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Honours Indigenous Studies (Hons.B.A.)Degree Details

Length:
4 years
Required Credential:
Completion of any Level 1 program, with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 (C) and an average of 5.0 (C) in INDIG ST 1A03 and 1AA3.
Program Type:
Course based
Program Options:
Full-time, Part-time

Combined Honours Indigenous Studies & Another Subject (Hons.B.A.)Degree Details

Length:
4 years
Required Credential:
Completion of any Level 1 program, with a Grade Point Average of at least 3.5 (C-) including a grade of at least 4.0 (C-) in three units in INDIG ST 1A03 or 1AA3 and satisfaction of admission requirements for the B.A. in the other subject.
Program Type:
Course based
Program Options:
Full-time, Part-time

Combined BA in Indigenous Studies and Another Subject (B.A.)Degree Details

Length:
4 Years
Required Credential:
Completion of any Level I program, with a Grade Point Average of at least 3.5 and an average of 4.0 in INDIGST 1A03 and INDIGST 1AA3 and satisfaction of admission requirements for the B.A. program in the other subject.
Program Type:
Course based
Program Options:
Full-time, Part-time

Indigenous Studies Minor (Minor)Degree Details

Length:
2 years
Required Credential:
Enrolment in an Honours program in another discipline.
Program Type:
Course based
Program Options:
Full-time, Part-time

Hons.B.A.Honours Indigenous Studies

Our Indigenous Studies Program brings the richness and depth of Indigenous knowledge and cultures to the classroom. The program, designed for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, allows students to explore the intellectual traditions of many Indigenous peoples, with an emphasis on the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe of southern Ontario. Students will increase their understanding, awareness, and respect for Indigenous knowledge, spirituality, and social/political experience.

Students will not only expand their awareness and understanding of Indigenous cultures through interdisciplinary research and study, they will also engage with innovative approaches to learning and scholarship through experiential educational opportunities as a means to develop professional skills to work with Indigenous communities, both reserve and urban.

Total Units Required: 120 units total (Level I to IV), of which 48 may be Level I A total of 60 Indigenous Studies units is required Admission Requirements - Completion of any level 1 program, with a cumulative average of at least 5.0 in SIX units from INDIG ST 1A03 and 1AA3.

9 Units from (choice from):

  • INDIG ST 2A03 (if not used for 2M06 below)
  • INDIG ST 2B03
  • INDIG ST 2C03
  • INDIG ST 2D03

6 Units of:

  • INDIG ST 2M06 (May substitute INDIG ST 2A03 + 2AA3 if previously completed)
  • INDIG ST 2M06

9 Units from (choice from):

  • INDIG ST 3C03
  • INDIG ST 3D03
  • INDIG ST 3E03
  • INDIG ST 3H03
  • INDIG ST 3HH3
  • INDIG ST 3J03
  • INDIG ST 3K03

15 Units from Level II or III Indigenous Studies, or Course List (see the Undergraduate Calendar for an expanded Course List)

  • *INDIG ST 2A03
  • *INDIG ST 2B03
  • *INDIG ST 2C03
  • *INDIG ST 2D03
  • INDIG ST 3BB3
  • INDIG ST 3C03
  • INDIG ST 3CC3
  • *INDIG ST 3D03; ENGLISH 3W03; PEACEST 3W03; CSCT 3W03
  • *INDIG ST 3E03; ENGLISH 3X03; PEACEST 3X03; CSCT 3X03
  • INDIG ST 3F03; ARTHIST 3BB3
  • INDIG ST 3G03
  • *INDIG ST 3H03
  • *INDIG ST 3HH3
  • *INDIG ST 3J03; POLISCI 3C03
  • *INDIG ST 3K03
  • INDIG ST 3L03
  • INDIG ST 3P03
  • INDIG ST 3T03
  • INDIG ST 4D03
  • INDIG ST 4HH3
  • INDIG ST 4L03
  • INDIG ST 4RI3
  • INDIG ST 4SH3; ENGLISH 4SH3; CSCT 4SH3,
  • INDIG ST 4T06
  • *CAYUGA 2Z03
  • *MOHAWK 2Z03
  • *OJIBWE 2Z03

