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First Peoples Studies (BA)

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Degree
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Department
Faculty
Program type
Major, Minor
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Duration
3 to 4 years
Start term
Fall, Winter

Why choose First Peoples Studies?

Explore the world of First Peoples – First Nations, Inuit and Métis – within the Quebec and Canadian context. Professors engaged in community research will help you develop awareness of First Peoples issues, from a First Peoples perspective, and deepen your understanding of society’s standing in relation to First Peoples. Courses cover history, contemporary social and political issues, culture and linguistics. Language courses include introductory-level Inuktitut; Haudenosaunee (Iroquoian) languages, especially Kanien'kehaka (Mohawk); and Algonquian languages (particularly Cree).

Other topics include health, education, the media and storytelling. The program has a strong focus on ethical research and engagement.

Program structure

A Bachelor of Arts degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.


Program options

  • Major in First Peoples Studies (45 credits)
  • Minor in First Peoples Studies (24 credits)


Courses


Admission requirements

Minimum cut-off averages

  • Quebec CEGEP: DEC
  • High School: C+
  • University Transfers (internal/external): C
  • Bacc. français: 11
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 26

Course requirements for admission

No specific courses required. However:


Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

After your degree

First Peoples Studies alumni may pursue work in many fields including:

  • Government
  • Law
  • Social work
  • Human resources
  • Community development

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