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Accounting, BBA
College of Business and Public Policy
The BBA in Accounting gives students a broad-based business background and provides a solid foundation for careers in public accounting, private accounting, and accounting for government or non-profit organizations. The program also provides a foundation...
Anthropology, BA
College of Arts and Sciences
Anthropology is the study of human diversity on a cross-cultural basis. The BA degree is designed to provide the student with a solid general foundation in the discipline by emphasizing understanding of different cultures and...
Anthropology, BS
College of Arts and Sciences
Anthropology is the study of human diversity on a cross-cultural basis. The BS degree is designed to provide the student with a solid general foundation in the discipline by emphasizing understanding of different cultures and...
Applied Technologies Leadership, BS
Community & Technical College
The Bachelor of Science in Applied Technologies Leadership (BSATL) makes it possible for students to design a program of study which complements their technical proficiencies. The general program builds on technical skills and knowledge to...
Art, BA
College of Arts and Sciences
Students in the Art program acquire technical skills and gain the confidence to work with a variety of materials while exploring and evaluating our broad cultural heritage in art and design. The BA combines a...
Art, BFA
College of Arts and Sciences
Students in the Art program acquire technical skills and gain the confidence to work with a variety of materials while exploring and evaluating our broad cultural heritage in art and design. The BFA allows students...
Aviation Technology, BS
Community & Technical College
The BS in Aviation Technology prepares individuals for professional positions within the aviation industry. Related career opportunities are found with airlines, airports, general aviation, government organizations, education and the aerospace industry. Within the degree...
Bachelor of Human Services, BHS
College of Health
The Bachelor of Human Services practitioner's degree prepares students as human services professionals. The degree employs a unique competency-based, community-oriented approach blending classroom and experiential learning. Employing a multidisciplinary approach, the objective is to...
Music, BM
College of Arts and Sciences
The Bachelor of Music program has either a performance or music education concentration, or both, in addition to an optional jazz emphasis. The performance concentration is a professional music degree. The music education...
Bachelor of Social Work, BS
College of Health
Social work is a profession committed to assisting individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities and society as a whole in the improvement of the quality of life through the amelioration of social problems, equitable distribution of...
Biological Sciences, BA
College of Arts and Sciences
Biology is the science concerned with the study of living organisms, from microbes and molecular biology to the study of plants, animals and the environment. The undergraduate program in the biological sciences includes courses...
Biological Sciences, BS
College of Arts and Sciences
Biology is the science concerned with the study of living organisms, from microbes and molecular biology to the study of plants, animals and the environment. The undergraduate program in the biological sciences includes courses...
Civil Engineering, BS
College of Engineering
Civil engineering is dedicated to providing civilization with essential infrastructure and services, including bridges, buildings, ports, water resource development, waste disposal, dams, water power, irrigation and drainage works, roads, airports, railways, construction and management services...
Computer Science, BA
College of Engineering
The BA in Computer Science prepares the student for a professional career in the computing field. The program emphasizes broad fundamental principles of computer science and teaches the student the necessary skills to develop solutions...
Computer Science, BS
College of Engineering
The BS in Computer Science prepares the student for a professional career in the computing field. The program emphasizes broad fundamental principles of computer science and teaches the student the necessary skills to develop solutions...
Computer Systems Engineering, BS
College of Engineering
The BS in Computer Systems Engineering introduces principles of mathematics and physics during the first two years of study along with introductory courses in fundamentals of computer hardware and programming. The third and fourth years...
Construction Management, BS
Community & Technical College
The Construction Management program was developed with input from Alaska contractors and professional industry organizations to provide students with a broad knowledge of construction processes and techniques. BS in Construction Management graduates are prepared...
Dental Hygiene, BS
College of Health
The registered dental hygienist is a licensed oral health educator and clinical operator who, as part of the dental team, uses preventive, educational and therapeutic methods which aid individuals and groups to attain and maintain...
Dietetics, BS
College of Health
The BS in Dietetics provides individuals the didactic requirements needed to complete a Dietetic Internship and then be eligible to take the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) exam. The program provides the training RDNs need...
Early Childhood Education, BA
College of Education
The Early Childhood program blends theory and practice in the preparation of early childhood educators who can deliver quality care and education for young children from birth through age eight. Successful completion of the...
