Alaska Native Studies

The Alaska Native studies program seeks to provide the student with (1) a keen awareness of the scope, richness, and variety of Alaskan Native cultural heritages, and (2) a series of critical perspectives on the contemporary Native experience in the plural society of North America.

The Student's academic program will be interdisciplinary as it is built upon a combination of appropriate courses currently offered in other specialized disciplines and of an integrated set of core courses offered by the Alaska Native studies program.

The Alaska Native studies program is designed to offer a second major or a minor for many bachelor's degree candidates. It seeks students from many fields of specialization who anticipate either direct or indirect professional involvement in Alaskan Native communities specifically and in multicultural settings generally.


The Alaska Native Studies B.A. Program allows qualified students to pursue an intensive academic program with a focus in one of three concentration areas:

• Indigenous Peoples in Law, Governance and Politics

• Alaska Native Knowledge, Cultural Resources and Expression

• Alaska Native Peoples: Health, Wellness and Environment


For more information, please visit the program's UAF Course Catalogue listing, or see the course brochure.

Program details

Academic level(s)Bachelor
CountryUnited States
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmes
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