University of Northern British Columbia

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First Nations Public Administration

University of Northern British Columbia

Field of Study:Aboriginal Studies
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,424
International: $21,589


The Certificate in First Nations Public Administration consists of ten courses (30 credit hours) drawn primarily from the Departments of First Nations Studies and Political Science, with offerings from Business Administration and Economics. The courses from First Nations Studies provide students with foundations in internal and external First Nations issues and culture, and the courses from Political Science provide foundations in the principles of government, politics, and public administration, as well as some specialization in First Nations law, self-government and administration. The program is generic in nature so that the knowledge can be transferred to different community settings, as well as to the variety of situations that students will encounter throughout their lives.

Two important purposes of the Certificate are, first, to provide requisite education to assist individuals involved in the administration of First Nations governments and, second, to provide expanded educational opportunities at the university level for students who are not in a position to commit to a four-year program of study.


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.
    Students must establish their course of study with approval from the Chair of First Nations Studies.

    * 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.

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