Economics, BA
College of Business and Public Policy
Economics provides students with a systematic way of understanding the world around them. Economics is a social science that studies human behavior, markets, and how people, organizations, and governments make choices about the use of...
Economics, BBA
College of Business and Public Policy
Economics provides students with a systematic way of understanding the world around them. Economics is a social science that studies human behavior, markets, and how people, organizations, and governments make choices about the use of...
Electrical Engineering, BS
College of Engineering
During the first two years of study, the BS in Electrical Engineering introduces principles of mathematics, chemistry and physics, as well as basic circuit theory, digital logic and electrical devices. The third year of study...
Elementary Education, BA
College of Education
The BA in Elementary Education is a professional degree with an emphasis on culturally responsive teaching in Alaska's context; a strong liberal studies focus; exposure to a range of teaching and curriculum design approaches, including...
English, BA
College of Arts and Sciences
The BA in English provides an opportunity for a truly liberal education, one that encourages both self-discovery and an exploration of enduring ideas. The curriculum includes courses in composition, rhetoric, literature, linguistics and critical-thinking strategies.
Environment and Society, BS
College of Arts and Sciences
The BS in Environment and Society is designed to prepare students for careers in environmental assessment, planning, policy, conservation, education, advocacy, and graduate studies. Students are introduced to environmental sciences and studies, economics, ethics...
Finance, BBA
College of Business and Public Policy
The BBA in Finance prepares students for entry-level financial management jobs in corporations, nonprofit organizations, and financial institutions; financial analysis with brokerage and money management firms; financial planning services; and financial consulting to small business...
Geological Sciences, BS
College of Arts and Sciences
Geology is the science that studies planet Earth. The BS in Geology is designed to provide students with a solid understanding of the geological sciences to prepare them for graduate studies, government and industry...
Geomatics, BS
College of Engineering
Geomatics professionals work in land surveying, land development and design, mapping and tax assessment, the defense industry, environmental engineering assessment and management, public safety and welfare, medicine, transportation, agriculture, business, and natural sciences. The...
Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, BBA
College of Business and Public Policy
Logistics refers to moving material and personnel into and within a business, and distributing final products to customers. The BBA in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management offers students the opportunity to study curriculum...
Health Sciences, BS
College of Health
The BS in Health Sciences takes a multi-disciplinary approach to preparing students for careers in the areas of health education and health promotion, public health, community health, health care delivery, disease prevention, and rehabilitation. It...
History, BA
College of Arts and Sciences
History in its broadest sense is all that human beings have thought and done. Knowledge of history is the principal means by which humans discover and preserve their collective identity. History as an intellectual...
Hospitality and Restaurant Management, BA
Community & Technical College
The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Division offers a BA in Hospitality and Restaurant Management. This programs provides students the opportunity to acquire the culinary skills, management skills and hospitality finesse needed to develop a...
Interdisciplinary Studies, BA
College of Arts and Sciences
Upon completing at least 15 UAA credits, a student may develop an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) program. The proposed program must differ significantly from established degree programs and must...
Interdisciplinary Studies, BS
College of Arts and Sciences
Upon completing at least 15 UAA credits, a student may develop an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) program. The proposed program must differ significantly from established degree programs and must...
International Studies, BA
College of Arts and Sciences
The interdisciplinary BA in International Studies provides students with analytical skills and cross-cultural insight required of informed global citizens. Students apply analytical skills and modes of inquiry across regions, societies and cultures. Students are...
Journalism and Public Communications, BA
College of Arts and Sciences
The BA in Journalism and Public Communications emphasizes broad scholarship in the liberal arts, which is essential for preparation in professional communications and media industries. Journalists and communications practitioners must possess a wide range...
Justice, BA
College of Health
The BA in Justice is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for engaged citizenship; scholarship; justice careers in private and public organizations; and advanced studies in criminology, law, criminal justice, social research, and public administration.
Languages, BA
College of Arts and Sciences
In the BA in Languages program, students study one emphasis language or an emphasis language in combination with a second language. Emphasis languages offered are French, German, Japanese, and Spanish, with additional lower division courses...
