Bachelor of Science Degree- Native Environmental Science
Associate of Arts and Sciences Degrees (Transfer Degrees):
- Native American Studies
- Native Environmental Science
- Native Oksale* Education
- General Direct Transfer
Associate of Science Transfer Degree- Life Sciences
Associate of Applied Science, Transfer Degree- Early Childhood Education
Associate of Technical Arts Degrees:
- Chemical Dependency Studies
- Information Technology
*Oksale is the Lummi word for ―Teacher
Bachelor of Science Degree
Northwest Indian College currently offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Native Environmental Science. The Bachelor of Science degree requires a minimum of 180 credits within the appropriate distribution areas and with specifies courses in the Native Environmental Science core. An internship is also a required part of the Bachelor of Science degree program. Major declaration and prerequisites are required for most junior and senior-level courses. Students can enter the BS program at the beginning of their college studies or transfer into the program. Students who have completed associate degrees at NWIC or other colleges are encouraged to transfer into the BS program. Transfer students must request an evaluation of transfer credits from the Admissions Office for consideration of remaining requirements. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 in courses numbered 100 or above is required for completion of the BS degree.
Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree (DTA)
The Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree, commonly referred to as the ―Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA), is designed primarily for students intending to transfer to a four-year college or university. The Associate of Arts and Sciences degree requires completion of a minimum of 90 credits in courses numbered 100 and above within specified general distribution requirements and is accepted as fulfillment of the general liberal arts requirements by Washington State four-year institutions. Students intending to transfer should consult with an advisor or transfer specialist, since some colleges may have differences in degree requirements. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 in courses numbered 100 or above is required for completion of the AAS degree. Early contact with the admissions officer of the transfer institution will help ensure that entrance requirements for specific majors are completed.
Associate of Science Transfer Degree (AST)
The Associate of Science Transfer (AST) degree is awarded for completion of programs directed at the professional and technical levels. Stu-dents must complete a minimum of 90 credits in courses 100 or above, with a specified number of credits completed in the science core. The AST is designed to meet prerequisites for entrance into a four-year college or university science program in Washington State. General education credits are reduced therefore transfer students may need to take general education requirements after transfer. Students are urged to consult with an advisor prior to the selection of courses to ensure that they meet the requirements of the college or university to which they plan to transfer. Early contact with the admissions officer of the transfer institution will help ensure that entrance requirements for specific majors are completed. Many of the courses are prerequisite to or specifically supportive of the technical degree programs. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 in courses numbered 100 or above is required for completion of the AST degree.
Associate of Applied Science – Transfer Degree (AAS-T)
The Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree is built upon the technical courses required for job preparation and includes a college level general education component. The general education courses for the AAST degree are drawn from the list of associate degree courses generally accepted in transfer. The Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) is a professional-technical degree with a core of general education courses commonly accepted in transfer. In general, professional-technical degrees are not designed for transfer to other colleges or universities, however several four-year colleges and universities have specific bachelor degree programs that accept the Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 in courses numbered 100 or above is required for completion of the AAS-T degree.
Associate of Technical Arts Degree (ATA)
The Associate of Technical Arts (ATA) degree represents a program of study designed for immediate application within an occupational field. This degree places early concentration on the skills and technical aspects of the student’s chosen occupational field. Although the occupational degree program may contain courses transferable to other colleges, transferability of credits remains the sole prerogative of the college or university to which the student transfers. Students must complete a minimum of 90 credits including specified core and related instructional requirements. General education requirements vary, depending on the degree. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 in courses numbered 100 or above is required for completion of the ATA degree.