Undergraduate Minor FAQs
- How do I declare a minor in American Indian Studies?
The American Indian Studies minor requires 18 units of coursework, including several core courses. To declare a minor, you need to schedule an appointment with the Academic Adviser, Senior in American Indian Studies; together you’ll fill in an advising worksheet to help you document and plan your coursework. Call 621-7108 to schedule an advising appointment.
- My minor is not showing on my SAPR—what should I do?
When you have most of your coursework for the minor planned out on your advising worksheet, you’ll need to take a copy of your advising worksheet to your major advisor. Your major advisor will enter your minor information into the university system. Be sure to have your major advisor sign your advising worksheet, and return the advising worksheet to AIS.
- How can I learn whether a course I took at another school will count toward my minor?
If you’ve taken coursework at another college or university in Arizona (including community colleges and tribal colleges), your advisor may be able to determine whether your coursework will transfer during your initial advising appointment. In some cases (an in all cases for coursework taken at institutions outside of Arizona), you will need to fill out an AIS Coursework Petition. The AIS Curriculum Committee will review your petition and determine whether your course is eligible for transfer credit. In general, approved transfer coursework may only be used for elective credit, not as a substitution for core coursework. When you submit your Coursework Petition, be sure to follow instructions carefully and include all required supporting documentation.
- Do you offer a Bachelor’s Degree in American Indian Studies?
American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona is a Graduate Interdisciplinary Program housed in the Graduate College, and as a Graduate Interdisciplinary Program we are currently unable to offer an undergraduate degree. We do offer an undergraduate minor, however, which compliments many majors.
Undergraduate Minor FAQ