What is the Arctic and Northern Studies Program?

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The Arctic and Northern Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program for the study of problems and policy issues specific to the North.

Topics covered by arctic and northern studies include (but certainly aren't limited to!)...

  • northern history
  • environmental policy
  • arctic policy
  • individual topics
    • well-being
    • psychology
    • fetal alcohol syndrome
    • northern arts and culture
    • tourist industry

At the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Arctic and Northern Studies students can benefit from the extensive northern expertise and research activities of UAF faculty, the rich Alaska and circumpolar collections of the UAF library and museum, and, of course, the fact of being surrounded by the North itself. Arctic and Northern Studies faculty have won major awards for excellence in teaching, research, and public service.

Arctic and Northern Studies include faculty and courses from:

  • Political Science
  • History
  • Art
  • English
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Psychology
  • Journalism
  • Alaska Native Studies
  • Rural Development
  • Geography
  • Alaska Native Languages
  • Anthropology
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