Program Information

School: First Nations University of Canada
Faculty: Department of Indigenous Languages, Arts and Cultures
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Aboriginal Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Description: The goal of the Indian Languages and Linguistics Programs at the First Nations University of Canada is to strengthen First Nations identity by ensuring the survival of the languages of Saskatchewan’s First Nations. Faculty and sessional lecturers work toward promoting a sense of pride in the knowledge and use of First Nations languages.

Language courses explore conversational fluency, structure, writing systems, literatures, principles of translation, and oral traditions. Linguistics provides the tools to study and talk about language as part of a comprehensive program designed to assist students in following their passion. Our programs aim to instill in students a sense of pride in the knowledge and use of Indigenous languages. Introductory courses include language lab activities. Some courses are also available for online delivery. A minor within Arts or Education for any of the five languages (Cree, Dakota, Dene, Nakota and Saulteaux) can also be obtained.

URL: Bachelor of Arts and Honours in Cree, Saulteaux, and/or Linguistics at First Nations University of Canada
Length: 4 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 65

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics  or  Grade12 Science 
  •  Grade12 Social Science  or  Grade12 Visual Arts  or  Grade12 International Languages 

English Language Arts A30 & B30

One approved math or science

One approved 30-level language, social science, or fine arts

One additional approved 30-level course

Please consult the school at 1-800-267-6303 for further admissions requirements.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

Please note that these scores have been determined by the University of Regina.