Black World Studies deals with the integrity, continuity, and vitality of the international black experience. You'll learn different perspectives on the history and culture of Africa and its diasporas in Central, North, and South America as well as the Caribbean and elsewhere.

About the Major

OWU's Black World Studies Program is interdisciplinary in character, with its core curriculum involving educational approaches from political science, literature, sociology, anthropology, history, religion, art, psychology, and economics. You're encouraged to participate in fieldwork and internships, with study abroad opportunities available for you in Africa and the Caribbean.

Because your Black World Studies major will help prepare you for careers in education, social work, journalism, law, and community service, you're encouraged to consider a second major or minor in areas such as Politics and Government, Sociology/Anthropology, English, or Education.

Related Minors


Graduate Outcomes

Maggie Argiro ’13

After studying Black World Studies and Sociology/Anthropology at OWU, Maggie earned her master's in Oral History from Columbia University. She was named the 2015 Ruth Weimer Mount Intern at Ohioana Library.


Program Contact Info


Slocum Hall 338
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3833

Program Contact

Director: Randolph Quaye

Secretary: Wendi Kay