Native Studies

Native Studies

Why study this program?

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

This degree can also be taken as an Honors program.


Why study at the University of Alberta?

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.


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POSSIBLE CAREERS
  • Creative Writer
  • Event Coordinator
  • Heritage Interpreter
  • Indigenous Liaison
  • Indigenous Relations Specialist
  • 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.

Program Requirements

Admissions Requirements for 2024 - 2025

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

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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.

At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Indigenous Students in their work towards a degree. Indigenous 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 Indigenous Students refer to the U of A Calendar.

Deadline

Fall application: March 1, 2024

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.

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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The Office of the Registrar administers over $28 million each year in scholarships, awards, and financial support for undergraduate students, as well as financial and loan advising. Additional scholarships are also available for specific faculties and programs.

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