Northern Studies Program
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Northern Studies Program
613B Gruening Building

Phone: +1 907 474 7126
FAX: +1 907 474 5817

What is the Northern Studies Program?

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

Topics covered by 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, 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. Northern Studies faculty have won major awards for excellence in teaching, research, and public service.

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