B.A. Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (B.A.)

The Culturally-based Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Diné College implements the Diné paradigm of Nits1h1kees (Thinking and Conceptualizing), Nahat’1 (Planning and Gathering Information), &in1 (Living and Achieving), and Siihasin (Evaluation and Competency) to provide students with both Navajo and Western psychological expertise needed to promote mental health and H0zh0 (balance) for individuals, families, and communities. This program provides courses and training that will enable students to pursue graduate studies, obtain employment and promotion in the workforce, and serve the Navajo Nation.

The 4-years program includes instruction in Navajo psychology, counseling and clinical psychology, health psychology, psychology and law, social and cultural psychology, developmental, as well as decolonization, resilience, and research in indigenous communities. This program also includes hands-on practical experience through internships, undergraduate research projects, or independent study. Students will become informed about educational and career opportunities and will create a portfolio outlining a post-graduation plan that showcases skills and knowledge. The program is offered on a full-time basis at the Tsaile Campus.

Admission criteria are as follows:

  • Completion of an A.A. in Social and Behavior (based on the College’s 2015-2016 or more recent catalog). Any other Associate degree will require students to take additional course that meets requirements of Dine College’s A.A. in Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Completion of the following courses
  • PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 213 Statistics
  • PSY 290 Research Methods\
  • ANT 201 Ethnographic Methods
  • ANT 225 or HST 234 or SOC 215 (Indians of the United States and North America, History of Native Americans: Pre-Contact to the Modern Age, Native Americans in American Society)
General Education Core Credits
Communications
ENG 101: Freshman English I
ENG 102: Freshman English II
6
Humanities and Fine Arts
Students must choose two courses from:
Art History (ARH)
English (ENG) 212, 213, 231, 233, 234, 241, 297
Fine Arts (FA)
Humanities (HUM)
Theater (THR) 101, 102
6
Mathematics Student must take appropriate course based on major.
MTH 110: College Algebra
MTH 114: College Mathematics
MTH 106: Survey on College Mathematics
3-4
Social and Behavioral Science
Students must choose one History (HST) 101, 102, 135, 136 course and one other course from:
Anthropology (ANT)
Sociology (SOC)
Social Work (SWO)
Social Science (SSC)
Political Science (POS)
Economics (ECO)
Psychology (PSY)
6
Laboratory Science
Students must choose one Life Science and one
Physical Science course both with labs from:
Life Science: BIO
Physical Science: AGR, AST, CHM, ENV, GLG, PHY, PHS
8
Physical Education and Health Education
PEH 122
PEH 113-148
Health Education (HEE)
HEE 110, 111, 112
2-3
Navajo Studies
One Navajo Language Course Based on Placement Test (NAV 101, 102, 201, 202, or 211)
NIS 111: Foundations of Navajo Culture and
NIS 221: Navajo History to Present 9-10
2-3
Required Core Total Students transferring may need to take additional courses to meet core requirements. 40-43
Semester I Credits
PSY 200 Decolonization and Resilience in Indigenous Communities 3
PSY 202 Career Explorations in Psychology 2
PSY 211 Introduction to Navajo Psychology 3
PSY 240 3
PSY 291 Introduction to Counseling 3
Program Credits 14
SEMESTER II
NIS 311 Introduction to Navajo Holistic Healing 3
NIS 371 Navajo Philosophy 3
PSY 241 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 250 Social Psychology 3
PSY 255 Introduction to Physiological Psychology 3
Program Credits 15
SEMESTER III
PSY 315 Health Psychology 3
PSY 325 Psychology and Law 3
PSY 340 Child and Adolescent Development 3
PSY 350 Cultural Psychology 3
PSY 360 Drug Use and Abuse 3
Program Credits 15
SEMESTER IV
PSY 413 Advanced Indigenous Research 4
PSY 497 Independent Study 4
or
PSY 498 Undergraduate Research 4
or
PSY 499 Fieldwork Experience 4
Program Credits 8
Two 200-level Navajo Language Courses
based on Placement Test
NAV 201 or 202 or 211 or 212 or 231 or 289 3 or 4
NAV 201 or 202 or 211 or 212 or 231 or 289 3 or 4
Program Credits 6-8
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 40-43
Lower Division Program Requirements 23
Upper Division Program Requirements 58-60
Total Credits Earned: 121-126
Elective (must be NAV 102 if needed for 200-level Navajo Language Course) Credits
NAV 102 or other 3
Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code Code Title
42.0101 Psychology, General.