12 Units from (choice from):

  • INDIG ST 4D03
  • INDIG ST 4HH3,
  • INDIG ST 4L03
  • INDIG ST 4RI3; ENGLISH 4RI3; CSCT 4RI3
  • INDIG ST 4SH3; ENGLISH 4SH3; CSCT 4SH3
  • INDIG ST 4T06
  • SOC WORK 4I03
  •  SOCIOL 4RR3

3 Units from Indigenous Languages (if completed in Level 1, add 3 units of Elective):

  • CAYUGA 1Z03
  • MOHAWK 1Z03
  • OJIBWE 1Z03

36 Units of electives

Courses listed with asterisk (*) and italics above are found on other “requirement lists” and cannot be used twice towards completing requirements on this checklist

30 units from Level I program completed prior to admission to the program. (See admission note above)

Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

All undergraduate students accepted for admission to McMaster University are automatically considered for a McMaster University entrance award. Additional entrance awards, in-course scholarships, bursaries and other forms of financial assistance is available to you at various stages of their undergraduate careers.

Each scholarship, bursary, Government Aid or Work Study Program a has its own unique application process and requirements. More information on financial aid visit the Student Financial Aid & Scholarship (SFAS) Office.

Academic Advising

The Academic Advising office is run through the Office of the Associate Dean. The primary goal of the Advising Office is to provide all Social Sciences undergraduate students with the information and guidance they need to succeed in their academic careers.

Advisors can help you make the right academic decisions by explaining policies and regulations as well as presenting different options and supports available in your studies.

An academic advisor can assist you with:

  • Course requirements, dropping and adding courses
  • Program selection, application and changes
  • Studying abroad
  • Transfer credits
  • Petitions for missed term work, deferred examinations and special consideration
  • Appeals procedures
  • Referral to other campus services

Learn more about Academic Advising in the Social Sciences.

Elder in Residence Program Scholarship Opportunities for Indigenous Students ISP Student Services Dates & Deadlines FNMI Residence Consideration
For more information:
Indigenous Studies Program Office
L.R. Wilson Hall 1010
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 27426
indigenous.counsellor@mcmaster.ca
Length:
4 years
Required Credential:
Completion of any Level 1 program, with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 (C) and an average of 5.0 (C) in INDIG ST 1A03 and 1AA3.
Program Type:
Course based
Program Options:
Full-time, Part-time
Typical Entry:
September

Hons.B.A.Combined Honours Indigenous Studies & Another Subject

Total Units Required: 120 Units (Level I to IV), of which 48 may be Level I

A total of at least 45 Indigenous Studies units is required

Completion of any Level I program, with a cumulative average of at least 5.0 and an average of 5.0 in six units from INDIG ST 1A03 and 1AA3

9 Units from (choice from):

INDIG ST 2A03 (if not used for 2M06 below), INDIG ST 2B03, INDIG ST 2C03, INDIG ST 2D03

6 Units from:

INDIG ST 2M06 (May substitute INDIG ST 2A03 + 2AA3 if previously completed)

6 Units (choice from):

INDIG ST 3D03, INDIG ST 3E03, INDIG ST 3H03 INDIG ST 3HH3, INDIG ST 3J03, INDIG ST 3K03

9 Units from Level II or III Indigenous Studies, or Course List (see the Undergraduate Calendar for an expanded Course List)

  • *INDIG ST 2A03
  • *INDIG ST 2B03,
  • *INDIG ST 2C03,
  • *INDIG ST 2D03,
  • INDIG ST 3BB3,
  • INDIG ST 3C03
  • INDIG ST 3CC3,
  • *INDIG ST 3D03,
  • ENGLISH 3W03
  • PEACEST 3W03,
  • CSCT 3W03,
  • *INDIG ST 3E03,
  • ENGLISH 3X03,
  • PEACEST 3X03,
  • CSCT 3X03,
  • INDIG ST 3F03
  • ARTHIST 3BB3,
  • INDIG ST 3G03,
  • *INDIG ST 3H03
  • *INDIG ST 3HH3
  • *INDIG ST 3J03; POLISCI 3C03
  • *INDIG ST 3K03
  • INDIG ST 3L03
  • INDIG ST 3P03
  • INDIG ST 3T03
  • INDIG ST 4D03
  • INDIG ST 4HH3
  • INDIG ST 4L03
  • INDIG ST 4RI3
  • INDIG ST 4SH3
  • ENGLISH 4SH3
  • CSCT 4SH3
  • INDIG ST 4T06
  • *CAYUGA 2Z03
  • *MOHAWK 2Z03
  • *OJIBWE 2Z03

