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A minor is an optional component of a student’s degree that will be reflected on the student’s transcript. Minors are an excellent way for students to customize their learning experience and craft a degree program that is uniquely theirs. Students can even earn multiple minors to supplement a bachelor's degree. For example, students pursuing a degree in interpersonal communication might find that a minor in sociology is an excellent pairing, while a student pursuing a degree in public administration might add a minor in sustainability issues to help create a cleaner, greener future. And in some cases, employers offer bonuses or higher salaries to employees who have a foreign language minor.

Indigenous Studies examines the cultures (art, music, literature, cinema) and histories (politics and law, treaties, dislocations, activism) of Native Americans, First Nations, and other indigenous peoples of the Americas. An Indigenous Studies minor prepares students to succeed in a diverse range of fields, including education, social work, public health, law, government, museums, and public history. Students with an Indigenous Studies minor are multidisciplinary thinkers equipped with the tools to help build a more equitable and just society.



An Indigenous Studies minor complements a range of majors in both the College of Liberal Arts and elsewhere in the university. Some of these are:

  • Education
  • Professional Media
  • Business Law
  • International Relations
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration

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