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Northern Studies

School of Liberal Arts
liberalarts@yukoncollege.yk.ca
t. 867.668.8770 f. 867.668.8805

Program Description

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; it is, then, 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.

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.

Other Requirements

To graduate students must:

  • complete all core courses, including 2 Northern Studies (NOST) core courses (6 credits)
  • complete 5 Northern Studies (NOST) electives (15 credits)
  • complete 2 social-science electives (6 credits)
  • complete 2 lab-science electives (6 courses)
  • complete 7 open electives (21 credits)
  • complete 1 course (3 credits) focussing 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.

NOTE: 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.

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

For transfer information on a specific Yukon College course, click on the program’s Course List tab, select the course in question by clicking its link, and then click the Check the BC Transfer Options link on the course’s information page; for additional information, consult a program advisor.

Duration

Minimum two years

Program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis

Fees

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

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