Northern Justice and Criminology

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Criminology with a northern flavour.

Study crime, criminal behaviour and social reactions to crime with a northern and regional perspective that better reflects the Yukon and issues unique to the North.

Program Description

Criminology is the multidisciplinary study of crime, criminal behaviour, and social reactions to crime and criminal behaviour.

The northern justice emphasis of criminology means that southern-based criminology courses are "northernized" and "regionalized" through integration of relevant course content and the assignment of coursework to better reflect the environment in which northerners live, work and study.

The certificate option is designed for those students who do not intend to transfer directly to a Bachelor of Arts (Criminology) degree program but are interested in taking criminology courses to increase their knowledge of this field of study.

The diploma is fashioned to meet the Yukon College Northern Studies requirements as well as the first- and second-year university transfer requirements to a Bachelor of Arts (Criminology) degree program at major Canadian universities.

The program presents an ideal continuing education opportunity and is useful for those seeking entry-level employment in justice related fields.

Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 graduation with English 12 and Math 11 (Foundations, or Pre-Calculus); OR
  • Mature student status with acceptable scores on College Assessments, the GED® test or the LPI test.

Students wishing to pursue the Diploma in Northern Justice and Criminology must also fulfill the pre-requisite requirement for:

  • Math 105: Introductory Statistics
  • Math 105 Prerequisite(s): MATH 11 (Applications, Principles, Foundations or Pre-calculus MATH 11 or Yukon College's Math 050
  • Math 130 is also strongly recommended for students taking Math 105

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 one 200-level Criminology (CRIM) elective (3 credits)
  • complete at least 50% of the work at Yukon College
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C average)

Certificate students must also:

  • complete three open electives (9 credits)

Diploma students must also:

  • complete two Northern Studies (NOST) core courses (6 credits)
  • complete six courses (18 credits) at the 200 level or above
  • complete one course (3 credits) focusing on land claims OR constitutional development
  • complete two open electives (6 credits)

NOTE: Students may take CRIM courses as open electives, provided all other requirements have been met.

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

Open Electives
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)
Cr
ANTH 103 - Anthropological Archaeology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ANTH 140 - Introduction to the Fields of Anthropology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ANTH 210 - Globalization and the Culture of Capitalism Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ANTH 221 - Subarctic Archaeology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ANTH 225 - Field Methods in Subarctic Ethnography and Archaeology
Cr
CRWR 201 - Introduction to Creative Writing I
Cr
CRWR 202 - Introduction to Creative Writing II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ENGL 203 - Introduction to the Novel Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ENGL 204 - Introduction to Science Fiction
Cr
ENGL 205 - Literary Representations of the Natural World
Cr
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
FNST 140 - Preservation of Traditional Knowledge
Cr
HIST 120 - European History I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
HIST 121 - European History II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
HIST 135 - Canadian History to 1867
Cr
HIST 136 - Canadian History - Confederation to the Present
Cr
PSYC 203 - Social Psychology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
PSYC 204 - Abnormal Psychology Lecture Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
PSYC 205 - Child Development Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
RELI 101 - World Religions II
Cr
SOCI 203 - Sociology of the Family Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
SOCI 209 - Society, Technology and Values Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
SW 200 - Introduction to Social Work Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
THEA 200 - Introduction to Acting I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
WGST 100 - Introduction to Women's Studies I Unscheduled Online Online/Video
Cr
WGST 101 - Introduction to Women's Studies II Unscheduled Online Online/Video
Cr
WGST 200 - Women and Social Change
Cr
WGST 230 - Women and History - Rethinking Canada
Cr
WGST 240 - The Study of Men and Masculinities I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
WGST 241 - The Study of Men and Masculinities II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
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)
Cr
CRIM 104 - Sociological Explanations of Crime and Deviance
Cr
CRIM 131 - Introduction to the Canadian Criminal Justice System Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
CRIM 135 - Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
CRIM 230 - Introduction to Substantive Criminal Law Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ENGL 100 - Academic Writing and Critical Thinking Not Online, Unscheduled Online, Scheduled Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
Cr
ENGL 101 - Introduction to the Study of Literature Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
MATH 105 - Introductory Statistics Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
NOST 200 - Research in the North Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
NOST 201 - Natural History of the North Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
NOST 202 - Social History of the North Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
PHIL 120 - Introduction to Ethics Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
POLI 201 - Introduction to Political Thought Online Online/Video
Cr
PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology I Not Online, Scheduled Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
Cr
PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology II Not Online, Scheduled Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
Cr
SOCI 100 - Introduction to Sociology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
SOCI 227 - Research Methods in the Social Sciences Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
200-Level Criminology Electives
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
CRIM 210 - Law, Youth and Young Offenders Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
CRIM 219 - Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian Criminal Justice Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
CRIM 241 - Intro to Corrections
Cr
CRIM 251 - Introduction to Law Enforcement
Cr