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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Native American Studies (B.A.)

34 Major Hours, 120 Degree Hours

Students in this major must also complete requirements for a degree in the College of Arts & Sciences .

The general major requires 34 hours, including 19 hours of required core courses. Beyond the required core courses, students must complete 15 hours of electives from LAKL and/or NATV, of which at least nine hours must be at the upper-division level (300-400) or students may elect a Native American Studies major with specialization in Lakota Studies in place.

Select 15 hours of LAKL/NATV electives or a 15 hour specialization

Major electives (15 hours)

In addition to the core requirements, students select at least 15 hours at least 15 hours of NATV or LAKL courses.

At least 9 hours must be at the upper-division level (300-400).

Lakota Studies Specialization (Optional) 15 hours

Native American Studies Major with a Lakota Studies Specialization (34 hours)

For this specialization, in addition to the core requirements, students must take the following Native American Studies courses:

Native American Studies Double Major (28 hours)

See Native Studies Double Major  for program requirements.

Four-Year Program Guides and Costs

USD encourages students to take 15 credits per semester or 30 credits within the year in order to graduate in 4 years. To help students complete their academic degree program in four years, we provide a sample academic plan. Please work with your academic advisor to confirm your plan.