Psychology B.A. Program Advisors

Tsaile/Chinle/Window Rock
Calvin Dominguez
928-724-6861
cdominguez@dinecollege.edu

Bruce Bradway (Psychology Faculty)
928-724-6620
bbradway@dinecollege.edu

Psychology B.A. Program Coordinator

Terra Lamotte-Harvey
928-724-6624
tlamotte-harvey@dinecollege.edu

B.A. Business Administration

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (B.A.)

The Bachelors of Arts in Business is designed to prepare students to take responsible positions in the management of economic growth with more than 500 federally recognized Native American Tribes. The focus of the degree program is Tribal Management and Economic Development.

The 4-year program includes instruction in business management, accounting and financial management, human resources management, economics and business law (Federal, State and Tribal) designed to train students to promote the economic well-being of their respective tribal communities.

The program is offered on a full-time basis at the Tsaile Campus. Individuals may apply at any time of the year but are formally considered in spring. The application deadline is June 1. This allows for an admission decision prior to the Navajo Nation Scholarship deadline.

A student may be admitted to years 1 (freshman), 2 (sophomore) or 3 (junior) based on their academic record. Admission requirements are one of the following:

  • An A.A. degree in Business Administration for junior level.
  • Any other Associate degree will require students to take additional courses that meets Diné College’s A.A. in Business Administration requirements and placed in the sophomore level, or
  • High school diploma with a CGPA of 2.5 or higher, and GED with equivalent grade, and eligible to be placed in ENG 101 and MTH 110 will be admitted as a freshman.

Professional Preparation Coursework

General Education Core Credits
Communications
ENG 101: Freshman English I
ENG 102: Freshman English II
6
Humanities and Fine Arts
Students must choose two courses from:
Art History (ARH)
English (ENG) 212, 213, 231, 233, 234, 241, 297
Fine Arts (FA)
Humanities (HUM)
Theater (THR) 101, 102
6
Mathematics Student must take appropriate course based on major.
MTH 110: College Algebra
MTH 114: College Mathematics
MTH 106: Survey on College Mathematics
3-4
Social and Behavioral Science
Students must choose one History (HST) 101, 102, 135, 136 course and one other course from:
Anthropology (ANT)
Sociology (SOC)
Social Work (SWO)
Social Science (SSC)
Political Science (POS)
Economics (ECO)
Psychology (PSY)
6
Laboratory Science
Students must choose one Life Science and one
Physical Science course both with labs from:
Life Science: BIO
Physical Science: AGR, AST, CHM, ENV, GLG, PHY, PHS
8
Physical Education and Health Education
PEH 122
PEH 113-148
Health Education (HEE)
HEE 110, 111, 112
2-3
Navajo Studies
One Navajo Language Course Based on Placement Test (NAV 101, 102, 201, 202, or 211)
NIS 111: Foundations of Navajo Culture and
NIS 221: Navajo History to Present 9-10
2-3
Required Core Total Students transferring may need to take additional courses to meet core requirements. 40-43
Lower Division  Requirements 24 Credits
ACC 200 Financial Accounting 3
ACC 201 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 204 Business Law 3
BUS 265 Statistical Analysis for Business 3
BUS 270 Quantitative Methods in Business 3
CIS 111 Introduction to Computers 3
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MKT 240 Marketing 3
Junior SEMESTER I
ACC 350 Finance 3
BUS 350 Business Professional Ethics 3
MGT 330 Tourism and Hospitality Management 3
MGT 340 Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 360 Principles of Management 3
Program Credits 15
Junior SEMESTER II
ACC 310 Government and Non-Profit Accounting 3
BUS 340 Technical and Grants Writing 3
BUS 360 Business of Gaming Industry 3
MGT 320 Tribal Governments and Management 3
MGT 350 Human Resources Management 3
Program Credits 15
Senior SEMESTER III
BUS 460 Tribal and Federal Laws 3
MGT 420 Tribal Enterprises and Entrepreneurship 3
MGT 440 Project Management 3
MKT 420 Public Relations 3
MKT 430 Quality Management 3
Program Credits 15
Senior SEMESTER IV
BUS 480 Internship 3
CIS 420 Management Information Systems 3
ECO 460 Tribal Economic Issues and Development Strategies 3
MGT 450 Strategic Management 3
MGT 460 Tribal Leadership Challenges 3
Program Credits 15
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 40-43
Lower Division Program Requirements 24
Upper Division Program Requirements 60
Total Credits Earned: 124-127

*Choose one Life Science with lab from BIO; and one Physical Science with lab from: AGR, AST, CHM, ENV, GLG, PHY or PHS on the Associate of Science Degree Checklist.

Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code
Code Title
52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General.

DEAN'S OFFICE

Micheal Lerma, Ph.D.
School Dean
(928) 724-6975
mlerma@dinecollege.edu

Irene J. Alva
Administrative Assistant
(928) 724-6621
ialva@dinecollege.edu

Terra Lamotte-Harvey,  M.Ed.
Program Coordinator
(928) 724-6624
tlamotte-harvey@dinecollege.edu

Location:
Ned Hatathlii Center (NHC)
Tsaile Campus

Call:
(928) 724-6621
Fax:
(928) 724-6625

Mail to:
Diné College: School of Business and Social Science
P. O. Box 25-C
Tsaile, AZ 86556

A.A. Social Work

Social Work (A.A.)

This program provides the skills and knowledge needed to become a technician or paraprofessional in a social welfare program. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should check with that institution before selecting their Social Work courses.

General Education Core Credits
Communications
ENG 101: Freshman English I
ENG 102: Freshman English II
6
Humanities and Fine Arts
Students must choose two courses from:
Art History (ARH)
English (ENG) 212, 213, 231, 233, 234, 241, 297
Fine Arts (FA)
Humanities (HUM)
Theater (THR) 101, 102
6
Mathematics Student must take appropriate course based on major.
MTH 110: College Algebra
MTH 114: College Mathematics
MTH 106: Survey on College Mathematics
3-4
Social and Behavioral Science
Students must choose one History (HST) 101, 102, 135, 136 course and one other course from:
Anthropology (ANT)
Sociology (SOC)
Social Work (SWO)
Social Science (SSC)
Political Science (POS)
Economics (ECO)
Psychology (PSY)
6
Laboratory Science
Students must choose one Life Science and one
Physical Science course both with labs from:
Life Science: BIO
Physical Science: AGR, AST, CHM, ENV, GLG, PHY, PHS
8
Physical Education and Health Education
PEH 122
PEH 113-148
Health Education (HEE)
HEE 110, 111, 112
2-3
Navajo Studies
One Navajo Language Course Based on Placement Test (NAV 101, 102, 201, 202, or 211)
NIS 111: Foundations of Navajo Culture and
NIS 221: Navajo History to Present 9-10
2-3
Required Core Total Students transferring may need to take additional courses to meet core requirements. 40-43
Program Requirements Credits
SWO 111 Social Work as a Vocation 1
SWO 211 Introduction to Social Work 3
SWO 242 Community Social Service Skills 3
SWO 243 Community Social Services and Culture 3
SWO 250 Client Processing 3
SWO 295 Field Experience I 3
SWO 296 Field Experience II 3
COM 121 Speech Communication 3
Electives (Any course with 3 credit hours) 5
Program Credits 27
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 40-43
Program Requirements 27
Total Credits Earned: 67-70
Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code
Code Title
44.0701 Social Work.

DEAN'S OFFICE

Micheal Lerma, Ph.D.
School Dean
(928) 724-6975
mlerma@dinecollege.edu

Irene J. Alva
Administrative Assistant
(928) 724-6621
ialva@dinecollege.edu

Terra Lamotte-Harvey,  M.Ed.
Program Coordinator
(928) 724-6624
tlamotte-harvey@dinecollege.edu

Location:
Ned Hatathlii Center (NHC)
Tsaile Campus

Call:
(928) 724-6621
Fax:
(928) 724-6625

Mail to:
Diné College: School of Business and Social Science
P. O. Box 25-C
Tsaile, AZ 86556

A.A. Social and Behavioral Sciences

Social and Behavioral (A.A.)

The Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) degree is an interdisciplinary, liberal arts program designed to introduce students to the foundations of human behavior and cultures. SBS disciplines include Anthropology, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology. This program prepares students for transfer to a four-year degree program and provides basic training for work in social sciences.

