American Indian Studies Program
The Division of American Indian Studies offers both the Bachelor of Arts and Associate of Arts degree in American Indian Studies. The Bachelor's degree offers a core liberal arts curriculum built around courses in American Indian history, culture and literature. Those courses build basic skills in critical and analytic reading, writing, and speaking. The curriculum also promotes students' career interests by offering a series of courses dealing with contemporary issues in American Indian communities—health, education, governance, environment, arts, and museum studies. Students will also be required to do an internship that complements coursework. The specialized courses and internship are intended to prepare students with a career plan that they can pursue after graduation.
The Division of American Indian Studies works closely with the Center for American Indians to support culturally appropriate academic and cultural enrichment programs for American Indian students. The degree programs, however, are open to all students at Bacone college.
The activities sponsored by the American Indian Center provide academic enrichment and social support activities for all American Indian students, both those who choose majors in American Indian Studies or other academic programs at Bacone.
After students have been admitted to Bacone College and completed 30 hours of coursework with at least a 2.0 average, they may apply for admission to the American Indian Studies Division.