Native American Studies

NIEA believes Native culture and language are essential components of a Native student's education. For those students who are interested in earning a college degree with an emphasis in Native language, culture or history, please see the list of Native American studies programs at university institutions below. If there are institutions that are missing, please let NIEA know by e-mailing niea@niea.org.

Arizona State University

Program: American Indian Studies Program
Degrees offered: B.S., M.P.A., Ph.D.
Website: http://americanindian.clas.asu.edu/
Location: Tempe, AZ

Bemidji State University

Program: Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. in Indian Studies (major and minor); minor in Ojibwe language
Website: http://www.bemidjistate.edu/academics/majors_more/inst
Location: Bemidji, MN

Black Hills State University

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. in American Indian Studies; concentration in Lakota culture
Website: http://www.bhsu.edu/research/centers/americanindianstudies/tabid/104/default.aspx
Location: Spearfish, SD

Brigham Young University

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. interdisciplinary minor
Website: http://history.byu.edu/nas/Pages/default.aspx
Location: Provo, UT

Brown University

Program: Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America
Degrees Offered: Concentration
Website: http://www.brown.edu/ academics/native-american-and- indigenous-studies/
Location: Providence, RI

California Polytechnic State University

Program: History
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major and minor)
Website: http://cla.calpoly.edu/hist/index.html
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA

California State University, Chico

Program: Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies
Degrees Offered: Minor in American Indian Studies; Major with emphasis on American Indian Studies
Website: http://www.csuchico.edu/catalog/cat03/programs/mcgs/min_aist.html
Location: Chico, CA

California State University, Hayward

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. minor or option in Native American studies for any major
Website: http://class.csueastbay.edu/ethnicstudies/Home_Page.php
Location: Hayward, CA

California State University, Long Beach

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies; Minor and certificate in American Indian Studies
Website: http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/cla/departments/americanindianstudies/
Location: Long Beach, CA

California State University, Northridge

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: Minor
Website: http://www.csun.edu/americanindianstudies/
Location: Northridge, CA

California State University, Sacramento

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. in Ethnic Studies (major or minor) with concentration in Native American Studies
Website: http://www.csus.edu/ethn/
Location: Sacramento, CA

Colby College

Program: Indigenous Peoples of the Americas
Degrees Offered: Minor toward the B.A. in Anthropology
Website: http://www.colby.edu
Location: Waterville, ME

Colgate University

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major, minor)
Website: http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments/nativeamericanstudies.html
Location: Hamilton, NY

College of St. Scholastica

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. minor
Website: http://www.css.edu/academics/school-of-arts-and-letters/american-indian-studies.html
Location: Duluth, MN

Colorado College

Program: Southwest Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major and minor)
Website: http://www.coloradocollege.edu/dept/sw/
Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado State University

Program: Anthropology
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major and minor), M.A.
Website: http://www.colostate.edu/Dept/Anthropology/
Location: Fort Collins, CO

Cornell University

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. and M.A. concentrations in American Indian Studies
Website: http://aip.cornell.edu/
Location: Ithaca, NY

Creighton University

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A.
Website: http://www.creighton.edu/ccas/socant/programs/native/about/index.php
Location: Omaha, NE

Dakota Wesleyan University

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://www.dwu.edu/catalog/courses/cultural.htm
Location: Hanover, NH

DePaul University

Program: American Studies Program
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major and minor)
Website: http://las.depaul.edu/ams/
Location: Chicago, IL

Eastern New Mexico University

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A., B.S., and M.A.
Website: http://www.enmu.edu/
Location: Portales, NM

Eastern Washington University

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://www.ewu.edu/CSBSSW/Programs/American-Indian-Studies.xml
Location: Cheney, WA

Fairfield University

Program: American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major and minor), M.A.
Website: www.fairfield.edu
Location: Fairfield, CT

Five Colleges, Inc.

