American Indian Nation Governance (Certificate)
In the American Indian nation governance certificate program, students develop knowledge about and insight into government and governance in Native American communities. The curriculum covers themes such as the history, policies and sovereign status of American Indians, and the legal relationships between the Native American nations and state governments as well as the U.S. federal government.
A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.
Graduates who combine the certificate in American Indian nation governance with their major program of study may increase their marketability to employers.
Those completing this certificate program are better prepared to work with Indian nations, federal and state agencies, and nonprofit organizations, regardless of their academic major or final career path.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.
Anthropologists and Archeologists
- Growth: 4.2%
- Median Salary*: 63940
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 3.9%
- Median Salary*: 80910
- Growth: 4.1%
- Median Salary*: 64460
- Growth: 3.1%
- Median Salary*: 64540
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).