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Northern Science

School of Science
science@yukoncollege.yk.ca
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Program Description

The School of Science offers university-transfer courses in mathematics and in the earth, life and physical sciences. Students can complete a one-year Certificate of Science, a two-year Diploma of Northern Science or a four-year Bachelor of Science degree.

The Diploma of Northern Science is designed for those who wish either to enter a scientific profession or to work in the North at the technical level. A wide choice of electives enables students to concentrate on a particular field of study or to construct a general science program with a strong northern focus. In the first year, students have two options: to complete the Yukon College Certificate of Science (or equivalent) or to complete a first-year program comprised of Chemistry, English and selected electives. Building on this base, in their second year, students take the Northern Studies Core as well as northern oriented science electives and develop practical expertise by attending the Northern Studies Field Camp and completing the field course NOST 215.

The Diploma of Northern Science is awarded for the completion of the equivalent of two years of full-time university-level study (60 credits) in the sciences that meets the requirements below.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission students must satisfy the prerequisites for any two of the required courses in the program, such as English 12 or Math 11 (Principles, Foundations, or Precalculus) or Chemistry 11.

Other Requirements

In addition to passing all the required courses above, 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

Science courses and programs are transferable to most universities and colleges in Canada and Alaska, either by program or on a course-by-course basis.

Employment

The Diploma of Northern Science prepares students for studies towards a degree at another institution. The program also presents an ideal continuing education opportunity and is useful for those professionals seeking a northern specialization in their respective fields.

Duration

Year 1

Fall 

CHEM 110
ENGL 100
Science elective
Science elective
Elective

Winter
CHEM 111
ENGL 101
MATH 105
Science elective
Science elective

Year 2

Fall
NOST 215
NOST Core Course
Science Elective (200-level)
Science Elective (200-level)
Elective

Winter
NOST Core Course
Science Elective (200-level)
Science Elective (200-level)
Science Elective
Elective

Fees

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

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