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Native American Studies Program

Congratulations Students!
Congratulations Students!
The Native American Studies Program celebrated another great academic year with a gathering of students and faculty. MORE PHOTOS
Academic Program
Academic Program
Our academic offerings will push your boundaries and engage your desire to learn through all types of experiences.  University Catalogue
Native American Studies Faculty
Native American Studies Faculty
Compelling instruction and field-leading research. Meet our Native American studies faculty.
Student Resources and Involvement
Student Resources and Involvement
Don't limit your interest in Native American studies to the classroom. See what else Colgate has to offer.  LEARN MORE about student resources and involvement.
Our topical major in Native American studies offers you the opportunity to undertake a comparative and historical study of the pre-Columbian, colonial, and contemporary cultures of North and Latin America.

About Native American Studies

We offer you the opportunity to pursue either a major or a minor in Native American studies.

We draw on courses from a wide range of disciplines to cover the full range of subjects relevant to a complete study of Native American issues, including art, archaeology, culture, geography, Native American history, literature, religion, and the history of Euro-American contact with native populations in the New World.

A background in Native American studies will provide you with an excellent knowledge and skills foundation to pursue professional work after graduating, or to continue studying inter-American relations, Latin American studies, anthropology, archaeology, history, government services, art history, museum studies, religion, and more.

Department Contacts

Director: Carol Ann Lorenz
Office: 415 Alumni Hall
Phone: 315-228-7184

Administrative Assistant: Nicole Carvell (
Office: 221 Alumni Hall 
Phone: 315-228-7806

Success after Colgate

Colgate alumni who majored in the Native American studies are pursuing careers in a variety of fields. Check out just a few of the possibilities out there for our majors. Success After Colgate

Also, hear what alumni say about their experiences in the Native American Studies Program.