The University of Northern B.C. is offering two new First Nations studies programs in two of its regional campuses starting this fall.
Offered at both the Terrace and Quesnel campuses, the Bachelor of Arts in First Nations Studies and a Certificate in General First Nations Studies prepares graduates to work in a number of fields, the release said.
That includes work in band and tribal council administration, traditional use researcher, cultural affairs officer, or multiculturalism educator.
In a statement, UNBC's president said it shows the university's commitment to the region.
"Students enrolled in First Nations Studies programming gain the knowledge they need to become leaders in their communities," Weeks said.
It also means students in the area have more educational options closer to home, said Mark Dale, UNBC's dean of regional programming.
"The joint-delivery model allows students to access the expertise of faculty members located throughout UNBC's campus network."