Criminology with a northern flavour.
Study crime, justice, criminal behaviour and social reactions to crime with a northern and regional perspective that better reflects the Yukon and issues unique to the North.
COVID-19 and Northern Justice and Criminology program changes in Winter 2021
In response to COVID-19, Yukon University made changes to the way its courses are delivered this year. Courses required for Northern Justice and Criminology will be offered online only in 2020–2021. Some courses will have weekly scheduled video-conferenced sessions along with online activities while others may be entirely online. See the course pages and outlines for details.
Important note for Criminology students: The usual Winter 2021 CRIM courses (CRIM 103, CRIM 104, CRIM 135, CRIM 230, etc.) will not run. However, a special offering of CRIM 131 has been scheduled.
Course information for Winter 2021 is up-to-date, though changes may be unavoidable, and registration is open.
Students entering or continuing in the program should ask the School of Liberal Arts or a Program Advisor for assistance in arranging substitutes or to reorder their study plans. Contact the School of Liberal Arts for more information about COVID-19-related changes to the Northern Justice and Criminology programs.
Criminology is the multidisciplinary study of crime, criminal behaviour, and social reactions to crime and criminal behaviour.
The northern justice emphasis of criminology means that southern-based criminology courses are "northernized" and "regionalized" through integration of relevant course content and the assignment of coursework to better reflect the environment in which northerners live, work and study.
The certificate option is designed for those students who do not intend to transfer directly to a Bachelor of Arts (Criminology) degree program but are interested in taking criminology courses to increase their knowledge of this field of study.
The diploma is fashioned to meet the Yukon University Northern Studies requirements as well as the first- and second-year university transfer requirements to a Bachelor of Arts (Criminology) degree program at major Canadian universities.
The program presents an ideal continuing education opportunity and is useful for those seeking entry-level employment in justice related fields.
- Grade 12 graduation with English 12
Note: Students intending to pursue the Diploma in Northern Justice and Criminology must also fulfill the prerequisite requirement for:
- Math 105: Introductory Statistics, which is Math 11 (Applications, Principles, Foundations or Pre-calculus Math 11) or Yukon University's MATH 050
- MATH 130 is strongly recommended for students taking MATH 105
Students who do not meet either admission requirement may explore entry options with a Program Advisor.
To graduate with a certificate students must complete 30 credits, including:
- ENGL 100 and ENGL 101 (6 credits)
- Two social-science electives (6 credits)
- Three required CRIM courses (9 credits)
- One 200-level Criminology (CRIM) elective (3 credits)
- Two Liberal Arts electives (6 credits)
Certificate students must also
- complete at least 50% of the work at Yukon University
- maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C average).
Diploma students must complete 60 credits, including:
- All certificate requirements (30 credits)
- Seven advanced CRIM courses (21 credits)
- Two Northern Studies (NOST) core courses (6 credits)
- One open elective (3 credits)
Diploma students must also:
- ensure they have taken six courses (18 credits) at the 200 level or above
- complete at least 50% of the work at Yukon University
- maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C average)
NOTE: Students may take CRIM courses as electives, provided all other requirements have been met.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT OPEN ELECTIVES: Diploma students may optionally take 3 credits of electives from outside the School of Liberal Arts and School of Science; 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 should check their course selection with a Program Advisor.
*NOTE ABOUT SCIENCE COURSES AS ELECTIVES: As of May 2019, science elective courses no longer require labs. Please check with a Program Advisor to discuss options.
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.
For transfer information on a specific Yukon University 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.
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.
There are government programs, scholarships, bursaries, awards and First Nation funding available to financially support you throughout your academic career.