General Education Core Credits
Communications
ENG 101: Freshman English I
ENG 102: Freshman English II
6
Humanities and Fine Arts
Students must choose two courses from:
Art History (ARH)
English (ENG) 212, 213, 231, 233, 234, 241, 297
Fine Arts (FA)
Humanities (HUM)
Theater (THR) 101, 102
6
Mathematics Student must take appropriate course based on major.
MTH 110: College Algebra
MTH 114: College Mathematics
MTH 106: Survey on College Mathematics
3-4
Social and Behavioral Science
Students must choose one History (HST) 101, 102, 135, 136 course and one other course from:
Anthropology (ANT)
Sociology (SOC)
Social Work (SWO)
Social Science (SSC)
Political Science (POS)
Economics (ECO)
Psychology (PSY)
6
Laboratory Science
Students must choose one Life Science and one
Physical Science course both with labs from:
Life Science: BIO
Physical Science: AGR, AST, CHM, ENV, GLG, PHY, PHS
8
Physical Education and Health Education
PEH 122
PEH 113-148
Health Education (HEE)
HEE 110, 111, 112
2-3
Navajo Studies
One Navajo Language Course Based on Placement Test (NAV 101, 102, 201, 202, or 211)
NIS 111: Foundations of Navajo Culture and
NIS 221: Navajo History to Present 9-10
2-3
Required Core Total Students transferring may need to take additional courses to meet core requirements. 40-43
Program Requirements Credits
COM 121 Speech Communication 3
Choice of five (5) from any ANT, HST, POS, PSY, SOC or SWO. Courses must be distributed among three different disciplines and including nine hours of 200 level work 15
Electives 9
Program Credits 27
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 40-43
Program Requirements 27
Total Credits Earned: 67-70
Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code Code Title
45.0101 Social Sciences, General.

DEAN'S OFFICE

Micheal Lerma, Ph.D.
School Dean
(928) 724-6975
mlerma@dinecollege.edu

Irene J. Alva
Administrative Assistant
(928) 724-6621
ialva@dinecollege.edu

Terra Lamotte-Harvey,  M.Ed.
Program Coordinator
(928) 724-6624
tlamotte-harvey@dinecollege.edu

Location:
Ned Hatathlii Center (NHC)
Tsaile Campus

Call:
(928) 724-6621
Fax:
(928) 724-6625

Mail to:
Diné College: School of Business and Social Science
P. O. Box 25-C
Tsaile, AZ 86556

Meet our Faculty

Michael Lerma, Associate Professor

School Dean, Tsaile Campus
(928) 724-6975
mlerma@dinecollege.edu

Christine M.W. Ami, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Tsaile Campus
(928) 724-6616
cmami@dinecollege.edu

Ph.D., University of California, Davis – Native American Studies
M.A., University of Maryland, College Park – Latin American Literature
B.A., Rowan University – Spanish, Secondary Language, K-12 Education

Grant Manger
Navajo Cultural Arts Program
www.navajoculturalartsprogram.org

Bruce M. Bradway, Associate Professor

Tsaile Campus
(928) 724 – 6620
bbradway@dinecollege.edu

Ph.D., Walden University – Academic Psychology
M.A., University of Northern Colorado – Psychology, Guidance, and Counseling
M.S., Troy University – International Relations
B.A., Wabash College – English
A.A.S., Community College of the Air Force – Medical Laboratory Technology

Miranda Haskie, Professor

Tsaile Campus
(928) 724-6715
mhaskie@dinecollege.edu

E.d. E., Fielding Graduate University – Educational Leadership & Change
M.A., New Mexico State University – Sociology
B.A., Fort Lewis College, Bicultural Studies B.A., University of New Mexico, Sociology
A.A., Diné College, Navajo Language

Brian King, Associate Professor

Tuba City Campus
(928) 283-5113 or ext 7524
bsking@dinecollege.edu

Ph.D., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque – Histroy – U.S./U.S. West and Frontiers and Borderlands
M.A., New Mexico State University, Las Cruces – History – U.S. West
B.A., University of Texas, Austin – History – Native American

Gregory I. Redhouse, Assistant Professor

gredhouse@dinecollege.edu
Tsaile Campus

Ph.D., University of Arizona, American Indian Studies
M.A., University of Arizona, American Indian Studies
M.A., University of Arizona, Higher Education
B.A., University of Arizona, Political Science

