This fall, students attending Diné College will have three new bachelor’s programs available to them. The school will offer a Bachelor of Science in biology, a Bachelor of Science in secondary education, with tracks in math and science, and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.
“We are profoundly grateful for the collaborative efforts of several divisions and committees who took the initiative to design these programs to provide new and exciting opportunities for our students,” said Dr. Lisa Eutsey, Dean of the Faculty, Diné College, in a press release.
With the two bachelor programs already offered—Bachelor of Arts in business administration and elementary education—Diné College now has five bachelor’s options to offer students. Diné College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
“The authorization and approval of (HLC) to allow and provide opportunities of this caliber means it elevates significantly the education wherewithal here at Diné College,” said Dr. Martin Ahumada, Diné College president, in a release.
He said these programs will allow students to graduate and work in fields that are “important to the Navajo Nation.”
Dr. Henry Fowler, Diné College provost, pointed out the affordability of attending the college to obtain one of these degrees.
“Math, science, and biology are degrees that have multiple use,” Fowler said in the release. “Students can afford to pay for these degrees that are competitive and much needed in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) initiative.”
The college is currently working toward more bachelor’s programs in Navajo language and culture, public health, and fine arts.