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2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

American Indian and Indigenous Studies Certificate

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 or after 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 21 units, distributed as follows.

Core Courses (9 units)

Lower Division Core:

Upper Division Core:

Upper Division Electives: (0-6 units)

Take up to two of the following courses: