Why take Indigenous Studies at Dal?

Add a unique and important perspective to your degree

Learning from indigenous scholars, you'll benefit from the perspectives and insights of instructors who have both lived and studied the topics under discussion. You will leave the program with a deeper understanding of indigenous issues in political, social and economic contexts. These issues are of increasing importance as Canada moves forward with reconciliation with Indigenous people and you'll be prepared to engage in respectful and knowledgeable ways.

Degree overview

Undergraduate Degree: Minor available with BA, BComm, BCD, BCS, BACS, BMgmt, BMus, BSc
Faculty: Interdisciplinary
Campus: Studley Campus, Halifax
Program Length: 4 years
Program Start: September & January

What will I learn?

The Indigenous Studies minor offers a diverse range of classes that reach across many different disciplines, including history, political science, sociology, health, philosophy and music.

Indigenous Studies engages a wide range of perspectives and teaching approaches that will enrich your understanding of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada.

Sample courses:

  • Historical Issues in Indigenous Studies
  • Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Studies
  • Introduction to Aboriginal Peoples’ Health and Healing

Visit the Academic Calendar to view degree options and course details.

Careers and future study

The Indigenous Studies minor program, in combination with the major subject in your degree, gives you a breadth and depth of knowledge that you can apply to a variety of careers.You might explore careers in fields such as:

  • Indigenous governance
  • resource development
  • research

Future studies could include programs at the graduate level in environmental studies, health promotion or social anthropology.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate admission requirements vary based on your previous education and your intended program of study at Dalhousie. Learn about our admissions requirements, book a campus tour, or connect with an advisor if you have questions about your eligibility for admission.

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