The Carter G. Woodson Institute was established in 1981 in response to student and faculty demands for a more coherent African-American and African Studies program and a more aggressive program of minority recruitment at the University. The Institute offers several interdisciplinary undergraduate programs including:
- Major in African American and African Studies (AAS) 
- Major Worksheet for African American and African Studies (pdf)
- Minor in African American and African Studies (AAS) 
- Minor in African American and African Studies Form  (pdf)
- Minor in African Studies (AS) 
- Minor in African Studies Form  (pdf)
- Distinguished Majors Program (DMP)  for qualified students who wish to do intensive research culminating in a thesis.
- What are AAS Majors qualified to do (pdf)
Students should select their courses  from the approved list posted on the Woodson Institute web site each semester.
Further questions may be directed to the Director of Undergraduate Programs, Lisa Shutt .
“The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at http://records.ureg.virginia.edu/index.php .”