Degree Requirements

Northern Michigan University's Bachelor's in Native American Studies will prepare students with the skill sets necessary to work within tribal agencies and governments as well as other governmental agencies, at schools and colleges or with youth, nonprofit organizations, and public museums. Students will engage with tribal citizens and tribal communities to reinforce tenets of the relationship between Anishinaabe and the environment. 

Core Courses 30 credits
NAS 100 Native American Studies FYE Seminar* 2 credits
NAS 101 Anishinaabe Language, Culture and Community I 4 credits 
NAS 204 Native American Experience  4 credits
NAS 212 Michigan/Wisconsin: Tribes, Treaties and Current Issues 4 credits
NAS 310 Tribal Law and Government 4 credits
NAS 315 History of Indian Boarding School Education
4 credits
NAS 404 Research and Engagement in Native American Studies 4 credits
NAS 488 Native American Service Learning Project 4 credits
*If you are coming to NMU as a transfer student, or if you declare your major in your sophomore year or later, this course can be substituted for another existing NAS course.
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