Indigenous Sustainability Studies Minor

Students in BSU’s Indigenous sustainability studies degree program will take core environmental and Indigenous studies courses along with several new, exciting interdisciplinary courses that are grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing.

This foundation guides students as they choose from the extensive list of elective options in fields related to wildlife biology, community health, the Ojibwe language, tribal government and many more.

For more information about the courses in this program, visit the course catalog.

Kimberly Shelton“The biggest thing I took away from [the Indigenous sustainability studies program] was knowing that the vision to create a more sustainable future, in this way, isn’t only something that I was passionate about. A lot of people share that. As I look forward to the potential of working for the federal government, for the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, I feel a lot more confident about how I fit and how I can bring these teachings, in a good way, to that role.”

— Kimberly Shelton ’20
Wildlife Biology B.S.
Indigenous Sustainability Studies Minor

What You Can Do With an Indigenous Sustainability Studies Minor

Sustainability studies is one of the most rapidly expanding fields of study and employment opportunities in the 21st century. It can complement any major by providing insight into the economic, environmental and social aspects of any field.

The sustainability studies minor offers a broad, global perspective while staying connected to the local American Indian culture. The minor provides students with ample career opportunities. You’ll be equipped to take on roles in ecological, social justice or environmental non-governmental organizations, serve as sustainability staff for major companies or working as a compliance officer for local, state, national or international governments.