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American Indian Studies Major

About the Major in AIS

The major in American Indian studies provides a critical academic field of study, intellectual engagement with, and place-based understanding of, American Indian epistemologies.

Graduates will investigate the formation of tribal sovereignty and the culture and identity of tribal nations, communities, and peoples as distinct political and cultural groups in the Americas. Graduates will gain both knowledge about, and experience working with American Indian communities.

Graduates will be prepared to work with a politically distinct segment of the population in a variety of fields, such as health care, education, media, arts, environmental, business, non-profit public service organizations, and government. The capstone course for the major provide a rigorous option for students to demonstrate their applied knowledge through experiential learning and community engagement.