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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato


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Department American Indigenous Studies
College Closest affiliation to the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Program Website
Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BS
Program Description

American Indigenous Studies (AIS) provides an interdisciplinary and broad understanding of Indigenous Americans, especially the Dakota, and their respective ways of life in the past, present, and future. AIS welcomes all students - Native and non-native - to pursue knowledge of Indigenous American cultures, knowledge, languages, histories, politics, media, and other topics. The AIS program will prepare students to pursue graduate studies and careers located in tribal communities or in ethnically diverse settings. Incorporating Indigenous perspectives into the curriculum, AIS facilitates a space whereby Indigenous American worldviews will be an enduring and integral part of the diverse intellectual atmosphere of the University.

Admission Requirements

Admission to Major is granted by the American Indian Studies Program. American Indian Studies adheres to the minimum University admission requirements:

  1. a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours and
  2. a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 ("C")
Other Requirements  
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Rhonda Dass
American Indian Studies
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-3224
College Advising College of Social & Behavioral Science Advising
Melissa Iverson, Student Relations Coordinator
114 Armstrong Hall

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