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Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Units Undergraduate Programs and Courses Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies Interdisciplinary Programs in Northern Studies
Interdisciplinary Programs in Northern Studies

Program Co-ordinator and
Chair of Northern Studies Committee

M. Beaulieu
Committee: M. Beaulieu (History)
  K. Brownlee (Social Work)
  C. Conteh (Political Science)
  M. Dowsley (Anthropology/Geography)
S. Hamilton (Anthropology)
  H. Lemelin (Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism)
  A. Mallik (Biology)
  D. Morris (Biology)
  R. Robson (Indigenous Learning)
  R. Stewart (Geography)
  P. Smith (Forestry and the Forest Environment)
  C. Southcott (Sociology)


A unique opportunity exists at Lakehead University for students enrolling in the Interdisciplinary Northern Studies Program at the Centre for Northern Studies, known internationally as one of the main centres for northern studies in Canada. Students can achieve an Honours Bachelor of Arts, an Honours Bachelor of Science, or a Minor in Northern Studies. In addition, students can fulfill requirements for the University of the Arctic's Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies. Over four years students will have the opportunity to take a variety of courses from several offerings in the following disciplines: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Geography, Geology, History, Indigenous Learning, Outdoor Recreation, Political Science, Social Work, and Sociology.

A degree in Northern Studies prepares students for a variety of public and private sector professional opportunities dealing with local, national, and international environmental issues. Graduates of Northern Studies can expect to find work in northern related agencies of all levels of government: federal, provincial and local. Employment opportunities also exist in northern economic development, social service agencies, resource management, resource exploration and development companies, environmental nongovernmental organizations, northern park management, conservation, journalism, education and health.


See the Requirements for Admission to Undergraduate Degree Programs in the Admission Requirements section of this Calendar.


A student may enter, proceed in and graduate from this interdisciplinary program in accordance with stipulations of the University Regulations section and the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies Regulations section of this Calendar.



See also the Interdisciplinary Programs in Northern Studies listing in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.