Liberal Arts

smiling students outside Ayamdigut Campus, Whitehorse

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.

Program Description

The Liberal Arts programs are designed for students wishing to transfer to a university degree or related program such as:

  • Education
  • Social Work
  • Communications
  • Public Policy and Research
  • Educational or Clinical Psychology
  • Social Services
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • Recreation
  • Tourism

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.

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.

Graduation Requirements

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 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, visit Yukon First Nations Core Competency.

Transferability

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.

Money Matters

Fees

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.


Financial Assistance

There are government programs, scholarships, bursaries, awards and First Nation funding available to financially support you throughout your academic career.

See Money Matters for more information, or talk to our financial advising staff in the Student Services Centre. Email or call 867.668.8720 to make an appointment.

Courses

Anthropology
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
ANTH 101 - Biological and Forensic Anthropology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ANTH 102 - Survey of World Prehistory Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ANTH 103 - Anthropological Archaeology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ANTH 140 - Introduction to the Fields of Anthropology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ANTH 144 - Heritage and Culture Field School
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ANTH 210 - Globalization and the Culture of Capitalism Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ANTH 221 - Subarctic Archaeology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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Archives
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
ARCV 140 - Archives and Collections Management Scheduled Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
Athapaskan
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
ATHA 101 - Introduction to Native Languages I
Cr
ATHA 102 - Introduction to Native Languages II
Cr
Biology
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
BIOL 101 - Principles of Biology I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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BIOL 102 - Principles of Biology II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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BIOL 210 - Introduction to Northern Botany Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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BIOL 225 - Ornithology - Introduction to the Biology of Birds
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BIOL 290 - Beringia: Its Pleistocene Environment and Paleoecology
Cr
Chemistry
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
CHEM 110 - The Structure of Matter Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
CHEM 111 - Chemical Energetics and Dynamics Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
Criminology
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
CRIM 101 - Introduction to Criminology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
CRIM 103 - Psychological Explanations of Crime and Deviance Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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CRIM 104 - Sociological Explanations of Crime and Deviance
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CRIM 131 - Introduction to the Canadian Criminal Justice System Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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CRIM 135 - Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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CRIM 210 - Law, Youth and Young Offenders Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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CRIM 219 - Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian Criminal Justice Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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CRIM 230 - Introduction to Substantive Criminal Law Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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CRIM 241 - Intro to Corrections
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CRIM 251 - Introduction to Law Enforcement
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Creative Writing
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
CRWR 201 - Introduction to Creative Writing I
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CRWR 202 - Introduction to Creative Writing II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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Economics
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
ECON 100 - Introduction to Microeconomics Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ECON 101 - Introduction to Macroeconomics Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
ENGL 100 - Academic Writing and Critical Thinking Scheduled Online, Not Online, Unscheduled Online Online/Video, Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ENGL 101 - Introduction to the Study of Literature Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
English
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
ENGL 203 - Introduction to the Novel Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ENGL 204 - Introduction to Science Fiction
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ENGL 205 - Literary Representations of the Natural World
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ENGL 206 - Introduction to the Short Story
Cr
ENGL 220 - The North in Canadian Literature Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ENGL 230 - A Survey of First Nations Literature in English
Cr
Environmental Science
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
ENVS 100 - Introduction to Environmental Science I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ENVS 101 - Introduction to Environmental Science II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ENVS 225 - Environmental Change and Fish and Wildlife Health Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ENVS 226 - Environmental Change and Community Health Scheduled Online Online/Video
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Environmental Studies
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
ENVS 200 - Environmental Perspectives Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ENVS 201 - Environmental Ethics
Cr
ENVS 223 - Principles and Practices of Heritage Interpretation
Cr
First Nations Studies
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
FNST 140 - Preservation of Traditional Knowledge
Cr
Geography
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
GEOG 101 - Introduction to Physical Geography I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
GEOG 102 - Introduction to Physical Geography II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
GEOG 220 - The Circumpolar North
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GEOG 290 - Climate Change and the Circumpolar World Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
History
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
HIST 120 - European History I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
HIST 121 - European History II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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HIST 135 - Canadian History to 1867
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HIST 136 - Canadian History - Confederation to the Present
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HIST 140 - History of Yukon First Nations and Self-Government Unscheduled Online, Not Online, Online Online/Video, Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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Kinesiology
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
KINE 100 - Introduction to Human Physiology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
Linguistics
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
LANG 140 - Language and Culture Preservation Unscheduled Online Online/Video
Cr
Mathemathics
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
MATH 100 - Single Variable Calculus I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
MATH 105 - Introductory Statistics Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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Northern Studies
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
NOST 101 - The Circumpolar World Unscheduled Online, Scheduled Online Online/Video
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NOST 200 - Research in the North Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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NOST 201 - Natural History of the North Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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NOST 202 - Social History of the North Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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NOST 229 - Special Topics in Northern Studies
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NOST 324 - Contemporary Issues in the Circumpolar World I Unscheduled Online Online/Video
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NOST 325 - Contemporary Issues in the Circumpolar World II
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NOST 326 - Lands and Environments of the Circumpolar North I
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NOST 327 - Lands and Environments of the Circumpolar World II
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NOST 328 - Peoples and Cultures of the Circumpolar North I
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NOST 329 - Peoples and Cultures of the Circumpolar North II
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Physical Education
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
PHED 222 - Northern Outdoor Pursuits and Leadership I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
PHED 225 - Northern Outdoor Pursuits and Leadership II
Cr
Philosophy
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
PHIL 120 - Introduction to Ethics Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
Physics
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
PHYS 101 - Elementary Physics I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
PHYS 102 - Elementary Physics II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
Political Science
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
POLI 201 - Introduction to Political Thought Online Online/Video
Cr
POLI 222 - Northern Resources and Environmental Law
Cr
POLI 241 - Introduction to International Relations
Cr
Psychology
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology I Scheduled Online, Not Online Online/Video, Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology II Scheduled Online, Not Online Online/Video, Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
PSYC 201 - Research Methods in Psychology
Cr