American Indian Studies

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Program Facts

  • This minor enables students to delve into the history of the American Indian, to explore current events and tribal cultures, and to interact with American Indian peers and professionals on a regular basis.
  • Also offered is the American Indian studies concentration in social work, a collaborative effort between the Departments of Social Work and American Indian Studies. This concentration of courses focuses on the unique spectrum of challenges facing American Indians today.
  • Faculty involved in this unique program not only teach but also advise students and serve in administrative posts.
  • The program boasts the Indian Cultural and Resource Center, which is the hub of educational activities and programs on campus.
  • Students can also join the CSS Indigenous Student Alliance to get more involved with Indian events and outreach.

Program Requirements

Minor: 24 credits

Financial Aid

The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (usually with the cooperation of state education departments) offers grants through its Indian Scholarship Program to those of American Indian heritage who meet the eligibility guidelines. Students can contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs nearest them, or the state which has program jurisdiction.

Career Outlook

Students who complete the American Indian Studies minor in conjunction with a complementary major are well prepared to work in many professions, including nursing, program administration, elementary and secondary education, reservation and Indian health services, social work and more.

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