College of Arts and Sciences
Caskey Russell, Program Director
Ross Hall 114
Dept. 4297, 1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-6520
The University of Wyoming's American Indian Studies Program strives to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in our academic, student support, and outreach activities. We are committed to demonstrating respect for the rights and opinions of all people. Our commitment is supported by the policies of the University of Wyoming.
The American Indian studies minor degree is comprised of an 18 credit hours course of study that examines Native North American cultural and social life from historical and contemporary perspectives. It is expected that students completing an undergraduate minor degree in American Indian studies will be able to:
In addition to the skills acquired by students who earn an undergraduate minor degree in American Indian studies, students working toward a B.A. in American Indian studies will study tribal governance, literature, history, environment and natural resource management, ways of knowing, and indigenous languages. Inherent in this degree's curriculum and related activities is the expectation that students and faculty will assume an active role in working with and for Indigenous communities.
Graduate minor degree learning outcomes include the ability of the students to: