Native American Studies
Associate of Art degree
Courses in Native American Studies are open to all students, as partial fulfillment of general education requirements, as elective courses or as a program of study leading to the Associate of Arts Degree. The Native American Studies program strives for an academically sound evaluation of the history and cultures of the native peoples of the North American continent. Particular emphasis is placed on the tribes of the Wind River Reservation.
Central Wyoming College recognizes that the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone elders represent the wisdom of the past. Their knowledge of the tribal traditions should nurture the Indian student who seeks not only education but also wholeness through preparation for the future and respect for the past. The Native American Studies program is a tool for that preparation and an affirmation of that respect. The program also offers non-Indian students the unique opportunity to learn in the classroom about tribal cultures firsthand in the Wind River area.
CWC has an articulation agreement with the University of Wyoming for transfer. Students who transfer to UW with the Associate of Science (AS) degree and have a minimum of two three credit college level math courses will be deemed to have met UW’s lower division general education requirements.
Students planning to transfer to another four-year college or university are advised to obtain a catalog from the institution to which they wish to transfer. Using Central Wyoming College’s catalog, along with the four-year institution’s catalog and advisement information, the student will be able to make appropriate decisions for maximum transferability of his or her courses.