About this program

Start Date

Ongoing Intake


Fort Frances


Sioux Lookout

Program Length

Length varies based on course-load


Evenings and weekends



Lakehead University

About the program

This diverse, self-paced degree program is designed to acquaint students with a broad range of courses in the social sciences and humanities. Students can pursue a general degree or specialize in Indigenous learning. Classes are held on weekends.

This part-time program offers one course at a time. Classes are held evenings and weekends.

Course offerings vary each academic year and reflect the needs of the student cohort. Typical selections include a range of humanities, social science, and Indigenous learning courses at the first, second, and third-year levels. Courses are either 0.5 FCE (Full-time Course Equivalent) or 1.0 FCE. Completion of either the General or Indigenous Learning degree requires 15 FCEs. Conditions and restrictions for each degree stream are published in the Lakehead University Academic Calendar.

Upcoming courses (see full calendar here):

INDI 2433 Indigenous People and the Government (0.5 credit)
  • Class dates: November 10-12 and December 8-10, 2023
  • Schedule: Friday from 6-9 pm and Saturday/Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm
SOCI 2755 Technology, Society and Indigenous People in Canada (0.5 credit)
  • Class dates: November 24-26 and December 15-17, 2023
  • Schedule: Friday from 6-9 pm and Saturday/Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm
INDI 3755 Contemporary Health Issues (0.5 credit)
  • Class dates: January 12-14 and February 9-11, 2024
  • Schedule: Friday from 6-9 pm and Saturday/Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm
SOCI 2509 Sociology of Health and Illness (1.0 credit)
  • Class dates: January 26-28, February 23-25, March 22-24 and April 19-21, 2024
  • Schedule: Friday from 6-9 pm and Saturday/Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm


Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, six Grade 12 U/M level courses and a minimum average of 70% or mature student status.

Are you missing program prerequisites?

Are you missing prerequisites for a program? We can help! SGEI offers common prerequisite courses during the summer, or we can arrange for you to complete a test to enter the program. All you have to do is apply, and we will be in touch with you.


  • Tuition (0.5 FCE): $599.49 – $658.12
  • Tuition (1.0 FCE): $1198.99 – $1316.26

Funding opportunities

If you need assistance funding your education, visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about bursaries, grants, OSAP and more.

Meet your coordinator(s)

Our dedicated program coordinators are here to help you succeed, both in and out of the classroom.

Have questions? Connect with a coordinator!

Have questions about this program? Contact a coordinator directly or submit your question(s) below and a program coordinator will reach out to you.

Career options

Bachelor of Arts graduates typically experience improved communications, critical thinking and research skills, understanding, and creativity. University graduates typically enjoy increased pay salaries in their careers and often go on to pursue further education in teaching, communications, business, and other disciplines.

Where you might work

  • Communications
  • Project Management
  • Business
  • Social Work


I enjoy the small, more intimate class size of our [classes]. I personally think it allows for a better learning experience and a more thorough delivery of the content we are learning. With a smaller class size, we are able to have frequent discussions and a space to feel comfortable asking questions.
Tianna Masotti
SGEI Student

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