Patrick Blackwater

Patrick Blackwater, Assistant Professor

M.G.M., Arizona State University, Global Management
M.S., Grand Canyon University, Leadership
B.A., Grand Canyon University, Business Management
(928)724-6967
pblackwater@dinecollege.edu

Jeremiah W. Barber, Instructor

M.A., Argosy University, Forensic Psychology
B.A., University of New Mexico, Psychology

Marilyn Begay, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., New Mexico State University, Philosophy
M.S., University of New Mexico, Counseling
B.S., University of New Mexico, American Studies

Marius Begay, Instructor

M.A., Northern Arizona University, History
B.A., Northern Arizona University, History
(928 ) 724-6626
mariusbegay@dinecollege.edu

James E. Denney, Instructor

M.B.A. University of Guam, Business Administration
B.B.A. University of Guam, Finance and Economics
(928) 724-6709
jdenney@dinecollege.edu

Manasseh C. Begay, Instructor

M.S.W., New Mexico Highlands University, Social Work
B.L.A., University of New Mexico, Liberal Arts
MSW, New Mexico Highlands University
(505) 368-3664
mancbegay@dinecollege.edu

Juanita Fraley, Associate Professor

M.B.A., Gonzaga University, Business Administration
B.A., University of Northern Colorado, Business Teacher Education
B.S. University of Northern Colorado, Office Administration
(505) 368-3670
jmfraley@dinecollege.edu

King Mike, Jr., Instructor

M.B.A., University of Southern California
B.A., Fort Lewis College, Business Administration
(505) 368-3673
kmike@dinecollege.edu

Gloria G. Price, Instructor

M.V.E., Northern Arizona University, Vocational Education
B.S., Northern Arizona University, Vocational Education
B.A., Northern Arizona University, Business Administration
(505) 368-3671
ggprice@dinecollege.edu

Rosalind Smith, Assistant Professor

MAcc, University of Phoenix, Accountancy
B.S., Southern Utah University, Accountancy
A.S., College of Eastern Utah, Business Administration

rsmith@dinecollege.edu

A.A.S. Office Administration

Office Administration (A.A.S.)

This program provides students with business skills for entry-level positions and for starting and managing their own small businesses. It enables students to pursue further business studies and to apply business and organizational skills in their personal lives. The program features the practical, “real world” application of business concepts to challenges facing Navajos.

General Education Requirements Credits
Communication
ENG 085 and 101 or ENG 101 and 102
6
Mathematics
*Fulfilled in program requirement with BUS 142
0*
Navajo and Indian Studies
Navajo Language Class Based on Placement Test;
NIS 111, and 221 9-10
9-10
Physical Education/ Health Education
PEH 122 or choice of two courses from PEH 113-148 or one from any HEE courses 2-3
2-3
General Education Credits: 17-19
Program Requirements Credits
ACC 100 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
BUS 111 Keyboarding 3
BUS 121 Records Management 3
BUS 124 Office Procedure 3
BUS 141 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 142 Business Math 3
BUS 143 Business English 3
BUS 180 Computers in Business 3
BUS 211 Business Internship 3
BUS 214 Word Processor I 3
BUS 216 Word Processor II 3
BUS 240 Personal Finance 3
BUS 243 Business Communications 3
CIS 101 Spreadsheet 3
MGT 140 Human Relations 3
MKT 140 Customer Relations and Service 3
Program Credits 48
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 17-19
Program Requirements 48
Total Credits Earned 65-67
Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code Code Title
52.0401 Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General.

DEAN'S OFFICE

Micheal Lerma, Ph.D.
School Dean
(928) 724-6975
mlerma@dinecollege.edu

Irene J. Alva
Administrative Assistant
(928) 724-6621
ialva@dinecollege.edu

Terra Lamotte-Harvey,  M.Ed.
Program Coordinator
(928) 724-6624
tlamotte-harvey@dinecollege.edu

Location:
Ned Hatathlii Center (NHC)
Tsaile Campus

Call:
(928) 724-6621
Fax:
(928) 724-6625

Mail to:
Diné College: School of Business and Social Science
P. O. Box 25-C
Tsaile, AZ 86556

A.A. Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems (A.A.)

Students learn to develop and maintain systems that produce information for organizational planning. The coursework prepares students for admission to undergraduate programs in Computer Information Systems at a four-year university and for a career in Computer Information Systems.

