Northern Studies is unique at the University of Saskatchewan and in the province, as it focuses on one region of interest-the Circumpolar North. The core Northern Studies courses, developed and offered in conjunction with the University of the Arctic, investigate the land, environment, people, culture and contemporary issues of the circumpolar world. Northern Studies is an interdisciplinary program where students benefit from a broad range of knowledge in a variety of disciplines, including: Biology, Economics, Geography, Geology, History, Native Studies, Political Studies, and Agriculture & Bioresources.
In Northern Studies, there are many opportunities awaiting students in the field. The North2North Student Exchange Program caters to students interested in the North, and also gives students the chance to study with people from around the world. Students pursuing Northern Studies have the option to study at one of the University of the Arctic's other member institutions. This results in international learning opportunities for students in Denmark (Greenland), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States (Alaska). Students can travel to these countries to discover the challenges facing other northern communities and the ways in which they are addressed.