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, students must:
- complete all core courses
- complete at least 50% of the work at Yukon College
- maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C average)
Certificate students must also:
- complete two Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) A-level courses (6 credits)
Diploma students must also:
- complete six WGST A-level courses (24 credits)
- complete three WGST B-level courses (9 credits)
- complete one additional 200-level WGST course (3 credits)
- complete one open elective (3 credits)
WGST A- and B-Level Courses:
- WGST A-level courses: minimum 70% focus on women’s perspectives, experience and gender issues
- WGST B-level courses: minimum 30% focus on women’s perspectives, experience and gender issues
Consult a Program Advisor to select courses in either category.
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.