I transferred into Canadian Studies after taking an introductory course that explored a wide range of topics relating to Canada, such as art, politics, history, literature and even hockey! Throughout my degree, the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies has provided me with opportunities inside and outside the classroom, helping me discover new things such as designing a museum exhibit and publishing an academic article. It has also given me the necessary skills needed to compete and succeed in the job market; I have worked for the Library of Parliament, as a research assistant for the government, and as a teaching assistant for the department.
– Cara Des Granges

Enroll in a Minor in Canadian Studies; a BA in Canadian Studies; a BA Honours or combined Honours degree in Canadian Studies (where you can combine 6.0 credits in Canadian Studies with credits from any other discipline that offers a combined Honours degree).

We offer a broad selection of interdisciplinary courses in Canadian and Indigenous Studies. Take them as stimulating and exciting electives or combine these courses with others, leading to a number of program options:

You may also qualify for a Mention: Français notation on your records if you meet the specific requirements. If you are studying in another discipline but have a strong interest in Canadian issues, look over our courses and think about adding a Minor in Canadian Studies or in Indigenous Studies to your program!

Explore our Minor in Québec Studies

In any program that you choose, there are a number Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies courses offered directly in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies. In addition to your core courses, you’ll have the freedom to choose courses from a range of other disciplines. Develop a unique program of study based on your particular interests!

Program Spotlight

Accelerated Pathway
Are you a third year student with a minimum overall CGPA of A-? Consider the Accelerated Pathway option into our Master’s program.

Students in their third-year of study in the B.A. Honours Canadian Studies degree should consult with both the Undergraduate Supervisor and the Graduate Supervisor to determine if the accelerated pathway is appropriate for them and to confirm their selection of courses for their final year of undergraduate studies.

Students may receive advanced standing with transfer of credit of up to 1.0 credit which can reduce their time to completion.