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African American Studies
University of Mississippi

Careers and Alumni

What can African American Studies majors do after graduation? Meet a few…

Brian Foster

Brian Foster

Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia

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BrigetteLewis

Brigette Lewis

MA in History Graduate Student, University of Chicago

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Melody Frierson

S. Melody Frierson

Project Manager, New America

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Jason-Cook

Jason Cook

Senior Pastor, Fellowship Bible Church of Roswell, GA

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African American Studies Careers

A liberal arts education empowers and prepares students to deal with complexity and change through a broad knowledge of the world.  They gain key skills in communication, problem-solving, and working with a diverse group of people.

Our African American Studies alumni are working in many different sectors of the economy, with the largest six groups shown in this infographic. The largest percentages are working in community non-profit organizations, business and financial firms, and higher education.

Related careers include business management, human resources, customer service, museums and historic sites, law, city planning, policy analysis and advocacy, strategic communications, K-12 education, higher education, journalism, creative arts, social work, government services, public health, community services, non-profit management and project coordinators.

 

Our graduates are …

  • Associate Pastor, Fellowship Memphis
  • Manager, Batesville Head Start
  • Center Consultant, FedEx
  • Marketing Manager, Landmark Properties
  • Merchant Assistant, Draper James
  • Early Childhood Faculty, University of Texas
  • Teacher, Lowery Elementary School
  • Project Manager, University of Kentucky Institute of Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy
  • Consultant, AT&T
  • Operations Assistant, UpRise Nashville
  • Police Officer, City of Memphis