Legal Studies, BA
College of Health
The BA in Legal Studies provides students with a broad educational background in American law and policy that prepares them well for a lifetime of informed civic participation. BA students will also acquire the technical...
Management, BBA
College of Business and Public Policy
The BBA in Management prepares students for entry-level management positions in corporations, nonprofit organizations, and government; personnel and benefits management; recruitment and career planning services; conflict resolution and arbitration; and management consulting to small business...
Management Information Systems, BBA
College of Business and Public Policy
The BBA in Management Information Systems is designed to prepare students for careers in business computer programming, system analysis and design, e-commerce, web design, end-user computing, information systems project management, databases and networks, and associated...
Marketing, BBA
College of Business and Public Policy
The BBA in Marketing is designed to provide students with knowledge of the key concepts, processes and tools essential for success in today's digital driven world. The program affords students the opportunity to demonstrate...
Mathematics, BA
College of Arts and Sciences
The BA in Mathematics is an excellent foundation for any career involving theoretical or applied mathematics. The degree prepares a student for graduate study in the mathematical sciences. The degree (with appropriately chosen electives) also...
Mathematics, BS
College of Arts and Sciences
The BS in Mathematics is an excellent foundation for any career involving theoretical or applied mathematics. The degree prepares a student for graduate study in the mathematical sciences. The degree (with appropriately chosen electives) also...
Mechanical Engineering, BS
College of Engineering
The BS in Mechanical Engineering focuses on the design of systems related to transfer of thermal and mechanical energies with topics such as machine design and thermal systems, including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration...
Medical Laboratory Science, BS
College of Health
The mission of the Medical Laboratory Science Department is to graduate competent and ethical clinical laboratory professionals with the knowledge and the skills for career entry. It is also the department's mission to prepare graduates...
Music, BA
College of Arts and Sciences
The BA in Music is a broad liberal arts education with a concentration in music. Students sample courses of their choosing in each of the major academic areas while strengthening understanding and performance in their...
Natural Sciences, BS
College of Arts and Sciences

The BS in Natural Sciences emphasizes the interrelationships among the sciences.

Students select one of three options:

  • General sciences option which entails studying the interrelationships among various scientific fields, or in teaching science at the secondary level
  • Pre-health...
Nursing Science, BS
College of Health
The BS in Nursing Science is designed to reflect Alaska's needs and health care delivery systems, although graduates are prepared for beginning practice positions in other geographic areas as well. A baccalaureate completion program is...
Occupational Safety and Health, BS
Community & Technical College
Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) professionals protect people, property and the environment, and they are in high demand. The BS in OSH prepares individuals to become supervisors and managers in safety.
Philosophy, BA
College of Arts and Sciences
Philosophy is the creative and critical reflection on enduring questions concerning the nature of the world and our place in it. The BA in Philosophy prepares students for graduate study in philosophy or other...
Physical Education, BS
College of Health
The core of the BS in Physical Education emphasizes the broad fundamental principles of physical education, including scientific foundations, psychological and cultural aspects, assessment and testing methods, trends, and leadership development in a variety of...
Political Science, BA
College of Arts and Sciences
The BA in Political Science is divided into five areas: comparative politics, international relations, political philosophy, American politics, and political behavior. Political science majors are required to take at least one course in each of...
Psychology, BA
College of Arts and Sciences
The BA in Psychology offers mentorship and high-quality training in the science of behavior and mental processes. The psychology major requirements are flexible and are designed to serve a variety of career goals.
Psychology, BS
College of Arts and Sciences
The BS in Psychology offers mentorship and high-quality training in the science of behavior and mental processes. The psychology major requirements are flexible and are designed to serve a variety of career goals.
Sociology, BA
College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology is the study of society, ranging from interactions in small groups to large-scale forces transforming entire civilizations. As a social science, sociology seeks to investigate human behavior using a range of quantitative and qualitative...
Sociology, BS
College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology is the study of society, ranging from interactions in small groups to large-scale forces transforming entire civilizations. As a social science, sociology seeks to investigate human behavior using a range of quantitative and qualitative...
