Humboldt State University

Native American Studies

Student Resources

As you pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree or a minor in Native American Studies, you'll explore complex historical and contemporary issues in tribal sovereignty, law and governance, language and the arts, natural resources and the environment, and society and culture. Many of our students enhance their NAS education by combining their curriculum with related programs in the Social Sciences, or in one of Humboldt State's renowned programs in the natural resource sciences.

While at HSU, our Native American Studies students can also take advantage of a range of support services on campus designed for Native American students. For information about support programs, scholarships and special events visit HSU's Pathways for Native American Students page.

What can you do with a degree in Native American Studies?

Many of our students work in tribal governments or nonprofit organizations; others become certified teachers. Still others serve in counseling, health care and human services, cultural and natural resource management and educational administration.

Our program, particularly when combined with a minor in a related field, can be great preparation for graduate study in the social sciences, as well as professional training in law or business. With your understanding of tribal sovereignty and societal, cultural and environmental issues affecting Native Americans.

Career opportunities include

  • student services counselor
  • mental health worker
  • cultural resources specialist
  • tribal museum curator
  • Indian language teacher
  • tribal administrator