Indian Related Programs
Department of American Indian Studies
The Department of American Indian Studies offers a major leading to the B.A. degree or a minor in association with another discipline. Courses include tribal histories, contemporary issues, federal Indian law and policy, oral traditions and contemporary literature, Native American philosophical thought, survey of Native American arts, North American Indians, and others. Many American Indian Studies courses meet University requirements in Essential Studies. American Indian Studies offers small classes to assist students in refining writing and discussion skills.
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
REU from Rural and Tribal colleges is a 10-week summer research experience at UND.
Indians Into Medicine (INMED)
This long-standing program encourages American Indians to enter health careers and prepare for practice in underserved Indian communities. Summer programs include a six week Summer Institute enrichment session for students in grades 7-12 who are interested in health careers, a Pathway program which helps students in the transition from tribal community college to the University, and a two-tiered Med Prep program which enables participants to prepare for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and to prepare for the patient-centered curriculum at UND's School of Medicine & Health Sciences. The program has served nearly 20% of this nation’s physicians who are enrolled members of federally recognized tribes.
Indians Into Psychology Doctoral Education (INPSYDE)
INPSYDE trains American Indian psychologists and facilitate cross-cultural competence among non-Indian students, faculty, and staff in ND, MT, SD, WY, and MN. The INPSYDE Program Summer Institute is a two week enrichment program for Native American junior and senior high school students who are interested in pursuing a degree in psychology related disciplines.
Center for Rural Health
The UND Center for Rural Health works in a variety of areas to bring together expertise and help share knowledge and tools with a broad range of rural and tribal stakeholders. Some programs include:
- The National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA) provides information and services to the country’s ever-growing population of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian elders in an effort to enhance and improve their quality of life.
- The National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI) addresses the lack of culturally appropriate information and community education materials on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in Indian Country.
Nurturing American Tribal Undergraduate Research and Education (NATURE)
NATURE is an educational outreach program that provides college students with summer research experiences. NATURE ND EPSCoR and is designed to build new and strengthen existing pathways for Native American students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Participants of the program include students and faculty from all five tribal colleges in North Dakota, high schools students and teachers from the four North Dakota Indian reservations, and faculty from research universities of North Dakota, North Dakota State University (NDSU), and UND.
Northern Plains Indian Law Center
The UND School of Law has a longstanding commitment to the legal issues facing American Indian tribes. UND’s Indian law curriculum is one of the richest in the country, and faculty include the leading experts in tribal constitutions, tribal justice systems, tribal environmental law, and tribal gaming.
NSF US MASTER - Undergraduate Scholarships with Mathematics and Science Training in Environmental Research
The National Science Foundation has awarded to the University of North Dakota Science Team a grant to support a scholarship program to students in biology, chemistry, geography and mathematics. The goal is recruiting and providing support for the talented (1st year or transfer) students with financial needs who are completing a major in sciences. US MASTER scholarship program will provide financial support for up to four years covering tuition and fees with support of up to $10,000 a year, depending on the financial aid eligibility and qualifying to the selection/eligibility criteria.
Recruitment/Retention of American Indians Into Nursing (RAIN)
The RAIN program provides academic support and assistance to American Indian students seeking a nursing degree - pre-nursing through doctorate.