Bachelor of Science in Applied Indigenous Studies

To earn this degree, you must complete at least 120 units of course work:

  • at least 35 units of liberal studies requirements  
    • be aware that you may not use courses with an AIS prefix to satisfy these liberal studies requirements
  • at least 42 units of major requirements
  • at least 18 units of minor requirements
  • elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units

Interest areas

Students with particular areas of interest in the following areas should work with their advisor to select courses in support of that area of interest:

  • tribal policy, politics and administration
  • indigenous environmental and human health sciences, policy and management
  • cultural resource management and Indigenous knowledge
  • sustainable community economic developmental and indigenous entrepreneurship

Major requirements  

You must take at least the following 42 units with a grade of "C" or better in each course:

  • required core courses: AIS 101, 201, 202, 210, 304, 350, 404, and 408 (24 units)
  • AIS 301W, which meets Northern Arizona University’s junior writing requirement (3 units)
  • AIS 490C, which meets Northern Arizona University’s senior capstone requirement (3 units)
  • Select courses from the following, with no more than 4 units in any one course prefix: (12 units)
    • AIS 232, 290, 450, 470;
    • AIS 320 or POS 320;
    • ANT 205, 301, 303, 306, 307, 351, 365, 406, 459, 460;
    • ARH 145;
    • BIO 479;
    • CCJ 415;
    • COM 301;
    • CST 323, 477;
    • ES 191, 215, 356;
    • FOR 270, 370;
    • HIS 280, 293, 368, 380, 381, 385, 386, 413, 414;
    • NAV 101, 102, 201, 202, 303, 304W, 311, 312, 321, 405, 406;
    • REL 201, 380;
    • SOC 315;
    • other courses approved by the department chair

 For more information, please reference the academic catalog.