Yukon University programs are organized into eight Schools, including: the School of Management, Tourism and Hospitality, School of Trades, Technology and Mining, School of Liberal Arts, School of Academic and Skill Development, School of Science, School of Community Education and Development, School of Continuing Education and Training, and the School of Health, Education and Human Services.
Through these schools, Yukon University offers one-year certificate programs, two-year diploma programs, and degree programming. The University is also part of the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) and thus Yukon Uni credits are fully transferable to BC postsecondary institutions. Credits are also transferable to Alberta institutions through a new agreement with BCCAT and to many institutions outside of BC and Alberta through individual arrangement. Some block transfer agreements are in place as well for institutions within Canada and the United States.
Many of the programs at Yukon University provide an integrated Northern perspective, such as the Renewable Resources Management Program, the Bachelor of Education – Yukon Native Teacher Education Program offered through the University of Regina but located at Yukon University, Northern Outdoor and Environmental Studies, Northern First Nations Studies, Northern Justice and Criminology and the Environmental and Conservation Sciences Program offered through the University of Alberta.
Yukon University is partnered with the KIAC and the Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation to provide a Foundation year at Yukon School of Visual Arts that is fully transferable to several major art schools across Canada.
The Yukon Native Language Centre, administered by the Council for Yukon First Nations, offers a two-year certificate program for Native language instructors. The centre has been in operation since 1977 and is housed at the university. Students seeking information about the certificate program should contact the centre.
While the University is permitted to grant degrees, it is also providing degree programming in partnership with other universities. Degrees include: Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Social Work through the University of Regina, Master of Public Administration and Master of Business Administration through the University of Alaska Southeast, and Bachelor of Science through the University of Alberta.
As of May, 2016, there are 48 trades/occupations in which apprenticeship and certification are available in Yukon. Upon completion of all requirements of their apprentice program, apprentices obtain a Certificate of Qualification issued by the Department of Education. Recognition of their completion credentials extends outside Yukon if the trade has the same scope of practice. Apprentices who successfully pass an interprovincial exam also have a Red Seal endorsement affixed to their certification which confirms they have met a national standard.