The degree in American Indian Studies provides a unique and unequalled credential for working with issues of import to the American Indian community and other communities of Indigenous peoples. This can lead to many fulfilling career possibilities: research; government; work with issue-based or advocacy organizations; a career in the fine arts, curatorial, or museum fields; teaching; and many others.
The American Indian Studies major incorporates the core values and competencies of all liberal arts degrees. Because of that, Morris alumni have communications and critical skills that are valued by employers in almost all sectors of the marketplace.
Additionally, it can lead to an academic career. Advanced study in master’s or doctoral programs in American Indian Studies is one option; students can also opt to shift their focus to related fields, or combine interests in a graduate program.