BA in American Indian Studies

No more than 61 hours may be completed online.

Minimum of 124 academic credit hours and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 are required for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in American Indian Studies.

45 hours of Core Curriculum Requirements:
5 hours The Spiritual Self (REL, AIS)
6 hours The Social (AIS, HIS)
3 hours The Aesthetic (AES)
7 hours The Scientific (BIO, CHM, GPS, MTH)
15 hours The Cognitive/Critical Thinking (ENG, SPC, LOGIC, CLE)
9 hours Liberal Arts Guided Electives (ART/THE, LIT/JRN, PSC/SOCSCI)
9 hours of General Electives: PSY 1113 required

45 hours of Major Concentration:
AIS 1002 Introduction to AI Philosophy & Religion
AIS 1153-83 Tribal Language I
AIS 2153-83 Tribal Language II
AIS 2333 American Indian Literature
AIS 2003 Contemporary American Indian Affairs
AIS 3003 American Indian Ecology
AIS 3113 American Indian Cultural Preservation & Museum Science
AIS 3123 American Indian Health Mgmt/Service
AIS 3133 Tribal Econ Dev/Tribal Management
AIS 4003 Issues in American Indian Education
AIS 4203 Senior Seminar (CAPSTONE)
AIS 4210 Internship (10 hours)

18 hours of AIS Minor:
Tribal Studies
Tribal Language
Leadership & Management
Art

7 hours of AIS Electives:
AIS 2133 Comparative American Indian Cultures
AIS 2513 American Indian Religion
AIS 2431 Special Studies
   
   
   

 

AIS Minor Requirements

AIS Minor with other Majors:
AIS 1003 Introduction to AI Philosophy & Religion
AIS 2003 Tribal Government
AIS 1153-1183 Tribal Language I
AIS 2153-2183 Tribal Language II
AIS 2333 American Indian Literature
AIS 2913 Contemporary AI Affairs

Tribal Studies Minor/AIS Major
AIS 2033-2063 Tribal Studies I
AIS 3033-3063 Tribal Studies II
AIS 3103 American Indian Political Experience
AIS 3433 AIS Special Research I
AIS 4033-4063 Tribal Studies III
AIS 4433 AIS Special Research II

Tribal Language Minor/AIS Major:
AIS 1153-1183 Tribal Language I
AIS 2153-2183 Tribal Language II
AIS 3153-3183 Tribal Language III
AIS 4153-4183 Tribal Language IV
(can use 6 hrs of any other AIS minor but must include all tribal language courses above)

Leadership & Management Minor/AIS Major:
AIS 2003 Tribal Government
AIS 2213 Fundraising & Grant Writing
AIS 3103 American Indian Political Experience
AIS 3433 Ais Special Research I
AIS 4103 American Indian Law
AIS 4433 Ais Special Research Ii

Art Minor/AIS Major:
ART 1003 Art Fundamentals
AIS 1113 American Indian Arts & Crafts I
ART 1213 Drawing I
ART 1223 Drawing II
ART 1323 Painting I
ART 1333 Painting II

Other Requirements:

Computer Literacy: demonstrated through completion of appropriate high school or college course or testing out.

Reading Proficiency: demonstrated through appropriate ACT score or completion of developmental Reading courses.

Outcomes Assessment (CAAP Test): required after completing 60 credit hours of general education coursework.