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Program Modules

Students have the option of selecting their modules of study after completing first year. The various modules allow students to develop both specialist and more general degree programs. A student may thus focus on First Nations courses and obtain a degree in First Nations Studies or combine First Nations Studies  with work in other disciplines.

Modules require specific courses or a combination of courses. Students may select one of the following modules:

Honors Specialization

Major in First Nations Studies

Minor in First Nations Studies

Honours Specialization in First Nations Studies

For admission into an Honors Specialization, one needs to complete first-year requirements, including at least 3.0 principal courses as specified by the Department. These courses must be completed with a minimum average of 70% and each course grade must be at least 60%. First Nations Studies students must complete First Nations Studies 1020E with a minimum grade of 60% prior to admission. To attain an Honors Specialization standing, 9 credits in specific combinations have to be successfully completed. For an overview of course selections for a First Nations Studies Honors Modules and a List of Approved Courses in First Nations Studies,  please click HERE.

Major in First Nations Studies

For a Major in First Nations Studies,  after having completed First Year requirements with at least 3 principal courses and after the successful completion of First Nations Studies course 1020E with a minimum grade of 60%, one may proceed to enrol in courses for the First Nations Studies Major module. You have to complete 6 credits and meet the minimum progression requirements. For an overview of course selections for a Major in First Nations Studies and a List of Approved Courses in First Nations Studies, please click HERE.

Minor in First Nations Studies

In addition to completing the First Year requirements and First Nations Studies course 1020E with a minimum of 60%, one needs to complete 4 credits from a selected list of courses. For an overview of course selections for a Minor in First Nations Studies and a List of Approved Courses in First Nations Studies
please click HERE.