The interdisciplinary minor in Native American Studies, offered by the Department of Anthropology, gives students a deeper knowledge of the rich cultural heritage of our continent’s indigenous peoples. The minor provides students an opportunity to learn about the historical and contemporary struggles and achievements of Native Americans. Over the years our students have had the opportunity to work and study in collaboration with the Muwekma Ohlone, the Paiute, and other descendant communities. The Native American minor is particularly well suited for those seeking careers in heritage management or government.
University Graduation Requirements
To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major, and coursework for the minor must include a minimum of 6 upper-division units (University Policy S16-4). Minor preparation or support courses do not count toward the 12 distinct units. Of the coursework for the minor, at least 6 units must be completed in residence at SJSU. The minimum aggregate GPA for all coursework required for the minor must be at least 2.0.