Theatre, BA
College of Arts and Sciences
The BA in Theatre covers all basic areas of theatrical endeavor, including acting, movement for the actor, directing, stagecraft, scene design, lighting, costuming, makeup, dramatic literature, theatre history, dramatic theory and criticism, and play writing.
Accounting, AAS
College of Business and Public Policy
The AAS in Accounting prepares students for entry-level accounting positions such as bookkeeper, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll clerk; assistant to line and staff accountants; or paraprofessionals in CPA firms. The program emphasizes understanding...
Air Traffic Control, AAS
Community & Technical College
Air traffic control professionals utilize knowledge of aircraft operating limitations and performance, weather and atmospheric processes, radar theory and radar systems, federal regulations, the U.S. air traffic control system, as well as navigation methods within...
Associate of Arts, AA
College of Arts and Sciences
The Associate of Arts (AA) degree provides a strong foundation in quantitative reasoning, written and oral communication, natural and social sciences, humanities and fine arts. The AA prepares students for career advancement or transition to...
Automotive Technology, AAS
Community & Technical College
Consumer demand for increased performance and fuel economy, coupled with government regulations on vehicle emissions, are driving rapid developments in technology. The general Automotive Technology option for the AAS is designed to prepare students for...
Aviation Administration, AAS
Community & Technical College
Aviation administrators require knowledge of aircraft operating limitations and performance, weather and atmospheric processes, federal regulations, and airport operations. The AAS in Aviation Administration provides an introduction to administrative duties and requirements as well as...
Aviation Maintenance Technology, AAS
Community & Technical College
The AAS in Aviation Maintenance Technology is designed to prepare graduates for employment as maintenance technicians in general aviation, corporate aviation, airlines or aerospace manufacturers. In addition to traditional aircraft maintenance courses, the curriculum emphasizes...
Business Computer Information Systems, AAS
College of Business and Public Policy
The AAS in Business Computer Information Systems is designed to prepare students for careers in business computer programming, system analysis and design, e-commerce, web design, end-user computing, information systems project management, databases and networks, and...
Computer and Networking Technology, AAS
Community & Technical College
The Computer and Networking Technology program offers an Associate of Applied Science in Computer and Networking Technology. Graduates can be employed as skilled technical support workers in a variety of fields including networking, network administration...
Construction Management, AAS
Community & Technical College
The Construction Management program was developed with input from Alaska contractors and professional industry organizations to provide students with a broad knowledge of construction processes and techniques. AAS in Construction Management graduates are prepared...
Culinary Arts, AAS
Community & Technical College
The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Division offers an AAS in Culinary Arts. This program provides students the opportunity to acquire the culinary skills, management skills and hospitality finesse needed to develop a career in the...
Dental Assisting, AAS
College of Health
The dental assisting program prepares students to become skilled members of the dental health care team. Some specific tasks dental assistants may perform include assisting the dentist during a variety of procedures, providing oral...
Dental Hygiene, AAS
College of Health
The registered dental hygienist is a licensed oral health educator and clinical operator who, as part of the dental team, uses preventive, educational and therapeutic methods which aid individuals and groups to attain and maintain...
Diagnostic Medical Sonography, AAS
College of Health
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography AAS is designed for individuals who already have training and experience in a profession that provides direct care or treatment to people. This program prepares competent entry-level general sonographers in the...
Diesel Power Technology, AAS
Community & Technical College
Consumer demand for increased performance and fuel economy, coupled with government regulations on vehicle emissions, are driving rapid developments in technology. The AAS and in Diesel Power Technology is designed to prepare students to work...
Early Childhood Development, AAS
College of Education
The Early Childhood program blends theory and practice in the preparation of early childhood educators who can deliver quality care and education for young children from birth through age eight. The AAS in Early...
Fire and Emergency Services Technology, AAS
College of Health
The Fire and Emergency Services Technology AAS provides entry-level knowledge and skills for students planning a career in emergency services as well as providing for career advancement and professional development of current firefighters. The...
Geomatics, AAS
College of Engineering
The AAS in Geomatics prepares students for technician-level employment as land survey technicians or as automated mapping technicians. Automated mapping technicians work with the latest cartographic techniques and equipment and easily transfer skills learned in...
