Bachelor of Arts in Tribal Administration and Governance

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Fully Online
$469.00 per credit (MN resident); $669.00 per credit (nonresident)
Total Credits
Undergraduate Degree
Application Deadlines
Summer 2021: May 1, 2021; Fall 2021: August 1, 2021
College of Liberal Arts
American Indian Studies

This major is designed to prepare students to work for tribes and governmental and nongovernmental entities that work closely with tribes. Students may select from two tracks: American Indian Studies or Business Administration. The core requirements for the major include courses focused on tribal sovereignty, tribal governance, and federal Indian law and policy.

The curriculum is based on studying the interrelationships between federal and tribal governments and the methods used by Native Nations to administer programs. Students will learn the history of federal-tribal-state relations; learn the roles of tribal leaders and administrators; and learn the laws, policies, and issues that impact tribal governments.

Sample Courses

This degree requires 120 total credits, with 54 of those within the major. Here is a sampling of courses you might take:

  • TAG 4250 – American Indian Diplomacy (3cr)
  • AMIN 3830 – Fundamentals of Tribal Operations Management (3cr)
  • AMIN 4810 – Business Processes in Tribal Administration (3cr)
  • BUS 2400 – Fundamentals of Organizational Management (3cr)

For more information, visit the online University catalog.