Native American Studies, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 15

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N725

  • The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.
  • No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of courses, including at least 9 hours at the upper-division level

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement.

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Native American Studies program.

Required Courses

NAS Core Requirements
NAS 2013Foundations in Native American Sovereignty3
NAS 4063Critical Indigenous Theory3
Thematic Area of Emphasis
Choose three courses from one or more of the following areas: 19
Cultural Knowledge, Language, & History
Tribal Governance & Policy
Indigenous Media & Arts
Total Credit Hours15
  • Minors in the College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.
  • Approved Dec. 2015