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First Peoples Studies

Bachelor of  Arts (BA), Minor

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 details

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.


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

Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements
Course requirements for admission

None. You must meet Concordia’s minimum admission requirements.

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.

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  • Contemporary Politics in First Peoples Communities
  • The Indian Act
  • First Peoples and Health
  • Linguistic Introduction to Inuktitut Language
  • First Peoples Sacred Stories

Consult the undergraduate calendar for a complete list of current courses and program requirements.

Students are encouraged, though not required, to take either a Minor in another area of study, or a second Major in order to facilitate the acquisition of complementary knowledge and practical skills relevant to contributing to the well-being and advancement of First Peoples.

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

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