College of Arts and Sciences
Community of Discovery
The University of Alaska Anchorage's College of Arts and Sciences is a broad and diverse academic unit within the University of Alaska. Located in breathtaking Anchorage, Alaska, we offer a wide-variety of courses every semester to students from all across the University of Alaska Anchorage. The College of Arts and Sciences has twenty-four major areas of study, and many more areas of concentration, including minors and professional certificates. Additionally, the College offers an Associate of Arts degree, and various Bachelor's of Science and Bachelor's of Arts degrees, as well as master’s and Ph.D. programs. We take pride in the quality of our instruction, the diversity of concentration areas, and our reputation as a learning community.
Students who enter the College of Arts and Sciences have the opportunity to experience the breadth and depth of the intellectual life at UAA. Each academic department within the College has unique student clubs, organizations, and other co-curricular opportunities. Outside of the classroom, students also have numerous opportunities to engage in High Impact Practices, including undergraduate research, field work experiences, study abroad programs, hands-on internships, and much more.
The College of Arts and Sciences is home to several research institutes, including the Alaska Center for Conservation Sciences (ACCS) and the Environment and Natural Resources Institute (ENRI). Within the College's Departments, there are also several student outreach programs, like the Model UN of Alaska and UAA STEM Day. The College of Arts and Sciences is home to premier facilities, from the ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, which houses the UAA Planetarium and Visualization Theatre, to the renowned Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building.
2023 CAS Celebration of Students
On April 28th in the Fine Arts Building Rectial Hall, the College of Arts and Sciences hosted the Second Annual CAS Celebration of Students. At this event, CAS honored one student from each department with a scholarship for the 2023-2024 academic year. These students were selected by their respective departments in recognition of their academic excellence. The ceremony also recognized CAS Scholarship Recipients who recieved one of the fifty-two scholarships offered through the College. Beginning with a recognition and awards ceremony, the event also had a reception that followed the ceremony. In addition to inviting the scholarship recipients, the students’ friends and family members, CAS Department Chairs, UAA Chancellor Parnell, UA President Pitney, and donors who contributed to the CAS Excellence Fund were invited to attend.
View the short student biographies and download the CAS Celebration of Students Program below! You can also view the recipients from the 2022 Celebration of Students.
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