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The Africana & Puerto Rican/Latino Studies Major
The major consists of 30 credits.  Students can concentrate in either the Africana or Puerto Rican/Latino Sequence or may choose to do a combination of both sequences.

Courses are to be taken are as follows:

  1. 6 credits from among the history courses: AFPRL 201, 202, 203, 204, 209, 210, 241,
    and 242
  2. 3 credits from the course AFPRL 281
  3. 21 credits Concentration
    • 12 must be taken at the 300 and/or 400 level.
    • If a student is not concentrating in the combined sequences, three credits have to be taken in the sequence that is not the concentration.
    • 6 elective credits


The honors research course, AFPRL 499, is open to AFPRL upper seniors who have a 3.5 GPA in the major with a 3.0 GPA overall and have completed at least 24 credits including three AFPRL 300/400 level courses.  In order to receive an honors endorsement, a student must receive a final grade of at least B+.  Students who do not meet the requirement for an honors endorsement but have passed the course, will receive three credits without honors. The research theme changes every academic year.  The project is supervised by one full-time AFPRL faculty member but is read and graded by the supervisor and two additional AFPRL full-time faculty members.

Career Possibilities

The Department prepares students for careers in government, education, and community organizations; for entrance to professional schools such as law, social work, and urban planning; and for graduate study and research in the social sciences and humanities. Graduates of the department have followed careers in journalism, counseling, teaching, social work, law, and medicine. Some work in museums; others have entered politics; still others have careers in private industry or in human services, as self-employed professionals.

The Africana & Puerto Rican/Latino Studies Minor
Hunter College does not require a minor; however, the Department of Africana & Puerto Rican/Latino offers one for students who wish to minor in the department. The Department of Africana & Puerto Rican/Latino Studies offers a 12-credit minor that requires students to successfully complete two 100/200 level courses and two 300/400 level courses.

Students majoring in nursing or the health sciences, psychology, political science, communications, sociology, history, and many other subject areas often choose to minor in Africana & Puerto Rican/Latino Studies particularly when their career interests include activities with people other than those of European origin.


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