This program is under review. Please note that no new students will be accepted into this program in 2022-23. Students already accepted as majors in this program will be allowed to complete the program. Please consult with the Department of Political Studies and/or the Undergraduate Student Office for more information.

The general purpose of the program is to prepare Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students for careers in the governmental and non-governmental (i.e., not–for-profit and for–profit) spheres of the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal sectors.

The program is designed to help students understand the unique governance, administrative, management and policy issues in Aboriginal communities, and also the impact of the operation of current public institutions and processes on Aboriginal people. It is also designed to help students understand the dynamic interactions between Aboriginal and non‑Aboriginal governments and communities.

This is accomplished by exposing students to courses that examine a range of important topics such as: public administration and policy; Indigenous Studies; Indigenous knowledge; management and policy; national, provincial and local governance.

Please contact the Department of Political Studies ( for additional information on this program.

Residency Requirements in the Major

To receive a degree in Aboriginal Public Administration, students must complete at least two-thirds of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • Minimum requirements in Major Requirement B4.

See Residency for additional details.