Human Services, AAS
College of Health
The AAS in Human Services prepares students for entry-level employment, and the BHS practitioner's degree prepares students as human services professionals. Both degrees employ a unique competency-based, community-oriented approach blending classroom and experiential learning...
Logistics and Supply Chain Operations, AAS
College of Business and Public Policy
Due to its vast size and geography, Alaska poses greater internal logistics and supply chain operational challenges. The AAS in Logistics and Supply Chain Operations was designed with input from the industry and is an...
Medical Assisting, AAS
College of Health
Medical assistants are multi-skilled allied health professionals specifically trained to work in ambulatory settings, such as physicians' offices, clinics and outpatient care centers. The Medical Assisting program offers an AAS in Medical Assisting and...
Medical Laboratory Technology, AAS
College of Health
The Medical Laboratory Science department has a strong commitment to the career ladder approach to higher education. AAS in Medical Laboratory Technology graduates who wish to obtain a bachelor's degree in medical laboratory science may...
Nursing, AAS
College of Health
The AAS in Nursing in Nursing is designed to reflect Alaska's needs and health care delivery systems, although graduates are prepared for beginning practice positions in other geographic areas as well. An AAS direct articulation...
Occupational Safety and Health, AAS
Community & Technical College
Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) professionals protect people, property and the environment, and they are in high demand. The AAS in OSH prepares individuals for entry-level safety positions. Experienced safety professionals use the degree to...
Paralegal Studies, AAS
College of Health
The AAS in Paralegal Studies provides students with the specialized skills and knowledge to build a career performing substantive legal work under the supervision of a lawyer, in accordance with American Bar Association standards, or...
Physical Therapist Assistant, AAS
College of Health
The AAS in Physical Therapist Assistant prepares graduates to provide physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist. Hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, home and public health agencies, schools, private...
Professional Piloting, AAS
Community & Technical College
Professional pilots need knowledge of aerodynamics, aircraft engine and system operation, aircraft operating limitations and performance, weather and atmospheric processes, as well as navigation and communication methods. This program prepares graduates for careers in professional...
Radiologic Technology, AAS
College of Health
The AAS in Radiologic Technology prepares students for employment as career-entry medical radiographers. Students completing the program are eligible to apply for certification with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Small Business Administration, AAS
College of Business and Public Policy
The AAS in Small Business Administration provides students with a general knowledge of entrepreneurship, human resource management, business law concepts, marketing, and financial statement analysis. Students will gain a better understanding of for-profit and not-for-profit...
Surgical Technology, AAS
College of Health
The AAS in Surgical Technology prepares students to be operating room specialists who perform specific duties for pre-, intra-, and postoperative case management. They must be knowledgeable in asepsis and sterile technique, and must be...
Welding and Nondestructive Testing Technology, AAS
Community & Technical College
The Welding and Nondestructive Testing Technology program prepares students for employment in welding and/or nondestructive examination as entry-level technicians. Welding courses are designed to develop knowledge and skills in four main welding processes and three...
Advanced Welding, OEC
Community & Technical College
The Welding and Nondestructive Testing Technology program prepares students for employment in welding and/or nondestructive examination as entry-level technicians. Welding courses are designed to develop knowledge and skills in four main welding processes and three...
Children's Behavioral Health, OEC
College of Health
People who work with kids with challenging behaviors or mental health diagnoses have chosen one of the most demanding, yet most rewarding careers . They go by different titles: foster parent, family or child...
Cisco-Certified Network Associate, OEC
Community & Technical College
The Computer and Networking Technology program offers an Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). Graduates can be employed as skilled technical support workers in a variety of fields including networking, network administration...
Conflict Resolution, OEC
College of Health
The Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Conflict Resolution provides students the opportunity to acquire skills used in various conflict resolution methods used in human service agencies. The 18-credit program provides a balanced education in the study...
Limited Radiography, OEC
College of Health
Limited radiographers perform X-ray examinations within a limited scope and work under the direct supervision of a registered radiologic technologist, physician and physician's assistant. The limited radiographer is prepared with the technical skills to perform...
Logistics and Supply Chain Operations, OEC
College of Business and Public Policy
The Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Operations is designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for students who want to initiate or develop a career path in logistics and supply chain operations without...
