Learn about the world through a gendered perspective.
Open to both women and men, the Women’s and Gender Studies certificate and diploma look at the lives, contributions, and experiences of women, as well as the social construction of men.
The Women's and Gender Studies program focuses on materials by and about women, placing women’s knowledge at the centre of the process and incorporating a number of academic disciplines—history, literature, sociology, psychology, anthropology and social work.
Because the program is interdisciplinary and cross-divisional in its approach, core courses appeal to students in programs beyond the School of Liberal Arts, particularly to students in the School of Health, Education and Human Services.
As well, the program presents an ideal continuing education opportunity for individuals now employed.
- 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 with a certificate students must complete 30 credits, including:
- Two Liberal Arts core courses (6 credits)
- Two WGST core courses (6 credits)
- Four social-science required courses (12 credits)
- Two WGST A-level required courses (6 credits)
NOTE: Students must undertake at least 50% of the work at Yukon College, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C average).
Diploma students must complete 60 credits, including certificate requirements and the following:
- One WGST core course (3 credits)
- Five WGST A-level courses (15 credits)
- Three WGST B-level courses (9 credits)
- One open elective (3 credits)
NOTE: Students must complete six courses (18 credits) at the 200 level or above, undertake
at least 50% of the work at Yukon College, and 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.
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.