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Tribal Leadership

Bachelor of Applied Science

Leadership is more than a title - it is an immersive and empowering process. Learn to manage and lead successfully within public, private, government, and nonprofit organizations. The Bachelor of Applied Science degree provides an opportunity to develop and apply skills to advance individuals both professionally and personally. The curriculum offers practical and active learning strategies needed to encourage growth in individuals and teams.

Tribal Leadership is a degree option of the Organizational Management and Leadership Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

NAIS 3300 Federal Indian Law 3
NAIS 4100 Tribal Government 3
NAIS 4110 Educational Foundations in American Indian Education 3
NAIS 4340 Natural Resource Management on Western Reservations 3
NAIS 4400 Tribal Leadership Practicum 3
  Program Electives:
The student must obtain approval from the faculty advisor for any courses taken to complete the requirements in this section.
  Total Tribal Leadership Option with electives 30


Lower-Level Requirements

Course Number Course


IMGT 2400 Intro to Information Management

3 credits

MDIA 3050 New Media Ethics

3 credits

MGT 3410 Human Resources Management

3 credits

PSYC 1000 General Psychology

4 credits

STAT 2000 Statistics and the World

3 credits

  General Electives 14 credits

*General Electives: Students must obtain approval from the faculty advisor for any courses taken to complete the requirements in this section.


Upper-Level Requirements

Course Number Course


COMM 4050 Communication and Conflict

3 credits

MGT 3000 Financial Analysis Budgeting

3 credits

MGT 3005 Foundations of Leadership

3 credits

MGT 3010 Personal Leadership

3 credits

MGT 3110 Business Ethics

3 credits

MGT 3210 Management and Organization

3 credits

MGT 4005 Leading Others

3 credits

MGT 4020 Innovation Management

3 credits

MGT 4390 Management and Leadership Capstone

3 credits

PSYC 3110 Cross-Cultural Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 3200 Industrial-Organizational Psychology

3 credits

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC. 

ORAL 6 6
POLS - American & Wyoming Government 3 3
SOC (in the program) 3
UNST 1 1
Writing Level I 3 3
Writing Level II 3 3
GEN ED Electives:
With approval by the faculty advisor, a student may choose a combination of courses with a general education designator to complete the requirements in this section.
5 5
Total General Education Requirements 30 30


Total Credit Hours: 120

More Information

Three ways to take classes:

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  • A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for completion of the BAS degree.
  • A minimum of 30 general education credit hours is required for completion of the BAS degree.
  • A minimum of 40 credit hours of upper-division (3000-4000 level) coursework is required for the BAS degree. 
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Meet Your Professors

Brittany Yeates

Associate Professor of Business

Working with students gives Brittany the opportunity to invest in them the way they invest in CWC.

Tammy Forbis

Assistant Professor of Business

Tamara Forbis has worked at CWC for more than four years as an instructor for business.

Joseph Fountain

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Joseph Fountain loves psychology and hopes to excite and interest his students in it. Most people associate the field of psychology with mental disorders, but the study and science of the mind encompass so much more.