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First Nations Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Terrace, Canada
First Nations Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia, takes the points of view of First Nations people and communities as the starting point for description and analysis, and contextualizes issues from this perspective.
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Overview

Why to study

Courses in First Nations Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia, will re-orient students to question the underlying assumptions of everyday understanding and will develop clarity in thought and presentation critical to advanced study.

First Nations Studies is a valuable part of any good undergraduate education in the contemporary world; it is an appropriate undergraduate major for students aspiring to careers in education, business, public administration, law, communications, cultural property management, social services, health care delivery and administration, and many other fields. With an undergraduate major in First Nations Studies students may apply for admission to graduate programs in several academic disciplines, and to many professional programs. Students intending to apply for graduate or professional programs should ensure that their programs include all required prerequisites.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Aboriginal Peoples of Canada
  • Perspectives in First Nations Studies
  • A First Nations Language: Level 1
  • A First Nations Language: Level 2
  • Carrier Language: Level 1
  • Carrier Language: Level 2
  • Haisla Language (X-a'islak'ala): Level 1
  • Haisla Language (X-a'islak'ala): Level 2
  • Tsimshian Language (Sm'algyax): Level 1
  • Tsimshian Language (Sm'algyax): Level 2
  • Nisga'a Language: Level 1
  • Nisga'a Language: Level 2
  • A First Nations Culture: Level 1
  • A First Nations Culture: Level 2
  • Carrier Culture: Level 1
  • Carrier Culture: Level 2
  • Tsimshian Culture: Level 1
  • Tsimshian Culture: Level 2
  • Nisga'a Culture: Level 1
  • Nisga'a Culture: Level 2
  • Métis Studies: Level 1
  • Métis Studies: Level 2

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

UNBC welcomes applications for admission from qualified students from other countries. International secondary and post-secondary credentials are considered. International students must meet the equivalent of the criteria outlined for High School Admission and University Transfer in British Columbia. Admission is based on the comparison of standards for credentials and grading in the country of origin. Applicants whose first language is not English must be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    734 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 734 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    184 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 184 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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