African-American Studies is an indispensable part of the mission of San José State University and the College of Social Science.  Our mission includes providing students with specialized knowledge about the historical and contemporary African-American community.

The Department of African-American Studies is building an interdisciplinary policy focus that includes technology that reflects our location in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Our undergraduate students are prepared for responsible citizenship and a strong sense of social responsibility in this diverse society.  The curriculum also seeks to prepare students to assume leadership roles in a wide range of career fields, as well as for success in Graduate degree programs.