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Native Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
North Bay, Canada
Native Studies offers you an opportunity to learn about Native cultures, philosophies, literature, histories, and contemporary issues that are central to this land that we live in. 
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Overview

Its multidisciplinary approach reflects the different directions of the Medicine Wheel, so your studies will include the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual aspects that are needed for true learning according to indigenous thought.

Built upon traditional First Nations land and with a number of First Nations communities in the area, North Bay and Nipissing University are significant centres of indigenous influence and activity. It would be challenging to find a more appropriate or ideal place than Nipissing to study and engage with a diversity of native cultures, communities, and organizations.

Our program welcomes both Native and non-Native students in an inclusive, side-by-side learning environment. By studying at Nipissing, you will get a first-rate academic experience, and you will also be immersed in local Native communities (both urban and rural). You will have access to and learn from many indigenous organizations and services in the North Bay area including the North Bay Métis Council and the North Bay Indian Friendship Centre. You will also meet elders, access a wide range of resources, and participate in or learn from many community activities and events.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Madjitang, in the Beginning... An Introduction to Native Studies
  • Native Philosophy
  • Native Spirituality and Religions

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    86

    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

    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.

General Requirements

It is the responsibility of each applicant to submit directly to the Office of the Registrar:

  • official transcripts from all institutions previously or presently attended, secondary schools, colleges and universities (Applicants who have attended post secondary institutions outside of North America must have their foreign transcripts assessed;
  • proof of name change, if academic documents show a name other than that under which application is made (i.e. marriage registration, notarized statements of legal name change or other legal documents); and,
  • evidence of English language proficiency, if English is not the applicant’s first language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7707 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7707 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7707 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7707 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for North Bay

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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