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College of Arts and Sciences

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Chemistry students in the lab
Symphony of sounds
Anthropology class field work

Community of Discovery

The University of Alaska Anchorage's College of Arts and Sciences is the largest academic unit within the University of Alaska, home to over 3,500 students and 125 prominent full-time faculty, working at the forefronts of their fields, and over 100 term faculty and adjunct instructors.  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 24 major areas of study and more than 15 minor concentrations--from chemistry to communications, from music to Alaska Native studies. CAS also offers a multitude of graduate degrees, doctoral programs, and occupational certificates.

 2022 CAS Celebration of Students

On April 22nd in ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, the College of Arts and Sciences hosted the inaugural CAS Celebration of Students. At this event, CAS honored one student from each department with a scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year. These students were selected by their respective departments in recognition of their academic excellence. Beginning with a recognition and awards ceremony, the event also had a sponsored reception that followed the ceremony. In addition to inviting the scholarship recipients, the students’ friends and family members, CAS Department Chairs, the UAA Chancellor and Provost, 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!

CAS Celebration of Students Program

  • Student accepting scholarship award
    Student accepting scholarship award
  • Student accepting scholarship award
    Student accepting scholarship award
  • Jazz ensemle playing at reception
    Jazz ensemle playing at reception
  • Event emcee Grant Cochran
    Event emcee Grant Cochran
  • Student receiving scholarship award from CAS Dean
    Student receiving scholarship award from CAS Dean
  • Students and faculty mingling at reception
    Students and faculty mingling at reception
  • student being congratulated on scholarship
    Student being congratulated on scholarship
  • Reception following the award ceremony
    Reception following the award ceremony

CAS IN THE NEWS!

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

Spring 2022 Commencement Student speaker Teresa Novakovich on pursuing your dreams

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Erin Hicks Photo

Erin Hicks is hoping black holes will answer some of our biggest astronomical questions

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Department of History hosts roundtable examining the Russian invasion of Ukraine

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Alumni of Distinction

Kira Apaachuaq Eckenweiler, B.M. Music Performance ’16, will receive the 2021 Alumni Emerging Leader award

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Message from the Dean

There is always something new and exciting happening in the College of Arts and Sciences, including innovative research and community outreach.The Dean's Dispatch is a newsletter sent out four times a year, updating you about the current events happening in CAS. 

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