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Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies with Honors

Faculty of Native Studies

Why study Native Studies-Maj?

Why take the Native Studies Honors program?

The Native Studies Honors program provides further opportunities for research and specialization, enabling students to study their area of interest in greater depth.

It demands a higher standard of performance that provides excellent preparation for graduate studies, like the Master of Arts in Native Studies.

For more information see the BA Native Studies program description.

Why get a Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies with Honors 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 Indigenous and non-Indigenous 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

  • Creative Writer
  • Event Coordinator
  • Heritage Interpreter
  • Manager of Volunteer Resources
  • Policy Analyst
  • Researcher

Kirsten, a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies graduate from Elk Point, AB, is currently completing a Master's degree in Indigenous Governance and hopes to one day complete her PhD.

Non-Direct Entry

This program does not allow admission directly from high school. See requirements below for more details.


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