May 22, 2018  
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BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences/BA in Native Studies Combined Degrees—Human Dimensions of Environmental Management Major

General Information

(See BA in Environmental Studies  and BA (Native Studies)/BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences Combined Degrees )

The Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences and the Faculty of Native Studies offer a five-year integrated program of ★150 leading to Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degrees. A better academic understanding of the Aboriginal use of resources can prepare students to work effectively in various contexts where knowledge of Aboriginal and Treaty rights and issues is required. The Combined Degrees between Environmental and Conservation Sciences and Native Studies are a means for students to specialize in the management of Aboriginal resources. The major in the Combined Degrees program is Human Dimensions of Environmental Management.

The program is open to both Native and non-Native applicants. Enrolment management procedures of the Faculty of Native Studies and the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences will apply for all years of the program.

Students will remain in the Faculty to which they were admitted for the duration of their program.


The Capstone Course for this major is R SOC 410 .

Requirements of the BA in Native Studies (★42)

★6 from


  1. No more than ★48 can be taken at the junior (100) level. ★42 junior level is required in the program. As a result, ★6 is the total 100-level allowable from all of the following combined: ★3 Fine Arts, ★3 Social Sciences, ★6 Humanities and the Approved Program Electives. See Faculty Common Requirements  for courses that meet Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Science basic requirements.
  2. Students with greater than ★24 transfer credit will take NS 200-level or higher (excluding NS 200).
  3. The SOC 315  prerequisite (SOC 210 ) has been waived.
  4. REN R 299  is normally taken in the spring between second and third year.
  5. See Degrees Offered  for program planning and structure details.

Appeals and Graduation


Students registered in the Combined Degrees can obtain consistent information for formal and informal grade appeal and academic appeal procedures and regulations from both the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, and the Faculty of Native Studies.


Students registered in the BSc (Environmental and Conservation Sciences/BA (Native Studies) Combined Degrees require ★150 to graduate. The GPA and requirements check will be done in consultation with the Faculty of Native Studies. See Academic Standing  and Academic Standing .