Fifteen lower-division units in Africana Studies are required as preparatory course work for the major. These classes include introductory courses in Africana Studies, lifestyles, history, and psychology.
- The Afrikan Student Union is responsible for planning events that have an impact on the social, cultural and political life of the student.
- The Association of Africana Studies Majors and Minors sponsors such activities as lectures, special outreach programs, trips, and conferences.
- The Africana Psychological Society hosts guest psychologists throughout the year. Topics of lectures and discussions reflect timely issues of interest to students.
- The Africana Advancement Organization serves as a support group for other organizations and for the department at special events throughout the year.
- The African Association of Languages and Literatures is composed of students interested in literature, journalism and other forms of writing.