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: Curriculum open to all degrees
Website: http://www.fivecolleges.edu/sites/natam/certificate/
Location: Amherst, MA

Fort Lewis College

Program: Southwest Studies and Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major and minor: Southwest Studies; minor: Native American Studies)
Website: http://explore.fortlewis.edu/academics/am_indian_studies/index.asp
Location: Durango, CO

George Mason University

Program: Cultural Studies
Degrees Offered: Ph.D.
Website: http://culturalstudies.gmu.edu/
Location: Fairfax, VA

Humboldt State University

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major and minor)
Website: http://www.humboldt.edu/nasp/
Location: Arcata, CA

Idaho State University

Program: Anthropology
Degrees Offered: B.A., M.A., and M.S.
Website: http://www.isu.edu/anthro/
Location: Pocatello, ID

Indiana University

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: Certificate
Website: http://www.indiana.edu/~amst/graduates/native.shtml
Location: Fort Wayne, IN

Iowa State University

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~catalog/2007-2009/courses/amin.html
Location: Ames, IA

Michigan State University

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: degree specialization
Website: http://aisp.msu.edu/index.html
Location: East Lansing, MI

Mills College

Program: Comparative Ethnic Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A.
Website: http://www.mills.edu/academics/undergraduate/eths/
Location: Oakland, CA

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Program: Ethnic Studies
Degrees Offered: B.S. (major, minor), M.S.
Website: http://sbs.mnsu.edu/ethnic/
Location: Mankato, MN

Minot State University

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://www.minotstateu.edu/nas/
Location: Minot, ND

Montana State University

Program: Center for Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor), M.A.
Website: http://www.montana.edu/wwwnas/
Location: Bozeman, MT

New Mexico State University

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://www.nmsu.edu/~aip/ais.html
Location: Las Cruces, NM

Northeastern State University

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major and minor)
Website: http://catalog.nsuok.edu/index.php?catoid=2
Location: Tahlequah, OK

Northern Arizona University

Program: Applied Indigenous Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A., B.S. (major, minor)
Website: http://www.nau.edu/sbs/ina/
Location: Flagstaff, AZ

Northern Kentucky University

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A., B.S. (major, minor)
Website: http://anthropology.nku.edu/index.php/undergraduate-programs/native-american-studies-minor
Location: Highland Heights, KY

Northern Michigan University

Program: Center for Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A., B.S. (major, minor), Ojibwe language minor
Website: http://webb.nmu.edu/Centers/NativeAmericanStudies/
Location: Marquette, MI

Northland College

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A., B.S
Website: http://www.northland.edu/academics-majors-native-american-studies.htm
Location: Ashland, WI

Ohio State University

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A., B.S.
Website: http://americanindianstudies.osu.edu/
Location: Columbus, OH

Oklahoma State University

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://osu.okstate.edu/welcome/
Location: Stillwater, OK

San Diego State University

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~aminweb/
Location: San Diego, CA

San Francisco State University

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major, minor), M.A. (emphasis)
Website: http://www.sfsu.edu/~ais/program_courses.htm
Location: San Francisco, CA

San Jose State University

Program: Native American Studies – Anthropology department
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://bit.ly/h6kAsA
Location: San Jose, CA

South Dakota State University

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://www.sdstate.edu
Location: Brookings, SD

Southern Oregon University

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor, certificate)
Website: http://www.sou.edu/natam/
Location: Ashland, OR

Southwest Minnesota State University

Program: Indigenous Nations and Dakota Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://www.smsu.edu/Academics/Programs/AmericanIndianDakotaStudies/
Location: Marshall, MN

St. Lawrence University

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://www.stlawu.edu/academics/programs/native-american-studies
Location: Canton, NY

Stanford University

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major and minor)
Website: http://nacc.stanford.edu/nativestudies.html
Location: La Jolla, CA

State University of New York, Buffalo

Program: Indigenous Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (American studies, Focus in Indigenous studies)
Website: http://www.americanstudies.buffalo.edu/
Location: Buffalo, NY

