UAA Honors College

Coming Soon! A New Honors Experience at UAA

UAA is transitioning to an exciting new honors program designed to help you explore your passions, get involved on campus, give back to your communities, and set yourself apart from your peers when you hit the job market or apply to graduate school. Here is a snapshot of the key features of our new Honors program:

Choose your Honors Track

  • Can't wait to do research in a lab or have your first art exhibition? Love to give back to your community? Passionate about multicultural studies? Or see yourself as a future leader? You can design your Honors pathway to dive deeply into one of these areas by focusing your college experience on the things you are passionate about! Track options include Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity, Community Engagement, Leadership & Service, and Multicultural & Global Studies.

Customize your Honors Pathway

  • The new UAA Honors program allows students to design a customized pathway that will include much more than just Honors course work. While you will take Honors sections of some of your required courses in things like writing, communication, or math, you will also complete an experimental immersion (like a legislative internship, a summer research fellowship, or a semester at sea), engage in campus leadership, take part in mentorship or service (like serving in student government, being a peer mentor or peer learning assistant, or a leadership fellow), and complete an Honors project in your last year that builds on all of your college experiences.

Take Honors Sections of Required Classes

  • Starting in Spring 2022, you will be able to take Honors sections of some of your required courses in writing, communications, and math to fulfill requirements for the Honors college.

If you would like to learn more or have questions about the new program, contact Dr. Claudia Lampman at

Participants at the Undergrad Research Symposium pose together

Introducing the Honors College

The University Honors College at the University of Alaska Anchorage provides a community of scholarship where you will find faculty, peers, and opportunities that challenge you to get the most out of your college experience. Honors classes are just one part of the honors experience, which can also include conducting research with UAA's leading scholars, serving as a campus leader, conducting community-based projects, and living and learning in our residential honors community. Whatever your passions, the Honors College will help you develop the leadership and academic skills you need to reach your potential.

Celebrating Student Achievement During COVID

Student Research & Creative Scholarship Showcase 2021

 UAA wants to recognize the hard work of our students during the extraordinary times of College During COVID. This year, we are combining the Undergraduate Research & Discovery Symposium, the Behavioral Sciences Conference of the North, and the Student Showcase all into one, virtually run, competitive-conference-style event! In the page linked below, you will find information about when the event is happening, and how to submit your work!

  Student Research & Creative Scholarship Showcase