• On-Campus Component
  • Cost
    $491.00 per credit (MN resident); $700.40 per credit (nonresident)
  • Total Credits
  • Credential
    Undergraduate Degree
  • Application Deadlines
    Summer: May 1; Fall: August 1
  • Campus
  • College
    College of Liberal Arts
  • Department
    American Indian Studies

This major prepares students to work for tribes and governmental and nongovernmental entities that work closely with tribes. Students may select from two tracks: American Indian Studies or Business Administration. The core requirements for the major include courses that focus on tribal sovereignty, tribal governance, and federal Indian law and policy.

The curriculum is based on studying the interrelationships between federal and tribal governments and the methods used by Native Nations to administer programs. Students will learn the history of federal-tribal-state relations; the roles of tribal leaders and administrators; and the laws, policies, and issues that impact tribal governments.

Sample Courses

This degree requires 120 total credits, with 54 of those within the major. Here is a sample of courses you might take:

  • TAG 4250 – American Indian Diplomacy (3 cr)
  • AMIN 3830 – Fundamentals of Tribal Operations Management (3 cr)
  • AMIN 4810 – Business Processes in Tribal Administration (3 cr)
  • BUS 2400 – Fundamentals of Organizational Management ( 3cr)

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