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.
The Liberal Arts programs are designed for students wishing to transfer to a university degree or related program such as:
- Social Work
- Public Policy and Research
- Educational or Clinical Psychology
- Social Services
- Environmental Policy and Management
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.
- 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
- 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 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.