State University of New York, Potsdam

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://www.potsdam.edu/academics/interdisciplinary/nativeamerican/index.cfm
Location: Potsdam, NY

State University of New York, Oswego

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://bit.ly/eHu93c
Location: Oswego, NY

Syracuse University

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A.
Website: http://as-cascade.syr.edu/students/undergraduate/interdisciplinary/native-american-studies/index.html
Location: Syracuse, NY

The Evergreen State College

Program: Native American and World Indigenous Peoples Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A., B.S., Master of Environmental Studies, Master of Education
Website: http://www.evergreen.edu/nativeprograms/
Location: Olympia, WA

University of Alaska, Anchorage

Program: Anthropology
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major and minor), B.S., M.A.
Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/native/
Location: Anchorage, AK

University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Program: Alaska Native Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major and minor)
Website: http://www.uaf.edu/apache/ans/
Location: Fairbanks, AK

University of Arizona

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: M.A., Ph.D., J.D./M.A. concurrent degree
Website: http://www.ais.arizona.edu/
Location: Tucson, AZ

University of Arkansas

Program: Anthropology
Degrees Offered: B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.
Website: http://www.uark.edu/depts/anthinfo/
Location: Fayetteville, AR

University of California, San Diego

Program: Ethnic Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A (major and minor), M.A., and Ph.D.
Website: http://www.ethnicstudies.ucsd.edu/
Location: La Jolla, CA

University of California, Berkeley

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major), Ph.D. (concentration in Native American Studies)
Website: http://ethnicstudies.berkeley.edu/programs/nas.php
Location: Berkeley, CA

University of California, Davis

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major and minor), M.A., Ph.D. (concurrent program)
Website: http://nas.ucdavis.edu/
Location: Davis, CA

University of California, Irvine

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://www.eee.uci.edu
Location: Irvine, CA

University of California, Los Angeles

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major, minor), M.A., J.D./M.A. (concurrent program)
Website: http://www.aisc.ucla.edu/
Location: Los Angeles, CA

University of California, Riverside

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major, minor), M.A. (history), Ph.D.
Website: http://ethnicstudies.ucr.edu/undergraduate/area_of_study/NativeAmericanStudies.html
Location: Riverside, CA

University of Chicago

Program: Anthropology
Degrees Offered: B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Website: http://anthropology.uchicago.edu/
Location: Chicago, IL

University of Colorado, Boulder

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://www.colorado.edu/
Location: Boulder, CO

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Program: Ethnic Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://www.uccs.edu
Location: Colorado Springs, CO

University of Connecticut

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A.
Website: http://www.averypoint.uconn.edu/native_american_studies/intro.php
Location: Storrs, CT

University of Georgia

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A., M.A. (certificates)
Website: http://www.instituteofnativeamericanstudies.com/
Location: Athens, GA

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Program: Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A., M.A.
Website: http://www.uhm.hawaii.edu/
Location: Honolulu, HI

University of Hawaii at Hilo

Program: Ka Haka `Ula Ke`elikolani College of Hawaiian Language
Degrees Offered: B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, B.A. in linguistics, M.A. (Hawaiian Language/Literature, Indigenous Language/Culture Education/Indigenous Teacher Education), Ph.D. (Hawaiian/Indigenous Language/Culture Revitalization)
Website: http://www.uhh.hawaii.edu/
Location: Hilo, HI

University of Idaho

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://www.class.uidaho.edu/soc_anthro/programs.htm
Location: Moscow, ID

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor), M.A. (minor)
Website: http://www.ais.illinois.edu/
Location: Urbana, IL

University of Iowa

Program: American Indian and Native Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. and M. A. (certificates)
Website: http://www.uiowa.edu/~ainsp/
Location: Iowa City, IA

University of Kansas

Program: Indigenous Nations Studies
Degrees Offered: M.A., J.D./M.A. concurrent program
Website: http://www.indigenous.ku.edu/
Location: Lawrence, KS