General Education Core Credits
Communications
ENG 101: Freshman English I
ENG 102: Freshman English II
6
Humanities and Fine Arts
Students must choose two courses from:
Art History (ARH)
English (ENG) 212, 213, 231, 233, 234, 241, 297
Fine Arts (FA)
Humanities (HUM)
Theater (THR) 101, 102
6
Mathematics Student must take appropriate course based on major.
MTH 110: College Algebra
MTH 114: College Mathematics
MTH 106: Survey on College Mathematics
3-4
Social and Behavioral Science
Students must choose one History (HST) 101, 102, 135, 136 course and one other course from:
Anthropology (ANT)
Sociology (SOC)
Social Work (SWO)
Social Science (SSC)
Political Science (POS)
Economics (ECO)
Psychology (PSY)
6
Laboratory Science
Students must choose one Life Science and one
Physical Science course both with labs from:
Life Science: BIO
Physical Science: AGR, AST, CHM, ENV, GLG, PHY, PHS
8
Physical Education and Health Education
PEH 122
PEH 113-148
Health Education (HEE)
HEE 110, 111, 112
2-3
Navajo Studies
One Navajo Language Course Based on Placement Test (NAV 101, 102, 201, 202, or 211)
NIS 111: Foundations of Navajo Culture and
NIS 221: Navajo History to Present 9-10
2-3
Required Core Total Students transferring may need to take additional courses to meet core requirements. 40-43
Program Requirements Credits
ACC 200 Financial Accounting 3
ACC 201 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 204 Business Law 3
BUS 265 Statistical Analysis for Business 3
BUS 270 Quantitative Methods in Business(AZ) 3
CIS 111 Introduction to Computers 3
CIS 155 Introductions to Programming 3
CIS 210 Systems Analysis and Design 3
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MTH 191 Calculas I(AZ) 4
Program Requirements (27 hours NM; 31 hours AZ) 27 or 31
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 40-43
Program Requirements(27 hours NM; 28 hours AZ) 24 or 31
Total Credits Earned: 65-74

*MTH 110 College Algebra is the required math course to complete the A.A. in Computer Information System degree program.
**MTH 191 Calculus I is required for the AGEC-B in Arizona.
*ECO 200 Principles of Macroeconomics is a required course to complete the A.A. Computer Information System degree program.
The ECO 200 course MUST be completed under the General Education requirements for Social & Behavioral Sciences.

Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code Code Title
11.0101 Computer and Information Sciences, General.

DEAN'S OFFICE

Micheal Lerma, Ph.D.
School Dean
(928) 724-6975
mlerma@dinecollege.edu

Irene J. Alva
Administrative Assistant
(928) 724-6621
ialva@dinecollege.edu

Terra Lamotte-Harvey,  M.Ed.
Program Coordinator
(928) 724-6624
tlamotte-harvey@dinecollege.edu

Location:
Ned Hatathlii Center (NHC)
Tsaile Campus

Call:
(928) 724-6621
Fax:
(928) 724-6625

Mail to:
Diné College: School of Business and Social Science
P. O. Box 25-C
Tsaile, AZ 86556

A.A.S. Business Management

Business Management (A.A.S.)

This program provides students with business skills for entry-level positions and for starting and managing their own small businesses. It enables students to pursue further business studies and to apply business and organizational skills in their personal lives. The program features the practical, “real world” application of business concepts to challenges facing Navajos.

General Education Requirements Credits
Communication
ENG 085 and 101 or ENG 101 and 102
6
Mathematics
MTH 100 Intermediate Algebra
4
Navajo and Indian Studies
Navajo Language Class Based on Placement Test;
NIS 111, and 221 9-10
9-10
Physical Education/ Health Education
PEH 122 or choice of two courses from PEH 113-148 or one from any HEE courses 2-3
2-3
General Education Credits: 21-23
Program Requirements Credits
ACC 100 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
ACC 200 Financial Accounting 3
BUS 141 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 142 Business Math 3
BUS 143 Business English 3
BUS 180 Computers in Business 3
BUS 204 Business Law 3
BUS 211 Business Internship 3
BUS 240 Personal Finance 3
BUS 243 Business Communication 3
CIS 101 Spreadsheet 3
ECO 140 Introduction to Economics 3
MGT 140 Human Relations 3
MGT 250 Small Business Management 3
MKT 240 Marketing 3
Program Credits 45
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 21-23
Program Requirements 45
Total Credits Earned 66-68
Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code Code Title
52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General.

