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Old 02-15-2011, 09:35 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by meashcrme View Post
A lot of my Native friends who are in college are majoring in American Indian Studies.

But my question is -- what kind of job can you get with this major ? (bachelors degree)

Everyone wants to help their community (which is AMAZING), but wouldn't it be wiser to minor in AIS and major in something like social work, anthropology, drug and alcohol counseling, or something particular like that to directly help?

Just picking everyone's brain on what they think about the issue, and what you think the best idea is.
I teach native studies at a college. We advise native students to get a minor or a double major. Most practical applications for the NAS major only come now with advanced degrees (MA, MS, PHD, JD). If you want to help your people, NAS is not the easiest route. When I taught for a tribal college we were cranking out people with Indian Studies AA's and there were no jobs for them.
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