Tribal Governance Certificate

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Minimum Requirements for Tribal Governance Certificate: 30 credits

Students must earn a C- or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Certificate Requirements
Complete the certificate requirements.6-9
Tribal Governance Program Requirements
Complete the following:
TG F101Introduction to Tribal Government in Alaska3
TG F105Introduction to Managing Tribal Governments3
TG F199Tribal Management Practicum I3
Complete 12 credits of the following:12
Essentials of Tribal Government
Introduction to Tribal Administration
Tribal Court Development for Alaska Tribes
Children's Topics in Tribal Justice
Federal Indian Law for Alaska Tribes
Tribal Code Development
Tribal Justice Responses to Community and Domestic Violence
Tribal Court Administration
Juvenile Justice in Tribal Court
Tribal Court Enforcement of Decisions
Tribal Community and Restorative Justice
Introduction to Tribal Natural Resources Stewardship
Introduction to Geospatial Data
Practical GIS for Rural Alaska
Practical GIS Project Design
Indigenous Culture and Science Camp
Tribal and Community Leadership Development
Tribal Youth Advocacy
Tribal Participation in Federal Fish and Wildlife Management Systems
Tribal Participation in State Fish and Game Management Systems
Tribal Natural Resources Stewardship in Practice
Current Topics in Tribal Government
or up to 9 credits from the optional course list

 Optional Course List

Any course in: Alaska Native Languages (ANL, INU, YUP), Alaska Native Studies, Applied Arts, Applied Business, Environmental Studies, High Latitude Range Management, Human Services, Rural Development, Rural Human Services, and/or: 1
Our Changing Climate: Past, Present, Future
Leadership, Citizenship and Choice
Introduction to Business
Natural History of Alaska
The Economy of Rural Alaska
Fish and Fisheries in a Changing World
Natural Resources Conservation and Policy
Public Lands Law and Policy
Political Economy
Alaska Native Politics
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Social Work

Course substitutions relevant to Tribal Governance may be made with the approval of the Tribal Governance faculty advisor.

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Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.

  • This roadmap should be used in conjunction with regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor or mentor each semester.
  • Some courses and milestones must be completed in the semester listed to ensure timely graduation.
  • Transfer credit may change the roadmap.
  • Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.
  • Courses with (*) are recommended.
First Year
ABUS F154 (*)133ABUS F155 (*)103
BA F151X (*)263TG F199203
TG F101203WRTG F111X (*)93
TG F105203Program Elective3
TG F120 (*)263Program Elective3
 15 15
Total Credits 30

Footnote Definitions

General Education Requirements Degree Requirements Program & Other Requirements
1--Communication 8--Alaska Native-themed 20--Program Requirement
2--Arts 9--Communication 21--Capstone Requirement
3--Humanities 10--Computation 22--Concentration Course
4--Social Sciences 11--Ethics 23--General Elective
5--Additional Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences 12--Humanities 24--Minor Course
6--Mathematics 13--Human Relations 25--Upper Division
7--Natural Sciences 14--Humanities or Social Sciences 26--Program Elective
15--Library & Information Research
17--Natural Sciences
19--Social Sciences

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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes are measurable statements that describe knowledge or skills achieved by students upon completion of the program.

Students graduating from this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate well-developed logic and reasoning skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Demonstrate computer literacy, public speaking and presentation skills, and writing and research experience
  • Demonstrate independent goal-setting and decision-making skills
  • Have job-related work experiences, especially budgeting ability or basic accounting knowledge
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills in professional ethics, teamwork and leadership principles
  • Have broad academic exposure encompassing issues of government and private industry
  • Utilize their degree as a building block for further education