College of Arts and Sciences

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Anthropology class field work

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. 

 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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Brandon Briggs Lab Trip Photo

Exploring Alaska's microbe frontiers

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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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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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