Science

student pouring liquid into a beaker in a lab

Feed your curiosity. Explore earth, life and physical sciences.

With courses ranging from the structure of matter to single variable calculus, gain the prerequisite knowledge and skills to succeed in the field of science and your education.

Program Description

The School of Science offers university-transfer courses in mathematics and in the earth, life and physical sciences.

Students can complete a one-year Certificate of Science, a two-year Diploma of Northern Science or a four-year Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences degree.

The Certificate of Science is awarded for the completion of the equivalent of one year of full-time university-level study (30 credits) in the sciences that meets the requirements below.

Students also have the opportunity to take second year courses that are commonly required for continuing studies in biology and life science-related fields.


Duration

Each student will construct their study plan in consultation with a Program Advisor who will take into account their long-term goals, level of preparation and external commitments. Many permutations are possible to accommodate students’ specific situations.


Flexible Pre-Major in Biology

A career in biology can allow you to specialize in:

  • medicine
  • nutrition
  • molecular or cell biology
  • genetics
  • zoology
  • botany
  • ecology
  • animal behavior
  • physiology

Yukon College offers all courses (with the possible exception of Biochemistry 200, depending on requirements at receiving institution) needed for the first two years of a Bachelor of Science degree program with a major in Biology.

This is a two-year flexible pre-major to transfer into year three in a British Columbia receiving institution.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission students must satisfy the prerequisites for any two of the required courses in the program, such as English 12 or Math 12 (Principles or Pre-Calculus) or Chemistry 11 or Physics 12.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to passing all the required courses, students must:

  • complete 50% of the course work at Yukon College
  • maintain a 2.00 cumulative GPA (C average) across the required courses
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

Students planning to transfer to a university can either complete the Certificate of Science or they can match their course selections to the entrance requirements of the degree program of their choice.

The Certificate of Science is designed for students who wish to transfer into an Engineering program, or into the second year of a Bachelor of Science program at a Canadian university.

Many of the courses in the Science program are also listed in the BCCAT Transfer Guide.

Career Opportunities

With a career in Science, you may specialize in:

  • veterinary medicine  
  • pharmacology
  • engineering
  • nutrition
  • teaching
  • environment
  • molecular or cell biology
  • genetics
  • zoology
  • botany
  • ecology
  • animal behavior
  • physiology
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

Biology
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
BIOL 101 - Principles of Biology I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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BIOL 101L - Principles of Biology I Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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BIOL 102 - Principles of Biology II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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BIOL 102L - Principles of Biology II Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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BIOL 201 - Cell Biology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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BIOL 201L - Cell Biology-Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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BIOL 202 - Genetics Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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BIOL 202L - Genetics - Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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BIOL 210 - Intro to Northern Botany Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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BIOL 210L - Intro to Northern Botany Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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BIOL 220 - Ecology
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BIOL 225 - Ornithology: Biology of Birds
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BIOL 230 - Conservation Biology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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BIOL 290 - Beringia:Pleistocene Environ
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Title Delivery Campus Outcome
CHEM 110 - The Structure of Matter Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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CHEM 110L - The Structure of Matter Lab Unscheduled Online, Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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CHEM 111 - Chemical Energetics & Dynamics Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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CHEM 111L - Chemical Energetic/Dynamic Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ENGL 100 - Academic Writing/Crit Thinking Not Online, Unscheduled Online, Scheduled Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
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ENGL 101 - Intro-Study of Literature Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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MATH 100 - Single Variable Calculus I Not Online, Unscheduled Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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MATH 101 - Single Variable Calculus II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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PHYS 101 - Elementary Physics I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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PHYS 101L - Elementary Physics I Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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PHYS 102 - Elementary Physics II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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PHYS 102L - Elementary Physics II Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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Chemistry
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
CHEM 210 - Organic Chemistry I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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CHEM 210L - Organic Chemistry I - Lab Unscheduled Online, Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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CHEM 211 - Organic Chemistry II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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CHEM 211L - Organic Chemistry II - Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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Computer Science
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
CPSC 128 - Object Oriented Programming I
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CPSC 129 - Object-Oriented Programming II
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Environmental Science
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
ENVS 100 - Environmental Science I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ENVS 100L - Environmental Science I Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ENVS 101 - Environmental Science II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ENVS 101L - Environmental Science II Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ENVS 226 - Envnmtl Change & Com Health Scheduled Online Online/Video
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First Nations Studies
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
FNST 140 - Traditional Knowledge
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Geography
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
GEOG 101 - Intro to Physical Geography I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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GEOG 101L - Physical Geography I Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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GEOG 102 - Intro to Physical Geography II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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GEOG 102L - Physical Geography II Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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GEOG 250 - Intro-Geographical Info System Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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GEOG 290 - Climate Chg/Circumpolar World Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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Geology
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
GEOL 101 - Intro Geology Field School
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GEOL 102 - Geomorphology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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GEOL 105 - Physical Geology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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GEOL 110 - Mineralogy/Petrology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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GEOL 111 - Structural Geology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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GEOL 201 - Ore Deposits
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GEOL 202 - Mineral Econ, Mining Law, Sust
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GEOL 203 - Underground & Surface Mining
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GEOL 204 - Mining Computing
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GEOL 205 - Rock Mechanics
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GEOL 206 - Sedimentary Stratigraphy
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GEOL 207 - Capstone Research Project
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GEOL 211 - Geochemistry
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GEOL 213 - Introduction to Geophysics
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GEOL 214 - Fund of Surveying Field Course
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GEOL 215 - Mineral Processing
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Kinesiology
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
KINE 100 - Intro to Human Physiology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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Mathematics
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
MATH 105 - Introductory Statistics Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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Independant Studies
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
NSCI 201 - Research Skills & Prop Writ
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NSCI 202 - Data Collect, Analysis & Rep
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Soils
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
SOIL 210 - Intro-Soil Science & Resources Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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SOIL 210L - Intro-Soil Science & Res-Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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