How to Declare African American Studies


  1. Read the general university requirements for a minor (students.ucsd.edu).
  2. Log in to the Major/Minor tool (students.ucsd.edu) and submit the declaration.  See, the sample declaration provided below.
  3. Allow 2 business days for your minor declaration to be reviewed.  Check your degree audit to confirm your declaration of the minor was processed.  
  4. Message the African American Studies Program Coordinator through the Virtual Advising Center if you have questions about your audit or would like to petition a course for the minor.

Proposed Minor Courses

See the sample provided below to gain familiarity with the program requirements.  Please list 7 4-unit courses (28 units), of which no more than two are lower-division.  Also, you can list specific courses you have already completed and are approved program electives. 

1-2 Lower-Division Courses (one LD core course is required: AAS 10, LTEN 27, ETHN 3, HILD 7A)
Subject Code Course No. Title Institution Units Grade Options
AAS 10 Intro to Af-Am Studies UCSD 4.00 Letter
TBA XX LD program elective (optional) UCSD 4.00 Letter

6-7 Upper-Division Courses (20 units or 5 4-unit UD courses required)
Subject Code Course No. Title Institution Units Grade Options
TBA 1XX UD program elective UCSD 4.00 Letter
TBA 1XX UD program elective UCSD 4.00 Letter
TBA 1XX UD program elective UCSD 4.00 Letter
TBA 1XX UD program elective UCSD 4.00 Letter
TBA 1XX UD program elective UCSD 4.00 Letter
TBA 1XX UD program elective UCSD 4.00 Letter

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