Minor in Alaska Native Studies

Beach of northernmost community in the United States, Utqiagvik

Students interested in the Alaska Native Studies Minor are encouraged to make an appointment with Paul Ongtooguk, Director of AKNS, to discuss their course of study and to fill out a Declaration of the Alaska Native Studies Minor form.

Enroll into the Alaska Native Studies Minor

Students may select from one of two areas to complete the requirements for the minor: a policy focus or language focus.

Both of these areas emphasize the dynamic nature of Alaska Native cultures and the conflict between traditional Native values and those of the dominant Euro-American society. The Alaska Native Studies Minor provides a valuable enrichment to any UAA baccalaureate degree. 

**A minimum of 19 credits is required for the minor, of which 6 credits must be upper division.**

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