Community of Discovery

Student voices from the UAA College of Arts and Sciences are inquisitive, interesting, and inspiring. Faculty continue to engage their students' ideas and push academic boundaries.

A high quality liberal arts education in a public university setting
Community of Discovery
"The thing that gets me going is the amazing opportunities and I want people to recognize that those opportunities exist for them as well"
— Jonathan Taylor, BA in Political Science, '17

The University of Alaska Anchorage's College of Arts and Sciences is the largest academic unit within the University of Alaska, home to over 4,000 students and 208 prominent full-time faculty, working at the forefronts of their fields.  Located in breathtaking Anchorage, Alaska, we are a premier college within the University of Alaska system.

Students who enter the College of Arts and Sciences have the opportunity to experience the breadth and depth of the intellectual life at UAA. The College of Arts and Sciences offers 23 major areas of study and more than 20 minor concentrations--from chemistry to communications, from theatre and dance to Alaska Native studies.

CAS in the News!

The College of Arts and Sciences students, faculty, alumni, and research are always being written about!

News Stories

  • Jana

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    'I want to strengthen the fabric of Unangan lives'

  • Old Gold Cord Mine

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    Recording lived history, at a Hatcher Pass gold mine

  • White

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    Recording lived history, at a Hatcher Pass gold mine

  • Stevenson

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    CWLA's David Stevenson: The gems among us

  • EPSCoR

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    Research: Using Kenai salmon runs to understand social-ecological change

We want to hear from you! Do you have a story idea or news article about UAA's College of Arts and Sciences? Email us at uaa_casnews@uaa.alaska.edu!

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Mission Statement

The College of Arts and Sciences is the home and heart of the academic tradition at the University of Alaska Anchorage. It provides foundational education in the liberal arts and sciences for all students, as well as undergraduate and graduate degree programs in humanities, the fine arts, the mathematical, natural, and social sciences. Through teaching, research, scholarship, artistic creativity, and public service, the College contributes to the advancement of knowledge and betterment in Alaska, the nation, and beyond.
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Spotlight on Faculty

L. Signe

Dr. Landry Signé is a member of the Department of Political Science and in April 2016 was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.

Read more about Dr. Landry Signé