University Catalog 2023-2024

Native American Studies (Minor)

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

The minor in Native American Studies offered by the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will be open to all students at North Carolina State University who share an interest in studying the experiences of Native Americans in the Americas. This minor provides a cross-disciplinary course of study for students from diverse backgrounds and from different curricula to explore Native American cultures and histories.


Students may declare their intention to complete the Native American Studies minor. Should students wish to transfer courses from other institutions toward the minor, students should consult with Dr. Judy Kertesz, advisor for the minor. To be admitted to the program, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal. Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. To apply to Add a Minor, go to:


To be certified as having completed the minor in Native American Studies, students must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average across all courses used toward the minor. The minor will be certified prior to graduation. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.

Contact Person

Dr. Seth Murray

Director of Undergraduate Programs, Interdisciplinary Studies

1911 Building, 107-A


Plan Requirements

  • Completion of 15 hours of coursework.
  • Students must earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better for all courses taken to fulfill the minor.
  • No course in the minor can be taken for pass-fail (S/U) credit.
  • A maximum of one (1) course may be used (double-counted) towards both departmental major requirements and minor requirements.
Required Courses
ANT 310Native Peoples and Cultures of North America3
ENG 249Native American Literature3
HI 366Native American History3
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
Andean South America
The American West
Early American Borderlands
Total Hours15