American Indian Studies

Program Description

The American Indian Studies certificate is an ideal stepping-stone for students interested in a four-year program in American Indian Studies. The program offers a concentrated study of the historical and contemporary issues of Native American peoples and cultures, with emphasis on Native Americans in Minnesota.


  • Minneapolis College’s faculty are extremely knowledgeable and small class sizes offer you an opportunity for in-depth discussions and one-on-one attention.
  • The College’s location is near one of the largest urban American Indian populations in the country, where many American Indian organizations are located.
  • The College’s unique program offers affordable classes that can be transferred to a four year college or university.

Program Details

Occupational Outlook

A certificate in American Indian Studies provides a foundation for many different career paths. Whether you choose to continue your studies at a four-year college or decide to enter a profession working in the Native American Community, courses at Minneapolis College will give you excellent training that will increase your success.

Potential Job Titles

  • Community Development Worker
  • Family Service Specialist
  • Race Relations Specialist
  • Government Planner
  • Lobbyist
  • Museum Curator

Where You Could Work

  • Nonprofit agencies
  • Social service centers
  • Advocacy groups
  • Cultural resource organizations