Oct 02, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 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 a specialization in Lakota Studies.

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 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. 

State Authorization - It Matters Where You Live

If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference USD’s State Authorization webpage.

State Authorization