General Studies

The General Studies program provides students university-transferable courses.

Program Details

The General Studies Certificate (GSC) Program is designed to provide students with 30 credits (10 courses) of transferable, introductory university-level courses that are applicable to a broad range of programs. Students who complete their Certificate in General Studies may choose to apply their credits to a degree at another institution, or return to Yellowhead Tribal College in Fall 2018 for one of our degree programs.

The General Studies Certificate is the credential offered to all students entering the program. For students seeking university transfer, the certificate offers students the first two years of a general program for transfer to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.), or Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies (B.A. N.S.) at a degree-granting institution. 

Students seeking admission to the University of Alberta or other degree-granting institutions should contact the Department Head to examine how the General Studies Certificate fits into their desired program of study. 

Admission requirements

Applicants must comply with the entrance requirements and admission policies of the institutions from which courses are brokered:

English 30 or 90 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of 65%, or English 33 with a minimum grade of 75%, and one other 30-level or 90-level course (or equivalent)*, OR previous successful completion of university-level courses. 

*Students who do not meet admission requirements may write the College Achievement Test (CAT). A minimum grade of 60% on the CAT is required for admission to the program. 


Courses offered in General Studies program