University Arts and Sciences courses and credentials are designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students for work, citizenship, an enriched life as an educated person, and to create a solid foundation for further study.
Students may register in a program stream, or they may register for individual courses that are scheduled during the Fall, Winter and Intersession semesters. Courses are offered using various modes of delivery, including in-class, videoconference, and online.
The Humanities Certificate is the equivalent of one year of planned coursework. By taking a planned combination of courses, students may transfer to degree programs offered at universities and other receiving institutions.
Coursework within the Academic program also supports other College programs, such as the Alaska Highway Consortium on Teacher Education, Business Management, Early Childhood Education and Care, Education Assistant, Social Services Worker Diploma, and Visual Arts.
The Certificate prepares students for continued Bachelor level studies at universities or other receiving institutions, continued studies in specific programs at NLC, continued studies in professional programs, or entry-level employment opportunities.
Transfer arrangements exist with universities, colleges and institutes throughout British Columbia. See the BC Transfer Guide
. Course transfer beyond British Columbia is determined on a case-by-case basis. NLC students are responsible for confirming admission requirements, application procedures, transfer credit, and graduation requirements at all receiving institutions.
Location: Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, and Fort St. John campuses (NOTE: all courses are not available at each campus)
Length: 30 weeks (depending on intake start date)
Start: September, January, May
Fees: Current Fee Schedule
A. Domestic students must have official transcripts demonstrating the following:
1. English Requirement: One of the following with a "B" grade or higher: Grade 12 English, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples, English 050, or English 099. Alternatively, any university-level English course with a "C" grade or higher. Students who do not meet one of the above English requirements must complete the NLC Writing Assessment for appropriate course placement.
2.Any other specific prerequisites for individual courses taken for program completion.
B. International students must have documentation demonstrating the following:
English Requirement: An IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 or higher with no band less than 5.5. Students with a writing band of 6.0 or less are required to complete English 099 with a "B" grade or higher before or during the first semester of their program. The necessity for upgrading can extend the length of the program.
2.Any other specific pre-requisites for individual courses taken for program completion.
*Note: For transfer into degree programs in this field, degree granting institutions might require other pre-requisites than required for entrance into NLC’s Humanities Certificate. All students planning to do a bachelor's degree should ensure that they have met the entrance requirements of the receiving institution.
- The program is eligible for Canada Student Loans. Visit StudentAid BC to apply for financial assistance online.
- The information on this program page is a summary of the official Program Completion Guide approved by NLC’s Education Council. Download a PDF of the Program Guide
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Program Contact: Lisa Verbisky
Plus one of the following: ENGL 105, 110, 111, or 112
Plus 15 additional credits (five courses) selected from 100- or 200-level academic, University Arts and Sciences courses. One course with content on the First Nations peoples (FNST 100, FNST 102 or ANTH 203) and one course with content in the area of Women and Gender Studies (WGST 100) are recommended. A maximum of two courses can come from the traditional sciences (e.g., biology, physical geography); a maximum of one course can be from computer sciences or math or statistics.
University Arts and Sciences courses include offerings in Anthropology (ANTH), Archaeology (ARCH), Biology (BIOL), Computer Science (CPSC), Criminology (CRIM), Economics (ECON), Education (EDUC), English (ENGL), First Nation Studies (FNST), Geography (GEOG), History (HIST), Humanities (HUMA), Mathematics (MATH), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science (POLI), Psychology (PSYC), Sociology (SOCI), Social Science (SOSC), Social Work (SOWK), and Women and Gender Studies (WGST). Other University Arts and Science courses may become available.
University Arts and Sciences courses do not include offerings in Business Management (MGMT), Early Childhood Education (ECEC, ECED, ECTA), Education Assistant (EDAS), Environmental Planning (ENPL), Health Administration (HADM), Human Development Education Caring (HDEC), Information Technology (ITC, ITEC), Practical Nursing (PNUR), and Social Services Worker Diploma (SSWD).