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American Indian Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #79 (WUR) Minneapolis, MN, United States
American Indian Studies (AIS) at University of Minnesota makes its primary focus the native peoples of the United States and Canada, although it draws on the experiences of indigenous peoples from other parts of the world as well.
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Overview

It is a multidisciplinary field that looks at the histories, cultures, arts, languages, literatures, philosophies, religions, economies, politics, and legal status of indigenous peoples.

Comparative Perspective

American Indian Studies scholars at University of Minnesota are trained in a wide range of disciplines that reflect the diversity of indigenous peoples. We stress a comparative perspective, which focuses both on the many differences that distinguish tribal nations as sovereign bodies and on the many similarities that unite them in common interests and causes. 

We give special attention to the sovereignty of American Indian nations as this is expressed in all walks of life, from the preservation and revitalization of Native languages to the protection and retention of Native lands.

Flexible and Great for Double Majors

If you major in American Indian Studies, you can benefit from the multidisciplinary and flexible nature of the field. Many students combine an AIS major with other majors of significance to American Indian communities. Our faculty and our academic advisor work closely with you to tailor your degree to your interests and goals.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Senior Seminar
  • Ojibwe Mastery 
  • American Indian Literature 
  • Indigenous Filmmakers
  • Indigenous Political Economies

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    59

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General Requirements

  • Completed Application for Admission
  • $55 U.S. nonrefundable application fee
  •  High school (9th-12th grade) courses and grades (Required)
  •  English proficiency test scores (Required)
  •  ACT and/or SAT scores (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33330 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33330 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    15104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15104 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Minneapolis

  • 1130 - 2050 USD/month
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