Africana Studies at MSU Denver

We bring the African continent and the African diaspora to students of all backgrounds.

MSU Denver’s Department of Africana Studies began in 1969 with the help of Wilton Flemon, Ph.D., and celebrated Professor Rachel B. Noel. To this day, we’re the only Africana Studies department in Colorado. Our graduates leave the University with prolific intellectual and professional skills, representing us well in the public and private sectors as well as the postgraduate studies they pursue. Learn more about the Department of Africana Studies and MSU Denver, our faculty, and our advisory board.

Career Prospects

Here’s where a B.A. in Africana Studies might take you:
Law, education, community work, human rights, journalism, social work and politics.


Giving to the Department of Africana Studies

Your generous donations support MSU Denver students pursue their dreams.

Your tax-deductible donation will help the Department of Africana Studies continue to provide a quality and competitive education for our students.

Department of Africana Studies

Campus Location:
Central Classroom Suite 304

Mailing Address:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Africana Studies
Campus Box 17, P.O. Box 173362
Denver, Colorado 80217-3362


Domonic Velarde – Program Assistant

[email protected]

Department Email:

[email protected]

Phone: 303-615-0799

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.