Program Length: 4 years
Location: Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire
• The application process is the same as Dartmouth’s regular undergraduate admission process. A recommendation from a peer is needed, and test scores are not required for this admissions cycle.
Highlight: Indigenous practices and perspectives have formed the foundation for ethical and sustainable resource management practices for thousands of years. Given this, it would only be right if everyone had and took the opportunity to learn more about it, right? Right! Well, students at Dartmouth can avail themselves of this opportunity with a Major or Minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies . Coursework covers basics like Native American ways of living, understanding the world, and the priorities and structures that shape how they operate. But even beyond this there are many courses that can speak to about gender roles, politics, and legal systems of Indigenous people. This major provides a deeper understanding and awareness of Indigenous history and practices, marginalization and acheivement. Exposure to legal, political, gender, and resource issues through this lens can inspire a different approach to addressing issues or managing critical concerns. Students also have the opportunity to participate in off-campus research and independent study projects in both the Major and the Minor in order to improve practical skills and understanding. Funding is available for these projects. The costs for this program can be found here. If the tuition seems like a lot, don’t worry because Dartmouth meets 100% of demonstrated financial need! So, if you are interested in land based learning and see a shift in perspectives as useful to collectively solving global problems, then check out the application here!
$83,802 per year but there’s lots of financial aid available.