Indigenous Environmental Science

The Bachelor of Science in Indigenous Environmental Science degree offers you an education focused on the natural environment, but infused with holistic Indigenous perspectives and cultures.

The Bachelor of Science in Indigenous Environmental Science degree is a joint program offered through the First Nations University of Canada and the University of Regina’s Faculty of Science. The degree is built around a solid core of science and Indigenous knowledge and is complemented by courses focusing on environmental and ecological topics with an Indigenous worldview. You will also acquire important knowledge in environmental economics and community development. For example, you will learn to not only characterize medicinal plants, but also to preserve and protect them.

What courses will I take?

You will not only take foundational Science courses in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics, but also courses in Environmental Studies, Indigenous Studies, Economics and Law. The degree can be completed in four years and offers flexibility through some online courses.

IES program requirements

What are my career opportunities once I graduate?

This degree will prepare Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students for careers in the following areas:

  • environmental assessment
  • environmental resource management
  • mining
  • land development
  • natural resource management and exploration
  • health impact
  • environmental education
  • global environmental issues
  • many other science careers

Admission Criteria

Applicants must meet the specific requirements of the Faculty of Science at the University of Regina.

Contact Information

Fidji Gendron, Ph.D. Email: fgendron@fnuniv.ca
First Nations University of Canada 1 First Nations Way
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 7K2
First Nations University of Canada