Princeton University Trustees Approve African-American Studies Major

PrincetonBeginning this fall, undergraduate students at Princeton University will be able to major in African American studies.? The university?s Center for African American Studies was formed in 2006 and, in May, was officially given ?academic department status.?

“Princeton’s outstanding faculty members in African American studies address cultural, social and political issues of urgent importance to our students, our nation and the world,” President Christopher L. Eisgruber said. “By approving the establishment of a new Department of African American Studies, the trustees and the faculty of the University have provided Princeton’s students with new opportunities for learning, and they have deepened our commitment to support scholarship of the highest quality in this vibrant field.”