6 Units from Level IV approved courses

  • INDIG ST 4D03
  • INDIG ST 4HH3
  • INDIG ST 4L03
  • INDIG ST 4RI3;( = ENGLISH 4RI3; CSCT 4RI3),
  • INDIG ST 4SH3; ( = ENGLISH 4SH3; CSCT 4SH3),
  • INDIG ST 4T06
  • SOC WORK 4I03
  • SOCIOL 4RR3

3 Units from Indigenous Languages (if completed in Level 1, add 3 units of Elective)

  • CAYUGA 1Z03,
  • MOHAWK 1Z03,
  • OJIBWE 1Z03,

36 Units from courses specified for other program

15 Units of electives

Courses listed with asterisk (*) and italics above are found on other “requirement lists” and cannot be used twice towards completing requirements on this checklist

30 units from Level I program completed prior to admission to the program. (See admission note above)

Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

All undergraduate students accepted for admission to McMaster University are automatically considered for a McMaster University entrance award. Additional entrance awards, in-course scholarships, bursaries and other forms of financial assistance is available to you at various stages of their undergraduate careers.

Each scholarship, bursary, Government Aid or Work Study Program a has its own unique application process and requirements. More information on financial aid visit the Student Financial Aid & Scholarship (SFAS) Office.

Academic Advising

The Academic Advising office is run through the Office of the Associate Dean. The primary goal of the Advising Office is to provide all Social Sciences undergraduate students with the information and guidance they need to succeed in their academic careers.

Advisors can help you make the right academic decisions by explaining policies and regulations as well as presenting different options and supports available in your studies.

An academic advisor can assist you with:

  • Course requirements, dropping and adding courses
  • Program selection, application and changes
  • Studying abroad
  • Transfer credits
  • Petitions for missed term work, deferred examinations and special consideration
  • Appeals procedures
  • Referral to other campus services

Learn more about Academic Advising in the Social Sciences.

Elder in Residence Program Scholarship Opportunities for Indigenous Students ISP Student Services Dates & Deadlines FNMI Residence Consideration
For more information:
Indigenous Studies Program Office
Hamilton Hall 103/B
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 27426
indigenous.counsellor@mcmaster.ca
Length:
4 years
Required Credential:
Completion of any Level 1 program, with a Grade Point Average of at least 3.5 (C-) including a grade of at least 4.0 (C-) in three units in INDIG ST 1A03 or 1AA3 and satisfaction of admission requirements for the B.A. in the other subject.
Program Type:
Course based
Program Options:
Full-time, Part-time
Typical Entry:
September

B.A.Combined BA in Indigenous Studies and Another Subject

Students are able to complete a Combined Degree in Indigenous Studies that consists of 30 units of Indigenous Studies courses.

Students are able to complete a Combined Degree in Indigenous Studies that consists of 30 units of Indigenous Studies courses. A Combined B.A. in the Indigenous Studies Program can be combined with the following programs:

Social Sciences:

  • Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Health Aging and Society (formerly Gerontology)
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • Labour Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Work *concurrently as BA/BSW

Humanities:

  • Art History
  • English
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Classics
  • French
  • Music
  • Theatre & Film

A total of 30 Indigenous Studies units is required Admission Requirements:

  • Completion of any Level I program
  • A cumulative average of at least 3.5
  • A grade of at least C- in three units of INDIG ST 1A03 or 1AA3
  • Three units from CAYUGA 1Z03, MOHAWK 1Z03, or OJIBWE 1Z03
  • Requirements for B.A Program in other subject 

Level I Must complete 3 units from:

  • INDIG ST 1A03
  • INDIG ST 1AA3

AND

3 units from:

  • CAYUGA 1Z03
  • MOHAWK 1Z03
  • OJIBWE 1Z03

Level II and III Must complete 6 units of the following:

  • INDIG 2A03
  • INDIG 2B03
  • INDIG 2M06 A/B
  • CAYUGA 2Z03
  • MOHAWK 2Z03
  • OJIBWE 2Z03

And 3 units of the following: 

  • INDIG ST 2C03 
  • INDIG ST 2D03

You must complete 15 units from Level II or III of indigenous Studies. These courses cannot have been previously taken to satisfy above requirements for Level I or II. At least one of these courses must be a Level III course. 24 units courses specified for the other subject 12 units of electives

Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

All undergraduate students accepted for admission to McMaster University are automatically considered for a McMaster University entrance award. Additional entrance awards, in-course scholarships, bursaries and other forms of financial assistance is available to you at various stages of their undergraduate careers.

