The AIS Major Concentration and Minor
Why should you choose an American Indian Studies major concentration or minor at the University of North Carolina?
For starters, you will have access to the outstanding faculty, robust libraries, and world-class manuscript collections at one of the nation’s leading public universities.
Our students gain a foundation in the liberal arts that is the hallmark of any major in the Humanities and much valued by employers. Moreover, the American Indian Studies major concentration and minor cultivate exceptional interdisciplinary research and writing skills and an acute understanding of issues involving cross-cultural interaction, diversity, globalization, and social justice.
Our majors and minors have secured internships with the federal government and National Congress American Indians, pursued graduate training in law, public health, and history, and have explored professions relating to multicultural student affairs and global health.
What is more, the Research Triangle is a thriving region rich in the arts and culture, and the state is home to the largest American Indian population east of the Mississippi River. To learn more about Native North Carolina, we invite you to visit the websites of UNC’s American Indian Center and the North Carolina Commission on Indian Affairs.