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Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies After Degree (BA NS)
Applicants with a first undergraduate degree may be admitted to the BA (Native Studies) degree program. All requirements of the BA (Native Studies) degree, as in Faculty Common Requirements are to be met, but the total number of required courses for the After Degree may be reduced by a maximum of ★60 taken in the first degree. These courses from the first degree may only be from the Faculties of Arts or Science, or from any other Faculty through which students in the Native Studies degree program may take their second area of concentration (e.g., Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences). Moreover, these courses from the first degree must be appropriate to satisfy the requirements of the BA (Native Studies) degree. The After Degree program is taken under the direction of the Faculty of Native Studies.
- The minor selected for the After Degree program may be the minor from the first degree only if it is an approved minor subject in the Faculty of Native Studies and if no more than ★18 at the senior level were taken. ★12 of new senior level work must be added if the minor from the first degree is to be retained as the minor in the BA in NS.
- Students who wish to pursue additional studies in a discipline that cannot be selected as a minor may apply for admission as a Special Student (see Special Students ) or to a BA Honors Program [see Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies (Honors) (BA NS Hon) ] if the academic admission requirements for that program are met. Alternatively these courses may be pursued as options in a BA After Degree program to the extent possible within the requirements of the program.
The Certificate in Indigenous Governance and Partnership
The Certificate in Indigenous Governance and Partnership is administered by the Faculty of Native Studies and is available to students: (1) in undergraduate degree programs across the University, regardless of Faculty or program; or (2) as a University credit certificate only. (See Certificate in Indigenous Governance and Partnership ).
This certificate will provide students with the necessary understanding and skills to effectively lead, work, or partner with Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses, communities, organizations, or governments. The program of study centers on developing knowledge while increasing analytical and applied skills suited to the unique governance issues and opportunities facing Indigenous peoples and their non-Indigenous partners today. The curriculum features theory and practice for negotiations and partnership between Indigenous and non-Indigenous entities, including best practices for successful partnership, leadership, government, management, administration, and business growth for First Nations, Métis and Inuit organizations, and their nonIndigenous counterparts.
Current students in a University of Alberta degree program wishing to pursue the Certificate in Indigenous Governance and Partnership should contact the Academic Advisor in the Faculty of Native Studies at email@example.com.