The American Indian Studies program provides opportunities for St. Scholastica students to study history, contemporary developments, tribal cultures and to interact with Indian professionals and peers.
American Indian Studies offers a 24-credit minor designed to complement programs in a variety of different majors.
Knowledge of American Indian contributions to our social, political, economic and scientific development will enable students to develop a broader view and a deeper appreciation of our national heritage.
Minor: INS 2201, 2202 (HIS 2201, 2202), and 3301 (RES/PHL 3301). Select one course from either 2203 or 2204 (ART 2204); and one course from 3308, 3320 or 4401. One additional course is needed to complete the minor. Students may petition American Indian Studies to take alternative elective courses.
All students, both Indian and non-Indian, are encouraged to select courses as electives from the core courses. Students may also select courses to fulfill the curricular area distribution requirements.
American Indian graduates are currently employed in a variety of fields. including:
The Indian Scholarship Program is offered by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, often in cooperation with state education departments, for individuals of American Indian descent who meet eligibility requirements. These grants may cover up to full demonstrated need. Inquiries should be addressed to the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office nearest you, or to the state office having program jurisdiction.
Students may also be eligible to apply for the following financial aid:
The minor in American Indian Studies is offered in a traditional, on-campus format at our main Duluth campus.