Why earn a bachelor's in American Indian studies?

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Dec. 15
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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.

American Indian Studies at UND

  • Engage in research through independent study courses.

  • Take on a real-world internships and get involved in service learning.

  • Join the UND Indian Association and participate in activities like a film festival and an annual week-long series of events centering on the American Indian experience.

  • Form connections with dedicated faculty and receive guidance to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

  • Learn to promote and encourage communication about culture as a member of the Indian Studies Association.

  • UND is the only school in North Dakota's University System to offer a bachelor's degree in American Indian/Native American studies.

American Indian Studies Careers 


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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:

  • Law
  • Counseling
  • Social work
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Business and entrepreneurship
  • Health careers

American Indian Studies Courses You Could Take

Become a Leader in Action

Learn to promote cultural diversity and traditions through coursework and campus events.