Liberal Arts

smiling students outside Ayamdigut Campus, Whitehorse

Wanted: Open minds with bright futures.

Yukon College’s Liberal Arts program provides a foundation to a variety of social science and humanities disciplines that offers a range of career opportunities for you to explore.

Program Description

The Liberal Arts programs are designed for students wishing to transfer to a university degree or related program such as:

  • Education
  • Social Work
  • Communications
  • Public Policy and Research
  • Educational or Clinical Psychology
  • Social Services
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • Recreation
  • Tourism

Both Liberal Arts programs reflect the belief that degree-bound students ought to acquire solid critical thinking, research and communication skills through introductory study in a variety of social science and humanities disciplines. They also present an ideal opportunity for continuing education or for exploring various educational and career paths.

Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 graduation with English 12; OR
  • Mature student status with acceptable scores on College Assessments, the GED® test or the LPI test.

If students do not meet either admission requirement, they should explore entry options with a Program Advisor.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, students must:

  • complete all core courses
  • complete two social-science electives (6 credits)
  • complete two lab-science electives (6 credits)
  • complete at least 50% of the work at Yukon College
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C average)
  • complete four open electives (12 credits) for the certificate OR eight open electives (24 credits) for the diploma

Diploma students must also:

  • complete two 200-level English literature (ENGL) electives (6 credits)
  • complete four 200-level electives (12 credits)

NOTE: While not a requirement, study of a second language is encouraged so students meet the second-language requirements of many universities.

NOTE: Certificate students may take up to six credits, diploma students up to twelve credits, from outside the School of Liberal Arts and School of Science; however, such coursework may not be transferable to programs at other post-secondary institutions.

Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Yukon College recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help to build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens. As a result, you will be required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations.

For details, visit Yukon First Nations Core Competency.

Transferability

For transfer information on a specific Yukon College course, click the 'Check the BC Transfer Options' link on the course’s information page. For additional information, consult a Program Advisor.

Money Matters

Fees

Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See Money Matters for more information.

Some programs and courses have additional fees -  see Ancillary Fees.


Yukon College Student Financial Awards

Education is an investment in your future, your family and your community. Yukon College is pleased to support that investment by offering some of the most competitive tuition rates in the country, as well as several Student Financial Awards to help offset your educational and living costs.


Financial Assistance

There are government programs, scholarships, bursaries, awards and First Nation funding available to financially support you throughout your academic career.

See Money Matters for more information, or talk to our financial advising staff in the Student Services Centre. Email or call 867.668.8720 to make an appointment.

Courses

Anthropology
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
ANTH 101 - Biological Anthropology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ANTH 102 - Survey of World Prehistory Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ANTH 103 - Anthropological Archaeology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ANTH 140 - Intro-Fields of Anthropology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ANTH 144 - Heritage/Culture Field School
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ANTH 210 - Globalization & Capitalism Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ANTH 221 - Subarctic Archaeology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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Archives
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
ARCV 140 - Archives & Collections Mgmt Scheduled Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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Athapaskan
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
ATHA 101 - Intro to Native Languages I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ATHA 102 - Intro to Native Languages II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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Biology
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
BIOL 101 - Principles of Biology I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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BIOL 102 - Principles of Biology II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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BIOL 210 - Intro to Northern Botany Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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BIOL 225 - Ornithology: Biology of Birds
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BIOL 290 - Beringia:Pleistocene Environ
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Chemistry
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
CHEM 110 - The Structure of Matter Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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CHEM 111 - Chemical Energetics & Dynamics Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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Criminology
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
CRIM 101 - Intro to Criminology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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CRIM 103 - Psyc Explanations-Crime/Devian Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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CRIM 104 - Socio Explanations-Crime/Devia
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CRIM 131 - Cdn Criminal Justice System Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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CRIM 135 - Cdn Law & Legal Institutions Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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CRIM 219 - Aboriginal People/Cdn Crim Jus Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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CRIM 230 - Intro-Substantive Criminal Law Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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CRIM 241 - Intro to Corrections
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CRIM 251 - Intro to Law Enforcement
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Creative Writing
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
CRWR 201 - Intro toCreative Writing I
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CRWR 202 - Intro/Creative Writing II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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Economics
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
ECON 100 - Intro to Microeconomics Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ECON 101 - Intro to Macroeconomics Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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Title Delivery Campus Outcome
ENGL 100 - Academic Writing/Crit Thinking Not Online, Unscheduled Online, Scheduled Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
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ENGL 101 - Intro-Study of Literature Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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English
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
ENGL 203 - Introduction to the Novel Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ENGL 204 - Intro to Science Fiction
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ENGL 205 - Lit Representations-Nat World
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ENGL 206 - Intro to the Short Story
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ENGL 220 - The North in Canadian Lit Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ENGL 230 - Survey: First Nations Lit
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Environmental Science
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
ENVS 100 - Environmental Science I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ENVS 101 - Environmental Science II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ENVS 225 - Envrnmtl Change & F&W Health Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ENVS 226 - Envnmtl Change & Com Health Scheduled Online Online/Video
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Environmental Studies
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
ENVS 200 - Environmental Perspectives Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ENVS 201 - Environmental Ethics
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ENVS 223 - Princ/Pract-Heritage Interpret
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First Nations Studies
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
FNST 140 - Traditional Knowledge
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Geography
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
GEOG 101 - Intro to Physical Geography I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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GEOG 102 - Intro to Physical Geography II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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GEOG 220 - The Circumpolar North
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History
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
HIST 120 - European History I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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HIST 121 - European History II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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HIST 135 - Canadian History to 1867
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HIST 136 - Confederation to the Present
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HIST 140 - History of Yukon First Nations Not Online, Online, Unscheduled Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
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Kinesiology
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
KINE 100 - Intro to Human Physiology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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Linguistics
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
LANG 140 - Language & Culture Preserv Unscheduled Online Online/Video
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Mathemathics
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
MATH 100 - Single Variable Calculus I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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