American Indian Studies, B.A. | University of Minnesota | Minneapolis, United States
48 months
36280 USD/year
35348 USD/year
16108 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The American Indian Studies program of the 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.


The American Indian Studies program of the University of Minnesota studies 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 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.

Theoretical and Practical Knowledge

American Indian Studies is a discipline where Native voices can challenge the dominant society’s assumptions about the cultures, histories, and legal status of American Indians. It is a field committed to building theoretical and practical knowledge that bears upon the past, present, and future of tribal nations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Indian & Indigenous Peoples
  • Indigenous Peoples in Global Perspective
  • American Indians in Minnesota
  • Indigenous Filmmakers
  • Dakota Culture and History
  • American Indian Environmental Issues and Ecological Perspectives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Application for Admission
  • $55 U.S. nonrefundable application fee
  • Self-Reported Academic Record: High school (9th-12th grade) courses and grades
  • English proficiency test scores (Required)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36280 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    35348 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35348 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    16108 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16108 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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