Native American Studies Certificate

Program Goals Statement

The Native American Studies certificate program provides Bristol students and elementary and secondary school educators with an overview of the issues affecting contemporary Native American communities of North America. Emphasis is placed on the Native peoples of the Eastern Woodlands, particularly, the Northeast, so that students can be better acquainted with the history, culture, and presence of the First Peoples of New England. Students will develop the skills of critical analysis, critical thinking, written communication, and empathy.

Program Information

  • This certificate can be completed 100% online.

After Bristol 

  • Students may choose to transfer to a college or university that includes a program in Native American Studies, such as the University of Massachusetts Boston or Brown University.
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Academic Area

Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Degree Offered

Certificate of Achievement in Native American Studies

Program Code


Program Contact

Edward Guimont
Department Chair

Patricia Sherblom
Dean of Behavioral & Social Sciences and Education

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