Mi’kmaq Studies Program Options:

For detailed information, see the Academic Calendar (pdf)

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, concentration or major/minor in Mi’kmaq Studies
  • BACS program
  • MBA (CED) First Nations Option
  • Bachelor of Science Community Studies Integrative Science
  • Certificate in Mi’kmaq Cultural Heritage Preservation
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (concentration or major/minor) and BACS Degree
  • 3-year BA General Degree
  • 3-year BACS General Degree
  • 4-year BA Major Degree
  • 4-year BACS Major Degree

For detailed information, see the Academic Calendar (pdf)

Offered by the Department of Heritage & Culture, Mi’kmaq Studies courses are designed to familiarize Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students with Mi’kmaq history, language, culture, traditions and socio-economic development of the Mi’kmaq First Nation.

Cape Breton University is the leader among Maritime institutions in the delivery of Mi’kmaq language courses. Our signature course, English-Mi’kmaq Comparative, provides students with the skills needed to operate in a university atmosphere. Other courses are designed to give students sufficient background to succeed in the workforce at all levels.

These programs help prepare students for careers in government; public and band administration; legal and education sectors; as well as graduate studies geared towards teaching Mi’kmaq language, culture, history and traditions at the university level.

For a full list of Mi’kmaq Studies courses, the Academic Calendar (pdf)

MBA (CED) First Nations Option

Cape Breton University’s MBA in Community Economic Development is the only MBA program in the Americas that aims to deliver advanced business knowledge and skills in the context of the community and the world.

The curriculum includes all business subjects found in traditional MBA programs, and covers economic development, leadership, strategy, governance and management of change.

The MBA in CED aims to develop a new generation of leaders who have strong business management capabilities, well developed collaborative and interpersonal skills, and deep knowledge of accountability, social responsibility, and development issues and practices. Graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to make a difference in leading organizations in an increasingly global community and economy.

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Bachelor of Science Community Studies (BScCS) Integrative Science

Cape Breton University offers a unique Bachelor of Science Community Studies (BScCS) four year undergraduate degree, with three possible concentrations or programs:

Integrative Science brings together scientific knowledges and ways of knowing from Indigenous and Western world views to provide science education. This “bringing knowledges together” is known as Toqwa’tu’kl Kjijitaqnn in the Mi’kmaq language and as “Two-Eyed Seeing” in the words of Mi’kmaw Elder Albert Marshall. “Two-Eyed Seeing” is more than a label … it is a powerful reminder of the Integrative Science program’s visionary goal of learning to see from our one eye with the strengths of Indigenous knowledges and from our other eye with the strengths of mainstream scientific knowledges…and to use these together for the benefit of all. The Integrative Science program works to achieve such “Living Knowledge for the 21st Century” through learning opportunities in classrooms, laboratories, outdoors, community workshops, and work placements.

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