University of Maine

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A (minor, major)
Website: http://www.umaine.edu/americannativeindianstudies/
Location: Orono, ME

University of Massachusetts

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. Certificate
Website: http://www.umass.edu/nativestudies/
Location: Amherst, MA

University of Michigan

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/ac/native
Location: Ann Arbor, MI

University of Minnesota, Duluth

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major), Chippewa Language or Social Studies emphasis
Website: http://www.d.umn.edu/~amind/main/index.php
Location: Duluth, MN

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major, minor)
Website: http://amin.umn.edu/
Location: Minneapolis, MN

University of Montana

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major and minor)
Website: http://www.cas.umt.edu/nas/
Location: Missoula, MT

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor), M.A. (minor)
Website: http://www.unomaha.edu/nas/
Location: Omaha, NE

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major, minor), M.A., and Ph.D.
Website: http://ethnicstudies.unl.edu/nas/
Location: Lincoln, NE

University of New Hampshire

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major, minor)
Website: http://www.unh.edu/undergrad-catalog/interdisciplinary.cfm?id=2&view=6&page=interdisciplinary
Location: Durham, NH

University of New Mexico

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major, minor)
Website: http://www.unm.edu/~nasinfo/
Location: Albuquerque, NM

University of North Carolina, Pembroke

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major, minor)
Website: http://www.uncp.edu/ais/
Location: Pembroke, NC

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major, minor)
Website: http://www.americanindianstudies.unc.edu/
Location: Chapel Hill, NC

University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://uncw.edu/
Location: Wilmington, NC

University of North Dakota

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A.
Website: http://www.aiss.und.edu/sageandsweetgrasspolicy.html
Location: University Station, ND

University of Oklahoma

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major, minor), M.A.
Website: http://www.ou.edu/cas/nas/
Location: Norman, OK

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A., B.F.A.
Website: http://www.usao.edu/home/majors/american-indian-studies
Location: Chickasha, OK

University of South Dakota

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major, minor)
Website: http://www.usd.edu/institute-of-american-indian-studies/
Location: Vermillion, SD

University of Texas A&M

Program: Center for the Study of the First Americans
Degrees Offered: B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Website: http://anthropology.tamu.edu/
Location: College Station, TX

University of the Incarnate Word

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A.
Website: http://www.uiw.edu/
Location: San Antonio, TX

University of Utah

Program: America West Center
Degrees Offered: research opportunities
Website: http://www.awc.utah.edu/
Location: Salt Lake City, UT

University of Washington

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://depts.washington.edu/native/
Location: Seattle, WA

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major, minor)
Website: http://www.uwec.edu/ais/
Location: Eau Claire, WI

University of Wisconsin, Green Bay

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://www.uwgb.edu/fns/
Location: Green Bay, WI

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: certificate
Website: http://amindian.wisc.edu/AIS_Home.html
Location: Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major, minor)
Website: http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/ais/
Location: Milwaukee, WI

University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

Program: Native American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://www.uwsp.edu/multicultural/NativeAm/
Location: Stevens Point, WI

University of Wyoming

Program: American Indian Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/aist/
Location: Laramie, WY

Utah Valley University

Program: American Indian Studies minor
Degrees Offered: AS
Website: http://www.uvu.edu/hps
Location: Orem, UT

Washington State University

Program: Comparative Ethnic Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://libarts.wsu.edu/ces/
Location: Pullman, WA

Western Carolina University

Program: Cherokee Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor), M.A.
Website: http://www.wcu.edu/6302.asp
Location: Cullowhee, NC

Western Washington University

Program: American Cultural Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (minor)
Website: http://www.wwu.edu/fairhaven/acs/
Location: Bellingham, WA

Yale College

Program: American Studies
Degrees Offered: B.A. (major, minor)
Website: http://www.yale.edu/amstud/index.html
Location: New Haven, CT

 
 

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