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Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies

Faculty of Native Studies

Why study Native Studies-Maj?

Why get a BA in Native Studies?

Native Studies is an exciting area of study that seeks to understand the experiences and lives of Aboriginal people and communities past, present, and future – not on their own but in their relationships with those of settler society.

The BA in Native Studies degree combines the insights of many traditional university disciplines, such as anthropology, history, law, and sociology, along with Aboriginal knowledge and perspectives.

Graduates of this degree have one of highest employment rates of any faculty!

This degree can also be taken as an Honors program.

Why get a Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies degree?

Why the Faculty of Native Studies?

We are the only independent Faculty of Native Studies in Canada, with small class sizes and a diverse student population of both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.

We are student-centered, with a close-knit community of students, professors, and staff. We host regular Tea and Bannock potlucks, an annual tipi raising and take-down, and Games Night with the Dean.

We are research-focused, with opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in research projects. Our courses incorporate traditional Indigenous knowledge and heritage as well as contemporary Indigenous experiences.

Possible Careers

  • Aboriginal Liaison
  • Aboriginal Relations Specialist
  • Creative Writer
  • Event Coordinator
  • Heritage Interpreter
  • Manager of Volunteer Resources
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Researcher

Jenna, from North West River, Nunatsiavut, is a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies program as well as the UAlberta Law program.

Admissions Requirements for 2019 - 2020

This information is for students applying directly from high school. Transfer students: see the Calendar

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Required Courses

  • One of the following courses
    • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of the following subjects (click to see courses)
    • Fine Arts
    • Humanities
    • Languages other than English
    • Math/Sciences
  • Three of the following subjects (click to see courses)
    • Humanities
    • Languages other than English
    • Math/Sciences

Admission Average

Admission is competitive and subject to availability of space.

Canadian students, see Competitive Averages by faculty.
International students, see Competitive Averages and Conversions.

* Only one of Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 can be used for admission.

 
 
  • English Language Proficiency (ELP)  

    Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

  • Aboriginal Applicants  

    At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Aboriginal Students in their work towards a degree. Aboriginal students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Aboriginal Students refer to the U of A Calendar.

Deadline

Fall application: March 1, 2019

March 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check! For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

Notes

  • Only one Fine Arts Subject may be presented for admission.
  • In order to maximize their future program and course choices, all students are encouraged to present a broad range of subjects across the Humanities and Sciences.
  • Students who wish to to present a native language to fulfill the language other than English requirement should contact the Faculty of Native Studies: (780)492-2991, nativest@ualberta.ca.
  • For a minor in Psychology, students should present Mathematics 30-1.
  • For a minor in Economics, students should present Mathematics 30-1 and presentation of Mathematics 31 is recommended. Mathematics 30-1 does not have to be included as one of the five subjects used for admission, but the minor requires courses for which Mathematics 30-1 is a prerequisite.
  • For a minor in Mathematics, students should present Mathematics 30-1 and Mathematics 31 is recommended. Mathematics 30-1 and Mathematics 31 do not have to be included as one of the five subjects used for admission, but the discipline requires courses for which Mathematics 30-1 and Mathematics 31 are required.
  • Students intending to declare a Business minor should present Mathematics 30-1. Mathematics 30-1 does not have to be included as one of the five subjects used for admission, but some of the courses required for admission to the School of Business require Mathematics 30-1 as a prerequisite.
  • For a minor in Political Science, students should present Social Studies 30-1.
  • Two courses from the same second language cannot be used for meeting more than one admission subject requirement

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see admission requirements by faculty in the University Calendar.

 

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