This program is designed to be multi-disciplinary. As well as taking introductory courses in four disciplines (Native Studies, Political Studies, Economics, and Business) students are required to take courses in four theme areas: Political Governance, Aboriginal Business and Economics, Traditional Knowledge, and Business. At the same time, students have enough flexibility in elective courses to tailor a program to fit their own needs and interests. This program can be taught on campus, or in a community setting.
B.A. (Adv.) Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) - 4 years, Native Studies Major with a required Minor in Business
Interesting courses and unique opportunities
Admission requirements & prerequisites
Direct entry option
This entry option is open to high school students or high school graduates who have not completed any university or college courses. Specific program requirements will vary; details of these requirements are available on each program’s application page.
Advanced entry option
24 credit hours in U1 (or approved bachelors program)
This entry option is open to students who have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of university level study. Specific program requirements will vary; details of these requirements are available on each program’s application page.
High school prerequisites
High school prerequisites: none
Many programs will require or recommend specific high school courses over and above their admission requirements. These high school prerequisites are not always required to enter the program, but they must be completed to enrol in certain university courses within it. If a student does not have a particular prerequisite when they enter the program, they may complete an equivalent upgrading course at university that will satisfy the prerequisite requirement.
More details on admission requirements, application dates and how to apply is available on the Faculty of Arts apply for admission page.
What is unique about this program at the U of M?
We offer several courses that bring together traditional teachers, Aboriginal community members, Elders, students, and professors on campus and in communities, exploring topics of mutual concern and interest, sharing knowledge and experience, and conducting timely, informed research. The diversity and themed focus of the Aboriginal Governance Stream prepares students for a wide range of future choices and opportunities. As well, the Elders in Residence program, and the resources at Migizii Agamik Bald Eagle Lodge (Aboriginal House) provide a warm and welcoming community of people committed to helping students to succeed in their studies, and in their life choices.