An integrated biological and sociocultural investigation of humankind from time to time of our pre-human ancestors to the present, including the study of both small- and large-scale societies.
- The program includes courses in archaeological, biological, linguistic and sociocultural anthropology
- Students are able to select courses within the program and from other parts of the curriculum to focus on specific interests
- Pursue Graduate programs like Archaeology, Biological and Sociocultural Anthropology, Museology
- Opt for professional programs like Law, Library and Information Science, Communicative Disorders, Social Work, Education, etc.
- Employment in government or the private sector
Economics is the study of rational decision-making in the face of scarcity. As such, an understanding of economics is helpful in any field where decisions are made.
- Economics is useful in business, in politics, in international relations, in alleviating poverty and inequality, in managing our environmental resources, in promoting development, in managing our health care system, etc
- Economics is relevant for students hoping to find employment in a wide variety of fields. Some of the careers where a sound knowledge of economics is essential include the following:
- Community and International Development
- Bank Management
- Financial Analysis / Consulting
- Government Research / Analysis and more
English is not just a language we speak; it is an art form, a history, and an expression of thought and being. By studying English gain a comprehensive understanding of its language and literature, while exploring its connection to other areas of study and everyday life.
- Through developing invaluable skills in critical reading, writing, analysis, and research, you become more flexible and creative in your thinking as well as improving your abilities as a communicator -- abilities that are an asset for any future career
- Teacher, editor, lawyer, video game script writer, librarian, journalist, communications officer, publicist, professor - these are some of the careers that our English graduates have pursued
- Students have also been very successful in getting into programs for further training, such as Education, Law, Library and Information Management, Environmental Studies, and Journalism, or in winning top national scholarships for graduate studies
History has a direct relevance on the present. It provides an enlightening perspective on the cultures and societies of the past and on how the ideals, institutions, and issues of today arose and evolved over time. The discipline of History also requires intellectual rigour, and cultivates critical thinking, creative analysis, and both oral and written communication skills.
- History examines all aspects of recorded human experience (social relations, cultural expressions, political events, economic activities) and seeks to understand how the thoughts, actions, emotions and habits of people have changed over time
- The skills and knowledge gained as a History student will give flexibility and adaptability required in today's rapidly changing job market
- Graduate with an ability to develop arguments and organize evidence to support them
- The faculty will ensure readiness to pursue future study and/or a career
- Many of the graduates are working as teachers, professors, lawyers, librarians and archivists, in public administration, in human resources, running their own businesses
Human geography focuses on cultural, social, economic and rural environments. Degrees emphasise the geography of the North and contemporary geographic technologies. Geography at the UNBC is different than it can be at other schools, for three big reasons: Personalized education, Program flexibility and Hands-on research.
- This Degree provides students with comprehensive training in the study of human geography, emphasizing the cultural, social, economic, and political connections between people and their environments
- Particular emphasis is on issues of community development, social justice, environmental equity, and population health in northern environments as a starting point for understanding the dynamics of place-making in a global context
- Environmental Scientist
- Climate Change Advisor
- Land use planner
- Environmental manager
- Historic Preservationist
- Eco tourism Planner
Global Studies is a holistic and timely field of study whose scope is the whole Earth and whose eyes are on the future, aiding a global transformation toward healthy, just, peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable societies for all.
- Global environment and sustainability, Global cultures and diversity, Global governance and social justice and Global political economy and development are the main curriculum focus
- The focus of our program is on the ‘big picture,’ international to global. Students emerge from our program with knowledge of the macro-level structures, actors, processes, ideas, issues, and events shaping our planet and its societies. This is accomplished in multi-disciplinary, multi-perspective, local-to-global, and critical ways of thinking
- Students are trained in foreign languages to be global citizens, global thinkers, and global problem-solvers, and prepare them for global careers in academia, business, government, and the non-profit sector, among others
Political Science is the discipline devoted to the systematic investigation of citizenship and diplomacy in local, national and international communities.
- To achieve its purposes, the Department of Political Science offers the opportunity to study political philosophy, comparative politics, Canadian government, international politics and public administration. The latter field is offered in two public administration certificates. These certificates are available in municipal administration and First Nations administration
- Political Science at the UNBC is different than it can be at other schools:
- Political Philosophy
- Comparative Politics
- Canadian Government
It means getting equipped for community leadership, with the knowledge and skills to bring together diverse expertise and information on an array of subjects and mobilize it to community benefit.
- The Public Administration and Community Development major gives students the skills required to function within a range of groups, organizations, and offices
- Graduates are able to interact with appropriate professionals, receive their input and reports, and collate a wide range of information and material in service of their group/organization/office
- Skills in analysis and synthesis are complemented by an ability to work cooperatively and effectively, and an ability to communicate clearly through written, oral, and graphic media
- Become a research expert in political science areas and be associated with community welfare opportunities