Knowledge & Skills Gained
Why minor in Native American Studies?
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When looking into a college or university, especially when thinking about majors and minors, you will commonly be asked what you want to do with your degree. This is an important question we all have to ask ourselves.
As you think about potential careers and commitments to family and community, Native American Studies believes that you should simultaneously look inward (yourself) and outward (your community). Picking a major and minor is a difficult decision that many students make in consultation with family and community members.
In Native American Studies (NAMS), we are concerned with who you’d like to be, what knowledge and skills you’d like to have, and with whom you’d like to collaborate. NAMS offers a space for students to think about Native American issues and the importance of indigenous knowledge in the twenty-first century.
It is also a space to work with Native American individuals, communities, organizations, and nations. Because NAMS is an undergraduate minor, we encourage all undergraduate students to consider minoring in Native American Studies.
Our minor can also be used to supplement the Western knowledge gained in traditional academic disciplines.
Our minor can help prepare students to work in a variety of capacities. Our students can attain positions with:
- Indigenous organizations
- Federal, state, and local governments
- Social service agencies
- Non-profit organizations
- Community organizations
- Youth-serving organizations
- Research centers