• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
BA in Indigenous Studies from University of Winnipeg allows flexibility of choice for students who want to sample a wide variety of courses; to develop a stronger understanding of Indigenous issues, peoples, and policies; and who wish to develop their skills in critical reading, writing, and thinking.


Students in the Indigenous Studies program from from University of Winnipeg will gain knowledge on Indigenous cultures, particularly Canada, much of it wish can be applicable in work situations in band, provincial, national and international settings as well as with non-profit and for-profit organizations.  

It can be successful paired with any number of other majors – Indigenous Studies and Criminal Justice; Indigenous Studies and Politics, for example.

Because this program offers much freedom of choice, it is important for students to think carefully about their interests and goals when choosing courses. For Degree requirements, see the Course Calendar. For assistance in creating a coherent, valuable program, students should also consult an advisor in Aboriginal Student Services or Student Advising. The DIS faculty are also valuable sources of guidance. See Courses(undergraduate) for acceptable electives.

Sample Program

This is an example of one possible path through the degree. Paths will differ, depending on a student’s interests, course availability, and the number of courses he or she takes each year. Consult our current courses for available offerings. Students should also consult an advisor before each registration to ensure they are meeting degree requirements. Please note that IS students may be required to register for prerequisite courses in other departments; in some instances, the prereq is waived.

You can follow one of the following pathways: 

  • 3 Year BA
  • 4 Year BA
  • Honours BA
  • Diploma (Red River College/UWinnipeg

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      3 Year 4 Year
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Indigenous Studies
  • Introductory Cree
  • Introductory Ojibwe
  • Special Topics in Indigenous Studies
  • Indigenous Women and Resilience
  • Indigenous Peoples and Natural Resource Development
  • Ethnoecology Research
  • Legacy of Residential Schools
  • International Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Contemporary American Indian Policy in Cultural Context
  • Directed Readings 
  • Indigenous Studies Practicum
  • Indigenous Self-Determination
  • Pathways to Indigenous Wisdom 

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • You are a current high school student studying at a school in the Province of Manitoba, and expect to graduate from Grade 12.
  • You are a current high school student studying at a school in another Canadian Province, and expect to graduate from Grade 12 (or equivalent). 
  • Official transcripts (no photocopies).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4230 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4230 CAD per module and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    3675 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3675 CAD per module and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Winnipeg

  • 1056 - 1650 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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