American Indian Studies (B.A.)
Explore the cultures and experiences of American Indians, and prepare to thrive in a diverse world.
Build your skills as a critical thinker and effective communicator as you learn about the American Indian experience. In UND’s B.A. program in American Indian Studies, you’ll explore a variety of American Indian perspectives and cultures, histories and contemporary experiences.
- Program type:
- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
- Credit hours:
- 120 (major), 21 (minor)
Why Study American Indian Studies at UND?
As an American Indian Studies major at UND, you'll learn to think critically, communicate effectively and apply your knowledge in complex situations — skills that are essential in nearly every career today. You'll gain a critical understanding of:
- Native cultures, experiences and histories
- The importance of Native voices and perspectives
- The wide variety of Native experiences through history and today
You'll join a close-knit group of students and faculty who are deeply engaged in research and service to the community — and you'll prepare for a dynamic career in a diverse world.
Leaders in Action
Learn to promote cultural diversity and traditions through coursework and campus events.
Engage in research through independent study courses.
Take on a real-world internship and get involved in service learning.
Join the Indian Student Association and participate in activities like a film festival and an annual week-long series of events centering on the American Indian experience.
A degree in American Indian Studies prepares you for any career that relies on strong communication skills and the ability to appreciate diverse cultural values and perspectives. Many of our students pair a major or minor in American Indian Studies with majors in the social and physical sciences.
Graduates of the University of North Dakota's American Indian Studies program go on to graduate and professional schools in areas such as:
- Social work
- Business and entrepreneurship
- Health careers