DEAN'S OFFICE

Micheal Lerma, Ph.D.
School Dean
(928) 724-6975
mlerma@dinecollege.edu

Irene J. Alva
Administrative Assistant
(928) 724-6621
ialva@dinecollege.edu

Terra Lamotte-Harvey,  M.Ed.
Program Coordinator
(928) 724-6624
tlamotte-harvey@dinecollege.edu

Location:
Ned Hatathlii Center (NHC)
Tsaile Campus

Call:
(928) 724-6621
Fax:
(928) 724-6625

Mail to:
Diné College: School of Business and Social Science
P. O. Box 25-C
Tsaile, AZ 86556

A.A. Business Administration

Business Administration (A.A.)

This program provides a solid foundation for the transfer student pursuing a bachelor degree in business administration or business education.

General Education Core Credits
Communications
ENG 101: Freshman English I
ENG 102: Freshman English II
6
Humanities and Fine Arts
Students must choose two courses from:
Art History (ARH)
English (ENG) 212, 213, 231, 233, 234, 241, 297
Fine Arts (FA)
Humanities (HUM)
Theater (THR) 101, 102
6
Mathematics Student must take appropriate course based on major.
MTH 110: College Algebra
MTH 114: College Mathematics
MTH 106: Survey on College Mathematics
3-4
Social and Behavioral Science
Students must choose one History (HST) 101, 102, 135, 136 course and one other course from:
Anthropology (ANT)
Sociology (SOC)
Social Work (SWO)
Social Science (SSC)
Political Science (POS)
Economics (ECO)
Psychology (PSY)
6
Laboratory Science
Students must choose one Life Science and one
Physical Science course both with labs from:
Life Science: BIO
Physical Science: AGR, AST, CHM, ENV, GLG, PHY, PHS
8
Physical Education and Health Education
PEH 122
PEH 113-148
Health Education (HEE)
HEE 110, 111, 112
2-3
Navajo Studies
One Navajo Language Course Based on Placement Test (NAV 101, 102, 201, 202, or 211)
NIS 111: Foundations of Navajo Culture and
NIS 221: Navajo History to Present 9-10
2-3
Required Core Total Students transferring may need to take additional courses to meet core requirements. 40-43
AZ Program Requirements Credits
ACC 200 Financial Accounting 3
ACC 201 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 204 Business Law 3
BUS 265 Statistical Analysis for Business (AZ only) 3
BUS 270 Quantitative Methods in Business 3
CIS 111 Introduction to Computers 3
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MKT 240 Marketing 3
Program Credits 24
NM Program Requirements Credits
ACC 200 Financial Accounting 3
ACC 201 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 204 Business Law 3
BUS 265 Statistical Analysis for Business 3
COM 121 Speech Communications 3
CIS 111 Introduction to Computers 3
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MKT 240 Marketing 3
Program Credits 24
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 40-43
Program Requirements 24
Total Credits Earned: 65-67

*MTH 110 College Algebra is the required math course to complete the A.A. in Business Administration degree program.
*ECO 200 Principles of Macroeconomics is a required course to complete the A.A. Business Administration degree program. The ECO 200 course must be completed under the General Education requirements for Social & Behavioral Sciences. Please review the A.A. Business Administration degree checklist with an Advisor for more information.

Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code Code Title
52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General.

DEAN'S OFFICE

Micheal Lerma, Ph.D.
School Dean
(928) 724-6975
mlerma@dinecollege.edu

Irene J. Alva
Administrative Assistant
(928) 724-6621
ialva@dinecollege.edu

Terra Lamotte-Harvey,  M.Ed.
Program Coordinator
(928) 724-6624
tlamotte-harvey@dinecollege.edu

Location:
Ned Hatathlii Center (NHC)
Tsaile Campus

Call:
(928) 724-6621
Fax:
(928) 724-6625

Mail to:
Diné College: School of Business and Social Science
P. O. Box 25-C
Tsaile, AZ 86556

School of Business and Social Science

About the School of Business and Social Science

The Associate of Arts degree is for students who wish to transfer to a four year program of study at a college or university. A minimum of sixty-four credit hours may be earned in an academic program of study designed to meet general education and program requirements in Business Administration. This program provides a solid foundation for the transfer student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration or business education.

