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Native American and Indigenous Studies Career and Graduate Opportunities

  • UMM Students

History in the making. Because of its unique history, Morris is a great place to pursue Native American and Indigenous Studies.

A degree in Native American and Indigenous 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
  • Fine arts, curatorial, or museum fields
  • Teaching
  • Many more

The Native American and Indigenous 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, the Native American and Indigenous Studies major can lead to an academic career. One option is advanced study of Native American and Indigenous Studies in master’s or doctoral programs; another option is that students can opt to shift their focus toward related fields, or combine interests in a graduate program.