Each scholarship, bursary, Government Aid or Work Study Program a has its own unique application process and requirements. More information on financial aid visit the Student Financial Aid & Scholarship (SFAS) Office.

Academic Advising

The Academic Advising office is run through the Office of the Associate Dean. The primary goal of the Advising Office is to provide all Social Sciences undergraduate students with the information and guidance they need to succeed in their academic careers.

Advisors can help you make the right academic decisions by explaining policies and regulations as well as presenting different options and supports available in your studies.

An academic advisor can assist you with:

  • Course requirements, dropping and adding courses
  • Program selection, application and changes
  • Studying abroad
  • Transfer credits
  • Petitions for missed term work, deferred examinations and special consideration
  • Appeals procedures
  • Referral to other campus services

Learn more about Academic Advising in the Social Sciences.

Elder in Residence Program Scholarship Opportunities for Indigenous Students ISP Student Services Dates & Deadlines FNMI Residence Consideration
For more information:
Indigenous Studies Program Office
Hamilton Hall 103/B
905-525-9140 ext. 27426
indigenous.counsellor@mcmaster.ca
Length:
4 Years
Required Credential:
Completion of any Level I program, with a Grade Point Average of at least 3.5 and an average of 4.0 in INDIGST 1A03 and INDIGST 1AA3 and satisfaction of admission requirements for the B.A. program in the other subject.
Program Type:
Course based
Program Options:
Full-time, Part-time
Typical Entry:
September

MinorIndigenous Studies Minor

Completed using available elective credits from an Honours Degree in another subject.

A total of 24 Indigenous Studies units is required.

Level I

Must complete 6 unites from the following:

  • INDIG ST 1A03
  • INDIG ST 1AA3
  • CAYUGA 1Z03
  • MOHAWK 1ZO3
  • OJIBWE 1Z03

Level II and Above

  • Must complete 18 units from the Course list (see the Undergraduate Calendar for Course List)

*No more than 6 of these units can be Level I

**At least 3 units must be from Level III

***At least 12 of the 18 units must be Indigenous Studies courses or Indigenous Language courses (cannot have been previously taken to satisfy Level I requirements).

**** Students who previously completed ANTHROP 3F03, INDIG ST 3I03, 3J03, or POL SCI

Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

All undergraduate students accepted for admission to McMaster University are automatically considered for a McMaster University entrance award. Additional entrance awards, in-course scholarships, bursaries and other forms of financial assistance is available to you at various stages of their undergraduate careers.

Each scholarship, bursary, Government Aid or Work Study Program a has its own unique application process and requirements. More information on financial aid visit the Student Financial Aid & Scholarship (SFAS) Office.

Academic Advising

The Academic Advising office is run through the Office of the Associate Dean. The primary goal of the Advising Office is to provide all Social Sciences undergraduate students with the information and guidance they need to succeed in their academic careers.

Advisors can help you make the right academic decisions by explaining policies and regulations as well as presenting different options and supports available in your studies.

An academic advisor can assist you with:

  • Course requirements, dropping and adding courses
  • Program selection, application and changes
  • Studying abroad
  • Transfer credits
  • Petitions for missed term work, deferred examinations and special consideration
  • Appeals procedures
  • Referral to other campus services

Learn more about Academic Advising in the Social Sciences.

Elder in Residence Program Scholarship Opportunities for Indigenous Students ISP Student Services Dates & Deadlines FNMI Residence Consideration
For more information:
Indigenous Studies Program Office
Hamilton Hall 103/B
905-525-9140 ext. 27426
indigenous.counsellor@mcmaster.ca
Length:
2 years
Required Credential:
Enrolment in an Honours program in another discipline.
Program Type:
Course based
Program Options:
Full-time, Part-time
Typical Entry:
September