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General Studies

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Program Description

The General Studies programs integrate general knowledge and intellectual skills with specific occupational or professional skills.  They are designed for those who do not plan on pursuing a university degree and/or wish to develop an individualized program from a variety of programming areas at the College. Students who wish to complete a university degree at a later time are encouraged either to limit their choices in the General Studies programs to courses in the School of Liberal Arts and School of Science or to pursue a Liberal Arts certificate or diploma.

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.

Other Requirements

To graduate students must:

  • complete all core courses (ENGL 100 and ENGL 101)
  • complete 8 open electives (24 credits) for the certificate OR 18 open electives (54 credits) for the diploma
  • complete at least 50% of the work at Yukon College
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C average)

NOTE:  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, please see www.yukoncollege.yk.ca/yfnccr.

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, please see www.yukoncollege.yk.ca/yfnccr.

Transferability

For transfer information on a specific Yukon College course, click on the program’s Course List tab, select the course in question by clicking its link, and then click the Check the BC Transfer Options link on the course’s information page; for additional information, consult a program advisor.

Duration

Certificate: minimum one year

Diploma: minimum two years

Both programs can be completed on a full- or part-time basis.

Fees

Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See Tuition and Fees.

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