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Yup'ik Language and Culture, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (ARWU) Fairbanks, AK, United States
Alaska is a land of diverse languages and cultures. One of these languages is Central Alaskan Yup’ik, which is part of the Yupik branch of the Eskimo-Aleut language family, spoken in western and southwestern Alaska. We offer a bachelor degree in Yup'ik Language and Culture at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. 
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Overview

The bachelor’s degree in Yup'ik Language and Culture at University of Alaska Fairbanks is the only program of its kind in the world. It offers a unique opportunity not only to learn the language, but to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for Alaska Native people and the Yup’ik way of life.

Key Features 

  • One of the opportunities you’ll have in this program is to work with linguists at the Alaska Native Language Center, internationally known and recognized as the major center in the United States for the study of Eskimo and Northern Athabascan languages. 
  • You’ll also get to access materials at the Alaska Native Language Archive, the premier repository worldwide for information relating to the Native languages of Alaska.
  • In addition to the bachelor’s degree in Yup’ik language and culture, we also offer an associate degree and certificate in Yup’ik language proficiency.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Our students have a variety of opportunities to conduct language research and experience Alaska Native culture. 
  • For example, during the Festival of Native Arts (an annual celebration of Alaska Native people) our students conduct an introductory workshop on the Yup’ik language.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Option 1:

  • Have a high school diploma
  • Pass the 16-credit high school core curriculum with at least a 2.5 and
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Submit ACT or SAT test scores
Option 2:
  • Have a high school diploma, and
  • Pass the 16-credit high school core curriculum with at least a 2.5 and
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5, and
  • Submit ACT test scores of at least 18 or SAT test scores of 970

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13320 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    26640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13320 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4485 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fairbanks

  • 1450 - 2000 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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