The Bachelor of Arts degree will be conferred on students who have completed the prescribed course of study with a major elected from the following: American Indian studies, art, communication, drama, English, economics, history, music, political science, and sociology.
“Major” is short for “major field” or “major area of study.” It is the term used to describe the area of human activity in which a student plans to specialize. USAO is dedicated to liberal education, and in this usage "liberal" means "broad" and has no political connotation. USAO students attain this broad education through a blend of required IDS courses, courses in a major, and elective courses. After this experience, each student will emerge with a strong interdisciplinary background which allows an understanding of how one’s field relates to others.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The FAFSA establishes eligibility for all federal/state grants, loans, and work programs. Students demonstrating financial need may qualify for a variety of different programs, including grants, loans, and the work-study program. In addition, other aid may be available to students who meet eligibility that is not based on financial need. Students receiving aid must maintain satisfactory academic progress standards as described in the section on Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.