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Certificate in American Indian Studies

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 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 American Indian Studies Program Director.


1. A Bachelor's degree with a major in a traditional discipline. (Certificate requirements may be completed prior to the completion of B.A. requirement).

2. 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.

3. A minimum of 24 units, distributed as follows.

Core Courses

Lower Division Core:

Take 9 units from the following courses:

  • AIS 101, AIS 105, AIS 106, AIS 200, AIS 215, AIS 222.

Upper Division Core:

Take 15 units from the following courses:

  • AIS 300, AIS 308, AIS 319, AIS 320, AIS 335, AIS 340, AIS 400, AIS 420, AIS 485, AIS 490, AIS 497, AIS 499.

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