The Circumpolar Studies (formerly known as Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies, BCS) program gives students the opportunity to learn about the lands, peoples, and issues of the Circumpolar North and prepares them for advanced study or professional employment in fields as diverse as sustainable resource management, self-government, Arctic engineering, and northern tourism. Special emphasis is given to matters concerning Indigenous people of the Circumpolar North. The Circumpolar Studies core curriculum has been developed as a collaborative effort of UArctic member institutions, involving leading experts on circumpolar issues.

To get a Bachelor degree based on the Circumpolar Studies core program students need additional specialization courses, or “Advanced Emphasis”. Each UArctic member university offering the degree will decide which courses are eligible for a Bachelor degree at their insitution.

For more information, contact circumpolarstudies@uarctic.org.