Tribal Natural Resource Stewardship, Economics, and Law Graduate Certificate

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Department of American Indian Studies
Program Type
Graduate Certificate
American Indian Studies
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

About this Program

Designed to meet the professional and leadership needs of individuals interested in Tribal natural resources and environmental programs considering multiple perspectives regarding economic value and exchange of decision-making affecting the natural resources of Tribal Nations. The courses in this program provide a transdisciplinary area of study that aims to address the connections between human economies and natural ecosystems.  The certificate prepares students to understand the connection between economic decisions and stewardship of natural ecosystems.


MTAG 5530 Federal Indian Law I (3 cr)
TRES 5101 Tribal Natural Resource Program Management 1 (3 cr)
TRES 5102 Tribal Natural Resource Program Management 2 (3 cr)
TRES 5301 Tribal Natural Resource Economics (3 cr)

Applicants to this program must have already earned a bachelor's degree.

Completed applications will consist of: resume/CV, unofficial undergraduate transcript(s), and a personal statement.  The personal statement should give the committee a better picture of who you are and is an opportunity to share your personal qualities. You should describe what has prepared you and motivates you toward this certificate as well as how you plan to apply the certificate. It can include a summary of your educational and professional journey. It should be 500 words or less and be proofread for grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.