Students pursuing any approved degree or credential program of the University may at the same time earn a Certificate in American Indian Studies. Courses taken to meet the requirements may also simultaneously be used, where applicable, to meet General Education requirements or the degree or credential requirements of cooperating departments. Certification of successful completion of requirements will be issued upon the recommendation of the Director of the American Indian Studies Program.
- A Bachelor’s degree with a major in a traditional discipline. (Certificate requirements may be completed prior to the completion of B.A. requirement).
- Submission of all college/university transcripts to the academic advising coordinator, who will work with the student to develop a well-integrated program of studies. Interested students are strongly encouraged to meet with the academic advising coordinator after having completed the lower division core courses.
- A minimum of 21 units, distributed as follows:
Required Core Courses
- Lower Division Core Courses (select 6 units from): AIS 100, 101, 200;
- Upper Division Core Courses (9 units from): AIS 319, 320, 335, 340, 361, 485;
- Upper Division AIS Electives (3 units from): AIS 420, 440, 450, 490, 497, 499;
- Upper Division Electives Courses (select 3 units from): AIS
Upper Division Core Courses not selected above and from: ANTH 321, 322, 347, 349; ART 456/598S, 457/598T; EDSE 435; HIST 372, 471; HDEV 401; CHLS 380, 420.
A minimum of 21 units, including 18 units in American Indian Studies, distributed as follows:
Required Core Courses
- Lower Division Core Courses: (select 6 units from): AIS 100,101, 200;
- Upper Division AIS Core Courses: (select 6 units from): AIS 319, 320, 335, 340, 361, 485;
- Upper Division AIS Elective Courses: (select 6 units from): AIS 420, 440, 450, 490, 497, 499; (select 3 units from): ANTH 321, 322, 347, 349; ART 456/ 598S, 457/598T; EDSE 435; HIST 372, 471; HDEV 401; CHLS 380, 420 or other AIS upper division offerings.
- Upper Division Elective Courses: Course offerings in this section contain classes that either have content relevant to the American Indian experience or include a section or unit devoted to American Indians. Although some of these courses contain a minimum amount of Indian material, they have been included because of their relevance to American Indian Studies as well as offering the student a wider selection to meet individual programmatic needs and goals; (AIS Upper Divi-sion Core Courses not selected in Section II can be used to meet requirements in this section.)