First Nations Studies

First Nations Studies partners with Indigenous and other communities and individuals to build dynamic relationships that restore and revitalize traditional knowledges, ancient and modern aesthetics, languages, and literatures. As a community of learners, we connect and honour academic rigor and Indigenous perspectives through activist research, creative production, and community engagement.

Overview

The First Nations Studies program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is offered as a major and a minor. The program also offers certificates in language proficiency and in research.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

MAJOR Program description >
MINOR program description >
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Admission requirements for First Nations Studies

Students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12: see program-specific requirements for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

APPLYING TO THE MAJOR PROGRAM

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/sfu.jsp
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: First Nations Studies

APPLYING TO THE MINOR PROGRAM

You may add the minor program to any major program. Speak to your faculty advisor.

APPLYING TO A CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Speak to a faculty advisor.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Aboriginal Issues Lobbying Organizer
  • Affirmative Action Representative
  • Cultural Affairs Officer
  • Editor
  • First Nations Issues Educator
  • Foreign Services Officer
  • Historian
  • Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Researcher
  • International Banker
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Politician
  • Teacher