The curriculum is designed to provide a study of American Indians from an interdisciplinary viewpoint while examining their history, culture and contemporary life.
If you are an American Indian Studies major at San Diego State University, or thinking about becoming one, we can help you with choosing classes, campus involvement, career exploration, scholarship opportunities, internships, community service, graduate programs, etc. Please contact the American Indian Studies department office at 619-594-6991 to make an appointment with a faculty advisor.
A degree in American Indian Studies prepares students for various careers both in and outside Indian Country. Our interdisciplinary program teaches students about tribal sovereignty and the needs of contemporary Native communities. Students will be prepared to work in tribal education programs, social and human services programs, and cultural preservation divisions. Students will also be prepared to work in the various Federal agencies that work with Native communities, such as Indian Health Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Indian Gaming Commission, etc. With growing economic development opportunities in Indian Country, our majors will also be prepared to work in the several non-Indian corporations that serve Native communities, such as hospitality, environmental planning, financial services, engineering/architectural consulting, and entrepreneurship. Our course focus on tribal self-determination and decolonization helps students understand the complex jurisdictional issues and political and economic developmental needs of Native communities.
- American Indian Studies
- Ethnic & Women’s Studies
- Religious Studies
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Admission application through the Cal State Apply website (online)
- A nonrefundable fee of $70
- Unofficial transcripts
- Your Social Security Number, if you have one.
- Your citizenship status.
- Credit card. Application fees are due at the time of submission and are paid by credit card.
- Annual income. If you are a dependent, then report your parents income. If you are independent, then report your income.
- Your parent's employment background and two recommendations. This applies only if you are applying to the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).
- Completion of high school/secondary level
- SAT/ACT Tests
International11880 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11880 USD per year during 48 months.
National11880 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11880 USD per year during 48 months.
In-State8136 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8136 USD per year during 48 months.
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