Graduate Certificate, Arctic Security

The graduate certificate in Arctic Security is an addendum to the 2019-2020 UAF General Catalog.
A new graduate certificate was approved by the chancellor in October 2019. This page includes the specifics of this new program. The degree will be effective fall 2020.

Complete the following admission requirements:

  • Student must have a completed baccalaureate degree.
  • If the degree is in a non-security or arctic related field and has a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, they will be required to start with one 400-level course, which is an elective option for the degree. 
  • Students that have already obtained a graduate degree will not be required to complete an entrance exam or complete a 400-level course first. 
  • Students with a baccalaureate degree in a related field, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher will not have any additional testing or entry course requirements.
  • If the student has a cumulative GPA between 3.0 and 2.75, regardless of the field of study, they will be required to complete the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Exam.
  • If a student has a cumulative GPA below 2.75, they will be required to submit results from either the GRE or GMAT. 

The graduate certificate in Arctic Security is an addendum to the 2019-2020 UAF General Catalog.
A new graduate certificate was approved by the chancellor in October 2019. This page includes the specifics of this new program. The degree will be effective fall 2020.

Minimum Requirements for Arctic Security Graduate Certificate: 12 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Graduate Certificate Requirements
Complete the graduate certificate requirements.
Arctic Security Program Requirements
Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
Complete the following:
Vulnerability and Protection
Circumpolar Competition-Arctic Diplomacy and Defense
Arctic Strategies and Operations
Complete one of the following:
Comparative Homeland Security
Homeland Defense and Security
Human Security
Security and Disaster Management Seminar
International Relations of the North