Squamish Nation Language and Culture Certificate

Faculty of Arts & Sciences School of Humanities


5 year(s)

Program Highlights

Develop your Squamish language skills while learning about the history and culture of the Squamish nation. Í7xwixw ta néwyap wa uutm mi ap ta7lt!

Help keep the Squamish language alive and enter a career as a teacher while learning about the language and culture of the Squamish nation. In this program you'll study off campus and be taught by CapU instructors and Squamish community members. You'll take introductory language courses as well as literature and other electives relevant to Squamish language and culture. Courses are taught from a Squamish perspective and are aimed at current and future Squamish language teachers – a field that is expected to expand in the future.


CampusTermsFull/Part Time
Off CampusFallPart-Time
Off CampusSpringPart-Time

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$2,033 $1,128 $3,160
Year 2$2,033 $1,128 $3,160
Year 3$0 $0 $0
Year 4$0 $0 $0
Year 5$0 $0 $0
Total$4,066 $2,255 $6,321

Note: Fees are subject to change. Some programs have fees for supplies and equipment that aren’t included in the estimate. To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator.

First Term

Total credits: 9.00

ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
FNLG 100The Squamish Language I3.00 credits
LING 102Introduction to Practical Phonetics3.00 credits


Second Term

Total credits: 6.00


Third Term

Total credits: 9.00

ENGL 107Indigenous Literature and Film3.00 credits
FNST 100The Squamish People and Language I3.00 credits
Elective - see list below3.00 credits


Fourth Term

Total credits: 6.00

FNST 101Squamish People and Language II (Skwxwu7meshulh Uxwumixw II)3.00 credits
Elective - see list below3.00 credits



BIOL 104Human Biology4.00 credits
BIOL 105Environmental Biology4.00 credits
BIOL 106Introductory Biology I1.50 credits
BIOL 107Introductory Biology II4.00 credits
BIOL 110General Biology I4.00 credits
BIOL 111General Biology II4.00 credits
BIOL 112Human Anatomy and Physiology I for Health Sciences4.00 credits
BIOL 113Human Anatomy and Physiology II for Health Sciences4.00 credits
BIOL 200Genetics I3.00 credits
BIOL 202Nutrition3.00 credits
BIOL 203Introduction to Microbiology4.00 credits
BIOL 208Ecology4.00 credits
BIOL 210Morphology of Vascular Plants4.00 credits
BIOL 212Invertebrate Zoology4.00 credits
BIOL 213Vertebrate Zoology4.00 credits
BIOL 214Cell Biology4.00 credits
BIOL 215Biochemistry4.00 credits
BIOL 222Microbiology4.00 credits
BIOL 240Pathology3.00 credits
BIOL 241Pathology I3.00 credits
BIOL 242Pathology II3.00 credits
BIOL 300Molecular Genetics4.00 credits
BIOL 305Ecological Principles for Sustainability3.00 credits
BIOL 308Conservation Biology3.00 credits
BIOL 312Human Physiology I3.00 credits
BIOL 313Human Physiology II3.00 credits
BIOL 314Advanced Cell Biology3.00 credits
BIOL 350Natural History of BC3.00 credits
BIOL 351Global Biogeography3.00 credits
BIOL 352Evolution of Life3.00 credits
BIOL 353Brain Health3.00 credits
BIOL 354Physiology of Disease3.00 credits
BIOL 403Microbiology and Immunology3.00 credits
BIOL 408Ecosystem Restoration4.00 credits


Total program credits: 30.00

Important Dates

Application Dates

Oct 1, 2019 - Aug 4, 2020

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 6, 2020

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 24, 2020 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Feb 4, 2020 - Feb 2, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Nov 16, 2020

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 21, 2020 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

How to apply

  1. Check the admissions requirements.
  2. Check the application and document deadlines for your program.
  3. Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC.
    1. Upload all your required/supporting official documents.
    2. Pay your application fee.
  4. Admissions will review your application and contact you.

Admission Requirements

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).

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