Departments and Programs of the College of Arts & Sciences
The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) offers a wide-variety of courses every semester to students from all across the Univeristy of Alaska Anchorage. Within CAS, there are twenty-four major areas of study and many more areas of concentration, including minors and professional certifactes. The College offers an Associate of Arts degree and various 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.
Learn more about the different CAS Degree Programs below, or click on specfic departments in the menu to the right.
- Associate of ArtsThe Associate of Arts (AA) degree provides a solid foundation in mathematics and written and oral communication, the natural and social sciences, the humanities, the fine arts and early childhood development. The AA degree prepares students for career advancement and baccalaureate programs and to better understand their world.
- Bachelor Degrees
UAA’s College of Arts and Sciences offers degrees in the following areas of study:Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Fine ArtsBachelor of Music
Bachelor of Science
The College is dedicated to the enrichment of the undergraduate academic experience, from initial recruitment and admission, through graduation and beyond. Graduates will have had a sound liberal arts introduction to the major fields of human knowledge, helping to prepare them for a rewarding work-life experience.
Students majoring in another area can minor in the following areas:
- Graduate Degrees
Committed to excellence and outstanding standards of scholarship, CAS offers its students a variety of options for graduate study. The College of Arts and Sciences awards advanced academic degrees in the following areas of study:Master of ArtsMaster of Fine Arts
Master of Science
Master's Programs are offered in:
Doctoral of Philosophy
UAA College of Arts and Sciences offers doctoral programs in two disciplines:
- Occupational Endorsement Certificates
Occupational endorsement certificates (OECs) are certificates requiring 29 or fewer credits to complete. These certificates provide the specialized knowledge and skills needed in specific employment sectors. Certificates will be noted on the student’s transcript upon completion and after approval by the academic department.
Learn more about the General University Requirements, and explore the College's Available OECs
CAS Occupational Endorsement Certificates
Academic Dispute Resolution
Students who need assistance in resolving an alleged grading error or other academic action such as dismissal or denial of admission to an academic program in the College of Arts & Sciences may contact: