College of Letters and Science Native American and Indigenous Studies Certificate Undergraduate Certificate How to Apply Visit Campus Request Information The Native American and Indigenous Studies certificate prepares students to work effectively with sovereign Indigenous nations in career paths such as law, government, education, health care, resource management, journalism, and many others. Program consists of 9-12 credits, including 3 credits at the 300-level or above. With a completed certificate students will be able to: Describe diverse examples of indigenous experiences, histories, and cultural traditions.Explain key concepts in Native American and Indigenous Studies, including tribal sovereignty, oral tradition, and decolonization.Apply their knowledge of Native American and Indigenous Studies to their work with indigenous people and organizations. The certificate requirements balance traditional academic coursework with applied, experiential, and/or service learning. Students choose from a practicum experience, a special work project, or an internshipwith a Native people or Native organization. Core Classes:Choose 6-9 credits representing at least two different disciplines:ENGL 280 – American Indian LiteratureENGL 382 – Ethnic Literature of the United StatesENGL 386 – Major Authors of Ethnic LiteratureHIST 292 – Native American HistoryHIST 393 – Wisconsin IndiansPHIL 381 – American Indian Environmental PhilosophiesAdditional 3 Credit Courses:Choose to apply up to 3 credits to the certificate requirements from:HIST 285 – Women in American HistoryHIST 288 – Race and Ethnicity in American HistoryNRES 150 – People, Resources and the BiospherePOLI 315 – Minority Group PoliticsPOLI 330 – Constitutional LawPOLI 375 – Latin American PoliticsSOC 270 – Race and EthnicitySOC 343 – Cultural Perspectives of FamilySW 365 – Social Work Practice with Diverse PopulationsApplied Learning:Choose up to 3 credits from:NAIS 199 – PracticumNAIS 399 – Special WorkNAIS 499 – Internship(1-12 credits, may be repeated for credit) 12-credit program is an interdisciplinary certificate administered by the Department of History and International Studies. For more information, visit the Course Catalog, search by the name of this program, and filter by semester.