General Studies

Students engaged in classroom discussion

Find your passion!

Explore courses from across academic and professional disciplines to include languages, literature, history, philosophy, science, business administration, tourism and more.

Program description

The General Studies programs integrate general knowledge and intellectual skills with specific occupational or professional skills. They are designed and intended for those who do not plan on pursuing a university degree or those who wish to develop an individualized program from a variety of programming areas at the University.

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

If students do not meet either admission requirement, they should explore entry options with a program advisor.

Graduation requirements

To graduate, certificate students must

  • complete ENGL 100 and ENGL 101 (6 credits)
  • complete eight electives (24 credits), including a minimum of two Liberal Arts, Science or university-transferable electives (6 credits)

In addition, certificate students must

Diploma students must

  • complete all certificate requirements (30 credits)
  • complete ten electives (30 credits), including a minimum of four Liberal Arts, Science or university-transferable electives (12 credits)

In addition, diploma students must

  • complete a minimum of six courses (18 credits) beyond the 100 level (i.e., courses numbered 200 and above)
  • complete at least 50% of the work at Yukon University
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C average)

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT LIBERAL ARTS/SCIENCE AND OPEN ELECTIVES: General Studies certificate students may take up to 18 credits, and diploma students up to 36 credits, from outside the School of Liberal Arts and School of Science (but excluding Continuing Education).

However, students must recognize that such coursework may not be transferable to programs at other post-secondary institutions and may result in a credit shortfall upon transfer. Students working towards a degree or college program at another institution or planning to continue in the future should check their course selection with a Program Advisor.

Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Yukon University 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

For transfer information on a specific Yukon University 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.

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.


Student financial awards

Education is an investment in your future, your family and your community. Yukon University 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

Title Campus Scheduled
ENGL 100 - Academic Writing and Critical Thinking Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
F
S
ENGL 101 - Introduction to the Study of Literature Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
Astronomy
Title Campus Scheduled
ASTR 100 - Introduction to Astronomy
Communications
Title Campus Scheduled
COMM 100 - Business Communications Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
F
S
COMM 193 - Introduction to Scientific & Technical Communication
Computer Science
Title Campus Scheduled
CPSC 128 - Object Oriented Programming I
Economics
Title Campus Scheduled
ECON 100 - Introduction to Microeconomics Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
ECON 101 - Introduction to Macroeconomics
First Nations Studies
Title Campus Scheduled
FNST 140 - Preservation of Traditional Knowledge
Kinesiology
Title Campus Scheduled
KINE 100 - Introduction to Human Physiology
Linguistics
Title Campus Scheduled
LANG 140 - Language and Culture Preservation Online/Video
F
Open Electives. List is not exhaustive; consult a program advisor for more options.
Title Campus Scheduled
ACCT 101 - Introductory Financial Accounting 1 Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
F
S
ACCT 102 - Introductory Financial Accounting 2
MMC 110 - Theories of Communication Online/Video
F
MMC 120 - Communicative Writing
MMC 125 - Graphic Design Online/Video
F
Philosophy
Title Campus Scheduled
PHIL 120 - Introduction to Ethics Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
Religious Studies
Title Campus Scheduled
RELI 100 - World Religions I
RELI 101 - World Religions II
Social Work
Title Campus Scheduled
SW 200 - Introduction to Social Work Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
Theatre
Title Campus Scheduled
THEA 200 - Introduction to Acting I Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F