O que eu aprenderei?

In collaboration with the University of Alberta (U of A), Yukon University (YukonU) offers years three and four of a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences (ENCS), with a major in Northern Systems.

The ENCS curriculum offered at YukonU integrates natural and social sciences as related to issues such as:

  • wildlife conservation
  • land use
  • resource management under modern treaties
  • energy
  • global climate change
  • northern and aboriginal studies,
  • local environmental, economic and social context

The program provides students with the knowledge and skills to understand environmental conditions and evaluate impacts on plants, soils, water and animals. The structure and function of ecosystems are explored as students learn to develop, assess and implement conservation and restoration measures for natural and managed ecosystems.

Program delivery

  • Coursework is completed at YukonU, taught by U of A and YukonU faculty.
  • Students may also choose to spend some of their third or fourth years taking courses at the U of A campus in Edmonton.
  • Students from Edmonton may also complete part of their program in Whitehorse.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the ENCS program are prepared for a variety of career options in both the public and private sectors.

Examples of employment opportunities include:

  • wildlife biologist
  • First Nations resource manager
  • park warden
  • traditional land use advisor
  • environmental policy analyst
  • environmental educator

Students may also continue on to graduate studies.

De qual departamento farei parte?

School of Science

Opções de estudo

Período integral (Years three and four)

CAN $400 for per credit; Application Fee (non refundable) CAN $100
Data de início

Esperado Janeiro, Setembro 2022


School of Science

Yukon University,

500 University Drive,


Yukon (YT),

2799, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes internacionais

Students complete up to two years (60 credits) of transferable coursework in a science-based diploma program at Yukon University (such as Northern Science-ENCS Stream, or Renewable Resources Management) or at another institution before applying to transfer into the University of Alberta B.Sc. ENCS program for years three and four.

Students planning to apply to transfer to the ENCS program from a diploma program at Yukon University should complete a minimum of 24 credits (8 courses) from the core and/or elective courses listed here (Recommended Courses for First and Second Year of B.Sc. in Northern ENCS).

Students applying from other post-secondary institutions should contact the ENCS Program Advisor about transfer credit options.

Students must also meet the entrance requirements of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta, including:

  • minimum admission GPA of 2.3
  • Biology 12
  • Chemistry 12
  • Pre-calculus 12 or equivalent

IELTS 6.0 (in Academic Testing. No lower than 6.0 in each section) or
TOEFL iBT – 79