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American Indian and Indigenous Studies Minor

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Defining Your Place

The American Indian and indigenous studies program prepares critical thinkers for living in an interrelated world with the rigorous engagement of indigenous intellectual traditions, language, culture, land and community engagement.  The AIIS Minor provides a useful complement to any major by developing a deeper understanding of cultural competency and working across difference.  Coursework provides an understanding of an American Indian worldview as a lens to comprehend traditional knowledge and culture.

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.