Native American Studies Program
In its 14-year history, the Department of Native American Studies has grown substantially and gained a national reputation for the quality of its graduates. OU Native American Studies alumni hold positions in law firms, tribal governments and museums. Students benefit from the program's internship experience, which is required as part of the degree. Previous sponsors of the internship programs have included the Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission, Oklahoma Legal Services, Inc., Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and the Wordpath Society.
Coursework in Native American Studies combines a strong foundation in the liberal arts with specialized classes in Native American art, history, language and social issues. OU's Native American Studies program offers students the unique opportunity to work close to tribal lands and learn about the contemporary social and political issues that affect American Indian communities.
OU offers American Indian students a unique opportunity to meet their education needs and introduces all students to the diversity of tribal cultures. The Native American Studies program strives to foster diversity in the university community and to celebrate the American Indian cultural heritage.