Take advantage of Yukon College’s northern expertise and unique location.
The two-year Northern Studies diploma program is ideal if you’re interested in broadening or formalizing your knowledge of the North and its social, political, historical and physical characteristics.
Northern Studies is for individuals interested in broadening or formalizing their knowledge of the North and its social, political and physical features and issues.
The program is flexible, self-directed and multidisciplinary - ideally suited to individuals wishing to pursue professional and personal interests in the North, because it allows them to tailor study plans to suit their specific needs.
- 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.
To graduate students must:
- complete all core courses, including two Northern Studies (NOST) core courses (6 credits)
- complete five Northern Studies (NOST) electives (15 credits)
- complete two social-science electives (6 credits)
- complete two lab-science electives (6 courses)
- complete seven open electives (21 credits)
- complete one course (3 credits) focusing on land claims OR constitutional development
- complete at least 50% of the work at Yukon College
- complete a minimum of 18 credits at the 200 level or above
- maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C average)
NOTE: Students may take up to six 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.
NOTE: NOST core courses and NOST electives may be used as open electives provided all other requirements have been met. Course selection should be done in consultation with a program advisor.
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.
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.
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.
There are government programs, scholarships, bursaries, awards and First Nation funding available to financially support you throughout your academic career.