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Northern Science (Environmental and Conservation Sciences stream)

School of Science
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Program Description

The Northern Science Diploma, ENCS Stream, prepares students for transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences program, offered at Yukon College in partnership with the University of Alberta.  The diploma program provides two years of university transferable courses that fulfill the requirements to enter the third year of the Northern Systems Major of the B.Sc. Northern ENCS program. 

The Diploma of Northern Science, ENCS Stream, is awarded for the completion of the equivalent of two years of full-time university-level study (60 credits).  Courses are selected from the Core and Elective options in the "Course List" tab, as well as two additional three-credit "free electives".  These free electives can be chosen from a variety of disciplines (discuss with a Program Advisor).

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, students must have completed a minimum of two of the following high school subjects, or equivalencies: English 12, Biology 11, Chemistry 11, Precalculus 12 or Principles of Mathematics 12.

Other Requirements

See the Course List tab for Core and Elective courses.  Students must complete the courses listed, as well as two 3-credit "free electives".

In addition to passing all the required courses, the student must:

    Complete 50% of the course work at Yukon College
    Maintain a 2.00 cumulative GPA (C average) across all courses

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, please see www.yukoncollege.yk.ca/yfnccr.

Transferability

After completing the Diploma of Northern Science, ENCS Stream, students may apply to transfer into the third year of the Bachelor of Science in Northern ENCS Program (Northern Systems Major) offered by the University of Alberta at Yukon College.  Note: students must meet the entrance requirements of the University of Alberta, Faculty of Agricultural, Life, and Environmental Sciences, including a minimum Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) of 2.3.

Employment

The Diploma of Northern Science, ENCS Stream, prepares students for studies in the Bachelor of Science in Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences degree offered at Yukon College in partnership with the University of Alberta, or for transfer to B.Sc., professional, or technical programs at other institutions.  The program also presents an ideal continuing education opportunity and is useful for professionals seeking a northern specialization in their respective fields.   Students who complete the Diploma of Northern Science may pursue a variety of careers with federal, territorial, provincial or First Nation governments, as well as with non-profit organizations, consulting firms, and industry.  Examples of potential employment include fish and wildlife technician, lands and resources officer, park and protected area planner, natural history or heritage interpreter, and environmental assessment officer.

Fees

Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See Tuition and Fees.

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