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2019-2020 APU Catalog 
2019-2020 APU Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Institute of Culture & Environment

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APU’s Institute of Culture & Environment promotes the advancement of knowledge, understanding, and reasoning in Liberal Studies, Marine and Environmental Sciences, and Outdoor Studies.  Honoring Alaska’s cultural and geographic diversity, the Institute prepares students to address and engage our region’s complex and unique challenges.

Liberal Studies Programs

  • Alaska Native Governance, BA (ANGov)
  • Creative & Professional Writing, BA
  • Liberal Studies, BA
  • Sustainability Studies, BA
  • Minors:  Alaska Native Governance; Liberal Studies; Sustainability Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Concentration: Justice
  • Master of Arts (MAP)
  • Certificate Only Option Program (CO-OP), teacher preparation

Marine & Environmental Science Programs

  • Marine & Environmental Sciences, BS
  • Minors:  Environmental Policy; Marine & Environmental Science; Mathematics for Environmental Science
  • Eco League Water Resource Management Certificate
  • Environmental Science, Master of Science (MSES)

Outdoor Studies Programs

  • Outdoor Studies, BA
  • Minor:  Outdoor  Studies
  • Outdoor & Environmental Education, Master of Science (MSOEE)

APU Institutes …

honoring Alaska’s Indigenous heritage, exemplifying excellence and preparing paths …

APU’s academic programs are organized through Institutes, to purposefully and meaningfully advance APU’s vision, mission, and values.  Our Institutes:

  • Develop, deliver, and ensure the integrity of academic programs, which form the fundamental outcomes of the Institutes
  • Advance inquiry and engagement related to community resilience, challenges, and opportunities
  • Realize pedagogy and instruction grounded in active, experiential, applied, place-based learning
  • Serve Alaska’s peoples and communities, and assist students to achieve the best expression of their potential

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