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Liberal Arts

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Program Description

The Liberal Arts programs are designed for students wishing to transfer to a university degree or related program such as education, social work, communications, public policy and research, educational or clinical psychology, social services, environmental policy and management, recreation or tourism. Both Liberal Arts programs reflect the belief that degree-bound students ought to acquire solid critical thinking, research and communication skills through introductory study in a variety of social science and humanities disciplines. They also present an ideal opportunity for continuing education or for exploring various educational and career paths.

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
  • complete 2 social-science electives (6 credits)
  • complete 2 lab-science electives (6 credits)
  • complete at least 50% of the work at Yukon College
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C average)
  • complete 4 open electives (12 credits) for the certificate OR 8 open electives (24 credits) for the diploma

Diploma students must also:

  • complete 2 200-level English literature (ENGL) electives (6 credits)
  • complete 4 200-level electives (12 credits)

NOTE: While not a requirement, study of a second language is encouraged so students meet the second-language requirements of many universities.

NOTE: Certificate students may take up to six credits, diploma students up to twelve 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 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.


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.


Certificate: minimum one year

Diploma: minimum two years

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


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

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