Message from the Interim Chair

            Welcome to American Indian Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Located on California Indian land, we are one of the leading Native American Studies programs in the world and a diverse, thriving community of students, scholars, and staff. The Interdepartmental Program in American Indian Studies provides a multi-disciplinary approach to studying Native American issues, both rural and urban, past and present.

Our forty-two students—the largest number ever enrolled in American Indian Studies at UCLA—come from around the United States and around the world. Many of them are citizens of Indigenous nations and here at UCLA they study a wide variety of topics in our graduate and undergraduate academic programs.

Twenty-three undergraduate students are currently majoring or minoring in American Indian Studies here. They pursue one of two research tracks: Indigenous Peoples and the Americas or Global Indigenous Issues. To learn more about our undergraduate program, please visit: