College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is where innovative research and creative work culminate to transform Alaska’s next generation. The college offers an accessible and affordable education in the heart of Alaska’s diverse populations, environment and economy. The College has eighteen departments, which house a variety of undergraduate degrees, occupational endorsement certificates, minors, associate degrees, undergraduate certificates, and graduate programs. We are dedicated to preparing, educating and training students to meet the workforce needs of Alaska.
CAS features premier facilities and equipment for classroom instruction. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of faculty research and express their creativity in the arts. UAA’s ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building is home to the UAA Planetarium and Visualization Theater, the Applied Science, Engineering and Technology Lab, and the Advanced Instrumentation For Microbiome Studies (AIMS) Core Lab Facility. The Fine Arts Building features specialty art studios and galleries, a Recital Hall and stages for concerts and performances. The college also houses research institutes such as the Alaska Center for Conservation Science and the Environment and Natural Resources Institute.
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.
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.