Feb 28, 2024
The Bachelor of Arts in American Indian Studies is designed for all persons interested in the cultural heritage and history of American Indian peoples. The major is a multi-disciplinary liberal arts program with required courses in anthropology, history, literature, and political science or criminal justice. Electives can be chosen from a broad choice of subjects which focus on Native Americans and their experiences as well as their influences within society.
American Indian Studies majors must also select a minor or a second major. Suggested minors include: Anthropology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Health Care Administration, History, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Legal Studies, Sociology, and Social Welfare. A student may want to consider selecting a second major in one of the above areas, or combining American Indian Studies with another appropriate major.
General Education Requirements
A minimum of 49 hours of academic work in general education is required during the freshman and sophomore years. For students transferring with the Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree from a public institution in Oklahoma, all general education requirements will be satisfied with respect to degree requirements. However, some majors may require other specific general education courses as program prerequisites or program requirements. Students should consult advisors and the program’s plan of study for further information. Students are required to complete general education requirements by the time they have completed 90 semester hours of college work. See General Education Requirements for more information.
American Indian Studies Core
(choose one course - 3 hours)
(choose two courses - 6 hours)
Sovereignty, Health and Current Issues Option (9412)
(choose 18 hours)
General Option (9411)
18 hours of courses with an AIS prefix, including courses not used to fulfill core requirements. Other relevant courses may count at the discretion of the department chair.
Policies of the College of Liberal Arts
|English proficiency is a graduation requirement. Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of “C” or better prior to the completion of 60 credit hours.
|UPPER DIVISION CREDIT:
|Total hours must include at least 40 hours of credit in courses number 3000 and above.
|LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES:
|At least 80 semester credit hours are required in the Liberal Arts and Sciences for BA/BAED/BFA/BME degrees and 55 semester credit hours of Liberal Arts and Sciences for BS/BSED degrees and 40 semester credit hours of Liberal Arts and Sciences for specialty degrees (BGS, BSW). Liberal Arts and Science courses are designated by a “#” after the course title.