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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.

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 with a Grade Point Average of at least 3.5 and a grade of C- in INDIGST 1A03, INDIGST 1AA3, or RECONCIL 1A03 and satisfaction of the admission requirements for the B.A. program in the other subject.

Notes:

1. Students will be considered for admission to Level II of this program if they have taken 3 units from CAYUGA 1Z03, INUKTUT 1Z03, MOHAWK 1Z03, or OJIBWE 1Z03 in place of 3 units  from INDIGST 1A03, INDIGST 1AA3, or RECONCIL 1A03. However, the remaining 3 units from INDIGST 1A03, INDIGST 1AA3, and RECONCL 1A03 will need to be completed in Level II.

2. Those students who entered the program prior to September 2005 should follow the requirements as specified in the Calendar which was in effect the year they entered the program.

3. Three units of work in the other subject of the combined program which are also in the Course List may be used to fulfill the requirements of both program components. 

4. Students who previously completed ANTHROP 2H03, 2VV3, 2W03, 3F03, or POLISCI 3C03 may use these units toward the Course List Requirement.

5. Students who have completed only 3 units of Level I Indigenous Studies will be required to complete 3 more units of Level I Indigenous Studies by the end of the following academic year.

 

Requirements:

90 Units total (Levels II to III), of which 42 may be Level I

30 units from:

Level I program completed prior to admission to the program

(See Admission, above.)

6 Units from:

  • CAYUGA 2Z03
  • INDIGST 2A03
  • INDIGST 2B03
  • INDIGST 2M03
  • INDIGST 2MM3
  • INUKTUT 2Z03
  • MOHAWK 2Z03
  • OJIBWE 2Z03

3 units from:

  • INDIGST 2C03
  • INDIGST 2D03

15 Units from:

  • Level II Indigenous Studies
  • Level III Indigenous Studies
  • CAYUGA 2Z03 (*if not taken to satisfy requirement above, see Notes 2 and 3 above)
  • INUKTUT 2Z03 (*if not taken to satisfy requirement above, see Notes 2 and 3 above)
  • MOHAWK 2Z03 (*if not taken to satisfy requirement above, see Notes 2 and 3 above)
  • OJIBWE 2Z03 (*if not taken to satisfy requirement above, see Notes 2 and 3 above)

3 units:

  • INDIGST 1A03*
  • INDIGST 1AA3*RECONCIL 1A03*
    (*If not completed level 1, see note 5 above)

24 Units:

  • Courses specified  for the other subject

9 Units:

  • 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.

  • INDIGST 2A03
  • INDIGST 2B03
  • INDIGST 2BB3
  • INDIGST 2C03
  • INDIGST 2D03
  • INDIGST 2F03
  • INDIGST 2G03
  • INDIGST 2J03
  • INDIGST 2M03
  • INDIGST 2MM3
  • INDIGST 2U03
  • INDIGST 3BB3
  • INDIGST 3C03
  • INDIGST 3CC3
  • INDIGST 3D03(Cross-listed courses: ENGLISH 3W03; PEACEST 3W03)
  • INDIGST 3E03 (Cross listed courses: ENGLISH 3X03; PEACEST 3X03)
  • INDIGST 3EE3
  • INDIGST 3F03 (Cross-listed course: ARTHIST 3BB3)
  • INDIGST 3G03
  • INDIGST 3H03
  • INDIGST 3HH3
  • INDIGST 3J03 (Cross-listed course: POLISCI 3C03)
  • INDIGST 3K03
  • INDIGST 3L03
  • INDIGST 3P03
  • INDIGST 3Q03
  • INDIGST 3R03
  • INDIGST 3T03
  • INDIGST 4A03
  • INDIGST 4D03
  • INDIGST 4HH3
  • INDIGST 4L03
  • INDIGST 4RI3 (Cross-listed course: ENGLISH 4RI3)
  • INDIGST 4SH3 (Cross-listed courses: ENGLISH 4SH3; CSCT 4SH3)
  • INDIGST 4T06
  • CAYUGA 1Z03
  • INUKTUT 1Z03
  • MOHAWK 1Z03
  • OJIBWE 1Z03
  • CAYUGA 2Z03
  • INUKTUT 2Z03
  • MOHAWK 2Z03
  • OJIBWE 2Z03
  • RECONCIL 1A03
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 1811
905-525-9140 ext. 23788
indigenous.admin@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, or RECONCIL 1A03, 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