American Indian Studies Certificate

Students pursuing a certificate in American Indian Studies learn about the unique status of Indigenous nations as sovereign nations. Causes and effects of stereotypes on Native Americans will be explored and students will develop an understanding of Indigenous Knowledge and philosophies about land. These courses will broaden your understanding of issues that confront the lives of American Indian women and ultimately encourage you to practice an attitude of respect when working with Native communities. 

To be awarded this certificate, students must complete and be awarded an undergraduate degree. For more information about adding an undergraduate certificate, see your advisor.

Program Highlights

  • Offered entirely online. 
  • Coursework focusing on sovereignty, women, traditional knowledge and contemporary issues. 
  • American Indian Center (AIC) sponsors summer workshops in Native Studies and Native Skywatchers for teachers.
  • AIC is a co-sponsor of the annual Power in Diversity Leadership Conference.
  • 20-year-old center is host for community social and educational programs including a speakers bureau and an annual pow wow and sponsors an American Indian Speakers series that has included leaders such Craig Howe, Janice Lafloe and Sherry Sanchez-Tibbets.

Student Organizations

  • All Tribes Council
  • Social Responsibility Student Organization (SRSO)
  • Global Horizons Club

Popular Careers

  • Teacher
  • Lobbyist
  • Journalist
  • Advocate
  • Anthropologist