Cape Breton University

Mi'kmaq Studies

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Program Information

School:Cape Breton University
Faculty:School of Arts and Social Sciences
Degree:Bachelor
Field of Study:Aboriginal Studies
Description:The rich culture and long history of the Mi’kmaq thrives today on Cape Breton Island and at CBU. From the ancient Mi’kmaw language to modern Mi’kmaw current events, you’ll become immersed in a program that focuses on teaching the true ways of Canada’s First Nations people. The various Mi’kmaq Studies courses teach students how to read and write in Mi’kmaq, how the Canadian Indian Act works, details of First Nation governance and much more. This comprehensive area of study examines multiple aspects of the Mi’kmaq, discussed within a framework of the current First Nations reality – not only within Canada, but on a broader scale, globally.

At CBU, the Mi’kmaq Studies courses focus on two major themes of study: Mi’kmaw language and culture; and Mi’kmaw politics, history and governance. These courses are designed to provide a solid foundation for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students alike.
URL:Mi'kmaq Studies at Cape Breton University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,024

This cost estimate is for the 2020-2021 academic year for 30 credits.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*65
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Program requirements are as follows: 65% average, English 12 (academic or advanced), and 4 additional Grade 12 academic or advanced level courses.

Additional Admission Requirements:

    If your first language is not English, you will need to provide documentation to show that CBU's English language proficiency requirements have been met. If you have completed at least two years in a secondary school (as recognized by CBU) where English is the primary language of instruction, you do not require a language score. Official documentation, however, is needed.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on January 26, 2021