Arctic and Northern Studies

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B.A. Degree

The Arctic and Northern studies program offers an interdisciplinary study of Northern problems and policy issues. The purpose of the Arctic and Northern studies program is to give interested students a broader study of the northern region — its environment, peoples and problems.

The geographic location of UAF is outstanding for the study of Arctic and Northern issues. Students examine the countries and regions throughout the circumpolar North and their distinctive problems, such as the survival of indigenous populations, environmental and wilderness issues, high rates of alcoholism and suicide, fragile environments, adaptation to extreme cold and cycles of light and darkness, and adult development in small frontier societies.

The Arctic and Northern studies curriculum is centered around an interdisciplinary course (ACNS F484), which is taken in the senior year.

For information on studying at McGill University, Montreal, Canada; the University of Copenhagen, Denmark; or opportunities for study in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, see Exchange Programs and Study Abroad Programs.

Minimum Requirements for Arctic and Northern Studies Bachelor's Degree: 120 credits

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College of Liberal Arts
Department of Arctic and Northern Studies
907-474-7126