Northern Michigan University is the first and only university in the State of Michigan to offer a baccalaureate degree in Native American Studies. We embrace Native American Studies and work to provide a nurturing and supportive environment for students of American Indian heritage and for those interested in learning more about the rich and varied Indigenous cultures.
Our programs are designed to provide students with a knowledge of regional tribes, tribal governments, issues impacting Native Americans and experiences with the Anishinaabemowin language.
Critical Thinking and Active Learning
Our programs are a good fit for students who want to:
- think critically and communicate effectively about Indigenous issues
- take part in active learning and academic service learning opportunities
- engage in respectful inquiry towards Indigenous peoples and the environment
With a degree in Native American Studies, you will be qualified to work in a variety of jobs around the country. Examples include:
- tribal governments
- governmental agencies
- schools or colleges
- youth-focused organizations
- non-profit organizations
- public museums
- and many more