The Associate of Applied Science degree prepares students for employment following graduation. They offer practical introductions to the field of work; additionally students may transfer to the University of Arizona campuses for the Bachelor of Applied Science degree. A minimum of sixty-four academic credits must be earned in specified coursework. Associate of Applied Science degrees are awarded in these programs of study: Business Management and Office Administration.

In Computer Information Systems (CIS), students learn to develop and maintain systems that produce information for organizational planning. The coursework prepares students for admission to undergraduate programs in Computer Information Systems at a four year university and for a career in Computer Information Systems.

The courses offered through the Social and Behavioral Sciences division prepares students who are planning to go into a profession related to any social and behavioral science discipline, including Anthropology, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or Social Work. The courses also enhance the applications of Social and Behavioral Science Principles in everyday life.

The Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) promotes academic foundations for transferring to a university or four year college. Students may also choose to continue their education at Diné College where they can pursue a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Psychology.

The Psychology BA program offered through the SBS division includes instruction in Navajo psychology, counseling and clinical psychology, health psychology, psychology and law, social and cultural psychology, developmental psychology, as well as decolonization, resilience, and research in indigenous communities. This program also includes hands-on practical experience through internships, undergraduate research projects, or independent study. This degree program will enable students to pursue graduate studies, obtain employment and promotion in the workforce, and serve the Navajo Nation.

This Bachelor of Arts degree is a unique degree program designed to prepare students to take responsible positions in the management of economic growth in the more than 500 federally recognized Native American Tribes. The program will include instructions in business management, principles of accounting and financial management, human resources management, finance, basic economic principles and business law (Federal, State and Tribal) as applied to promoting the economic well-being of the tribal communities.

The Social Work program offered through the SBS division improves skills, knowledge, and predispositions needed for becoming a technician or para-professional in a social welfare program. It enables transferring to a university or a four year college. Some courses are equivalent to a third year or fourth year college level course. Students who plan to transfer to a university or a four year college should check with that institution when selecting Social Work courses. If students are interested in pursuing a graduate degree (a Master’s degree or a PhD) in Social Work, one option is to complete the Psychology BA program because a Psychology BA degree can serve as a foundation for pursuing graduates studies in Social Work.

Minor Information: The School of Business and Social Science’s Native American Studies Minor is a 21-credit hour interdisciplinary program that seeks to broaden, connect and dialogue the variety of Navajo realities experienced by our students with that of tribal nations and Indigenous communities throughout the Americas and the globe. Students enrolled in this minor will take a total of 7 classes, all of which contribute to the following objectives: (1) exemplifying contemporary Indigenous communities; (2) identifying, distinguishing, and critiquing of varying forms of colonization; and (3) Re-imaging and re-defining Native Nation building through Indigenous self-determination. This minor program compliments every Diné College BS, BA, and BFA degree offering.

Eligibility: Students interested in this minor must meet the following criteria: already be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at Diné College; officially declare the minor with the Office of Registrar; maintain a 2.0 GPA in all NAS classes; and complete all requirements on the NAS minor degree checklist by the time of bachelor’s degree graduation.

Core NAS Faculty: Dr. Christine Ami (SBSS); Dr. Michael Lerma (SBSS); Dr. Gregory Redhouse (SBSS)

Affiliated NAS Faculty: Dr. Carmella Kahn (PUH); Dr. Franklin Sage (DPI); Mr. Matthew Skeets (ENG)

Contact: For more information, please contact Dr. Christine Ami at cmami@dinecollege.edu.

DEAN'S OFFICE

Micheal Lerma, Ph.D.
School Dean
(928) 724-6975
mlerma@dinecollege.edu

Irene J. Alva
Administrative Assistant
(928) 724-6621
ialva@dinecollege.edu

Terra Lamotte-Harvey,  M.Ed.
Program Coordinator
(928) 724-6624
tlamotte-harvey@dinecollege.edu

Location:
Ned Hatathlii Center (NHC)
Tsaile Campus

Call:
(928) 724-6621
Fax:
(928) 724-6625

Mail to:
Diné College: School of Business and Social Science
P. O. Box 25-C
Tsaile, AZ 86556