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Develop skills for a wide range of careers
When you pursue a degree in American Indian studies at Arizona State University, you’ll deepen your understanding and appreciation of the Indigenous experience, including cultural and spiritual values, historical diversity, tribal leadership and social justice. As you broaden your perspective of Indigenous nations and histories, you’ll acquire analytical and critical-thinking skills, an in-depth knowledge of American Indian affairs and cultural expertise in diversity and minority perspectives as well as a broad skillset that’ll be applicable to an array of careers.
Recent graduates from our program have launched fulfilling careers with the International Indian Treaty Council, the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community and the local government. When you graduate with an American Indian studies degree, you can pursue advanced degrees or direct entry into a number of related fields, such as:
Whether you want to become a part of the American Indian Council or any one of ASU’s 1,000+ clubs, joining an organization is a great way to meet students who share your interests.
There’s a variety of internship opportunities available for our students. If you want to gain practical experience while earning credits, consider signing up for an internship in the field.
From Alaska to Hawaii, our exceptional faculty members are developing community-based research to help solve some of the problems facing Indigenous nations.