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General First Nations Studies Certificate


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Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter

  • Location
    Prince George Campus
  • Campuses
    Prince George

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  • Length
    30 Credits
  • Tuition Estimate
    $6005 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1800 Total
  • Credential Granted
    • Certificate
    • University Course Transfer

This program may be of special interest to Aboriginal students.

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Application Deadline Advice

Early applications are accepted up to one year in advance of the intended start date. The application deadline for students is March 1 for September and May entry and November 1 for the January intake. Admission deadlines are subject to change and are often extended.

Application Fee: $35.70

Academic

  • general UNBC undergraduate admission requirements apply
  • establish your course of study with approval from the Chair of First Nations Studies.
Admission Advice

To determine all the ways you can be admitted, please refer to the Institute Admission Requirement for UNBC in Education Planner.

English Language Requirements

Summary
If English is not your first language, you must meet one of the following (minimum score):

  • Completed five consecutive years of education in English immediately before admission
  • A 70% grade in English 12 or equivalent in the BC secondary system
  • A 75% (B) grade in a university transferable English course
  • A 2.00 (C ) grade in the UNBC English Language Studies 50 Component 1 and 2.
  • An internet based TOEFL score of 88 with a 20 in the Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking components
  • An IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than a 6.0 in any of the four modules
  • A LPI score of 5
  • Comparable results to the TOEFL or IELTS requirements in any other recognized English Language Assessment

Verify with the institution directly

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement - English is the primary language of instruction and communication at UNBC. If your first language is not English, you must be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in the use of English to participate in classroom instruction and discussion as well as complete written assignments. See English Language Requirements for full details.

 

 

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Details on admission requirements for BC Secondary School graduates can be found here.

 

Out-of-Province

Details on admission requirements for students from other Canadian provinces are found here.

BC Transfer Student

For details on admission as a Transfer Student check here.

 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on admission as a Transfer Student check here.

Mature Student

For details on Mature Student admission check here.

International Student

For details on International Student admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Information for other Admission Categories is found here.

These categories include:

  • Mature Student Entry
  • Interest Only (ie-taking courses for credit but not a credential)
  • Special Entry
  • Audit Only (ie-taking courses but not for credit)
  • Studying at UNBC as a Visiting Student
  • Dual High School/University Credit

How to Apply

For details on How to Apply check here.

Block Transfer within UNBC

Graduates will have completed one full year of university credit. This will enable them to complete a bachelor's degree with three more years of study at UNBC or another university. As mentioned in the Program Overview/Key Points section, the program ladders well into a Major in First Nations Studies, Anthropology, History, English, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Geography, Nursing and Community Health, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Women's Studies.

Final Notes: Minimum grade point average and other requirements may apply. All transfer requirements should be confirmed with advising personnel at the intended institution.

Students may also wish to refer to the BC Council on Admissions & Transfer's BC Transfer Guide. This website offers details about transfer arrangements between post-secondary institutions in BC. This information includes course-to-course transfer opportunities.

Inter-Institutional Block Arrangements

Graduates will have completed one full year of university credit. This will enable them to complete a bachelor's degree with three more years of study at UNBC or another university. As mentioned in the Program Overview/Key Points section, the program ladders well into a Major in First Nations Studies, Anthropology, History, English, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Geography, Nursing and Community Health, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Women's Studies.

Final Notes: Minimum grade point average and other requirements may apply. All transfer requirements should be confirmed with advising personnel at the intended institution.

Students may also wish to refer to the BC Council on Admissions & Transfer's BC Transfer Guide. This website offers details about transfer arrangements between post-secondary institutions in BC. This information includes course-to-course transfer opportunities.

Related Occupations information is not available for this program.