Bachelor of Arts
Graduate and professional schools typically require a four-year B.A. or B.S. for admission. The curriculum of a traditional B.A. degree is centered on providing a well-rounded, liberal arts education. Students pursuing a BA are not required to have an Associate's Degree.
Any student seeking a Baccalaureate degree must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of general education and 43 credit hours of core courses. Students in the baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in the upper division courses, i.e., 300 and 400 level courses before they can graduate.
Federal regulations require institutions participating in student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible education programs.
Students needs to complete the core Business and general education courses within the first two years of study with a grade point average of 2.50 or better before taking the upper level core courses (300 and 400-level courses).
This 4 year-degree program is to produce graduates for employment as cultural teachers/instructors/professors, cultural interpreters, cultural social workers, health care workers, community service workers, community liaisons, health educators, various leadership roles and other relevant occupations. The program consists of a variety of practical hands-on projects along with formal classroom instruction, which produces a well-rounded individual able to perform the duties required for entering Diné cultural related occupations. Students participate in classroom, hands- on laboratory, and field experiences while working with instructors and mentors in real life situations. Students are also required to serve as interns after the fourth semester. Both English and Navajo languages are used in all areas of Western and Diné cultural education. The program is designed with two tracks: Course of study for Navajo Speakers and Course of Study for Non- Navajo Speakers.
Students in the baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in the upper division courses, i.e., 300 and 400 level courses before they can graduate.