Certificate in American Indian & Indigenous Studies
A Certificate in American Indian & Indigenous Studies is a way of giving recognition to students who have made a significant effort to learn about Native culture and the role of American Indians and Indigenous peoples in society. Students receiving a certificate will have the achievement officially recorded via transcript notation.
What can I do with a certificate in American Indian & Indigenous Studies?
Students of American Indian & Indigenous Studies go on to successful careers in administration, advising, academics, advocacy, the arts, business, community outreach, consulting, education, government, health or health education, journalism, library science, literacy programming, lobbying, management, politics, publishing, school counseling, social work, research, and many more.
- To receive a certificate in American Indian & Indigenous Studies, you must officially declare the AIIS Certificate and have it noted in your student record. Please submit the online application form linked below to begin the Certificate declaration process.
- Complete a total of fifteen (15) classroom credit hours of AIIS/cross-listed courses approved by the American Indian & Indigenous Studies Advisor. Among the fifteen (15) credits must be AIIS 100 Introduction to American Indian & Indigenous Studies.
- Students must receive a minimum GPA of 2.0 in each course to be counted toward a Certificate in American Indian & Indigenous Studies. In some special circumstances students may have courses not listed on the AIIS list of courses count toward the credits required for the Certificate.
- Additional Requirements: At least eight (8) of the total classroom credit hours (15) must be taken at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Of the total classroom credit hours required, only six (6) credits may be taken as Pass/Fail. All other credits must be taken for a letter grade. The Certificate in American Indian & Indigenous Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is open to special students and undergraduate students regardless of the college of enrollment.
Apply to the Certificate Program
Certificate Program Application Form: Submit this online form to begin the Certificate declaration process.
Special Circumstances Form: Some courses not affiliated with AIIS may count towards your Certificate requirements if they contain at least 1/3 American Indian & Indigenous Studies content. Submit the Special Circumstances form with class details and the AIIS Advisor will determine course eligibility toward your Certificate in American Indian & Indigenous Studies.
To learn more about the AIIS Certificate, contact AIIS at email@example.com or visit our office at 316 Ingraham Hall to speak with a staff member.