In addition to promoting awareness of American Indian cultures, values, and social concerns, the Center for American Indian Studies also helps facilitate the academic programs for the American Indian Studies major and minor.
Students benefit from a multidisciplinary approach by taking courses cross-listed between American Indian Studies and English, Sociology, History, Political Science, and more.
The Center for American Indian Studies is a home away from home where students can study, participate in student organization meetings, relax with friends, and seek assistance from an advisor or tutor.
The American Indian Studies program at Black Hills State University prepares students to examine the world around them from a comparative perspective—students will learn how American Indian voices rise to challenge the dominant society’s viewpoints of indigenous cultures, histories and sovereignty.
South Dakota and the Black Hills themselves are rich in Native American history and culture, and a degree in American Indian Studies from BHSU will give you deep understanding of this dynamic and exciting world.
American Indian Studies graduates often find careers with tribal, state, and federal governments, as well as in education, cultural resource management and tourism.
The AIS Program at BHSU offers:
- A diverse faculty, with knowledge about Native peoples from and around the country.
- The opportunity to explore many challenging contemporary issues.
- Many extra-curricular activities, such as the annual powwow.
- A welcoming environment in the Center for American Indian Studies
- Introductory Lakota
- American Indian Art History
- Introduction to American Indian Literature
- Early American Indian History & Culture
- Modern American Indian History & Culture
- American Indian Government & Politics
- Issues in Contemporary Indian Life
- Siouan Tribal Culture
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies American Studies View 270 other Bachelors in American Studies in United States
Complete the following high school courses with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0:
- 4 years of English
- 3 years of math (algebra or higher level)
- 3 years of laboratory science
- 3 years of social science
- 1 year of fine arts
Students must meet one of the following admissions requirements:
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6
- Minimum composite ACT of 18 (SAT score of 970 or above)
- Rank in the top 60% of high school class
International9723 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9723 USD per year during 48 months.
National11742 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11742 USD per year during 48 months.
In-State8672 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8672 USD per year during 48 months.
WY, CO, MT, ND, NE, IA Residents (In-State Tuition): $ 8,672
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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