Students may participate in this Program in three different ways:
- formally majoring
- taking a minor in the subject (as explained below), or
- by taking whatever Program courses are of interest while keeping the student's own Ordinary or Honours Degree Program requirements.
Students can declare a Double Major or minor in either the traditional linked Programs OR have an Interdisciplinary Linked Program. This means that students now may combine their African Studies degree with one of a number of York's free-standing interdisciplinary Programs such as Religious Studies, East Asian Studies, Classical Studies or Creative Writing. In addition, students are able to double major in International Development Studies (IDS).
Other majors interested in Africa are encouraged to consult with the Coordinator.