The BlackWorld Studies major requires 11 courses (33 credit hours):
- 4 Foundation courses (12 credit hours)
- 4 courses (12 credit hours) from one area of Concentration (either History, or Literature and the Arts, or Social Science)
- 3 Elective courses (9 credit hours)
The Black World Studies minor requires 5 courses (15 credit hours), including one Foundation course (either BWS 102 or BWS 202) and four BWS Electives, two of which must be chosen from a single department. At least one of these four Electives needs to be 200 level or higher and at least one further Elective course needs to be 300 level or higher.