Medical Office Coding, OEC
College of Health
Medical office coders work in medical office and outpatient settings coding medical records for statistical and reimbursement purposes. This program prepares students to work as medical coders in outpatient settings. The program is based upon...
Nondestructive Testing Technology, OEC
Community & Technical College
The Welding and Nondestructive Testing Technology program prepares students for employment in welding and/or nondestructive examination as entry-level technicians. Nondestructive testing technician students examine metallic components or weldments to locate and evaluate discontinuities by learning...
Pharmacy Technology, OEC
College of Health
The Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Pharmacy Technology prepares students to work as pharmacy technicians. Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will be well prepared to work in various settings as a pharmacy technician...
Phlebotomist, OEC
College of Health
Phlebotomists obtain blood and other samples for laboratory testing. They establish professional relationships with their patients, collect and prepare specimens, maintain collection areas and equipment, and perform record keeping duties. Students are eligible to sit...
Welding, OEC
Community & Technical College
The Welding and Nondestructive Testing Technology program prepares students for employment in welding and/or nondestructive examination as entry-level technicians. Welding courses are designed to develop knowledge and skills in four main welding processes and three...
Automotive Technology, UC
Community & Technical College
Consumer demand for increased performance and fuel economy, coupled with government regulations on vehicle emissions, are driving rapid developments in technology. The Undergraduate Certificate is designed to prepare students for a career in the automotive...
Aviation Maintenance Technology, Airframe, UC
Community & Technical College
The Undergraduate Certificate in Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT), Airframe, is designed to prepare graduates for employment as maintenance technicians in general aviation, corporate aviation, airlines or aerospace manufacturers. In addition to traditional aircraft maintenance courses...
Aviation Maintenance Technology, Powerplant, UC
Community & Technical College
The Undergraduate Certificate in Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT), Powerplant, is designed to prepare graduates for employment as maintenance technicians in general aviation, corporate aviation, airlines or aerospace manufacturers. In addition to traditional aircraft maintenance courses...
Civic Engagement, UC
College of Health
This undergraduate certificate prepares students to become active, effective, ethical citizens in their professional and personal lives. Students develop reflective, analytic and practical skills to link their learning to civic engagement through service-learning experiences, internships...
Dental Assisting, UC
College of Health
The dental assisting program prepares students to become skilled members of the dental health care team. Some specific tasks dental assistants may perform include assisting the dentist during a variety of procedures, providing oral...
Diesel Power Technology, UC
Community & Technical College
Consumer demand for increased performance and fuel economy, coupled with government regulations on vehicle emissions, are driving rapid developments in technology. The Undergraduate Certificate in Diesel Power Technology is designed to prepare students to work...
Legal Nurse Consultant Paralegal, UC
College of Health
The LNC Paralegal Undergraduate Certificate is designed for registered nurses who hold an associate or baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited institution. The program provides students the same core legal education all paralegal students...
Logistics and Supply Chain Operations, UC
College of Business and Public Policy
The Undergraduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Operations program enables students to enhance and develop their understanding and skills in the fields of logistics and supply chain operations. It is designed to provide continuing...
Early Childhood: Pre-K through Third Grade, PBC
College of Education
The Early Childhood program blends theory and practice in the preparation of early childhood educators who can deliver quality care and education for young children from birth through age eight. Successful completion of the...
Elementary Education, PBC
College of Education
Those students who already have a baccalaureate degree may obtain an Elementary Education Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Elementary Education with Teacher Certification.
Paralegal Studies, PBC
College of Health
The American Bar Association defines a paralegal as a person �who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for...
Speech-Language Pathology, PBC
College of Education
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Speech-Language Pathology prepares professionals who already have baccalaureate degrees for application to graduate programs in speech-language pathology.
Anthropology, MA
College of Arts and Sciences
The Master of Arts in Anthropology, with emphases in general or applied anthropology, is designed to provide a rigorous background in contemporary theory and practice in anthropology, particularly through the use of proseminars, internships and...
Biological Sciences, MS
College of Arts and Sciences
The graduate program in biological sciences offers a research program of study leading to a Master of Science. The MS program requires a thesis that is the result of research performed under the supervision of...
Civil Engineering, MS
College of Engineering
The Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) is designed for students who wish to pursue research-oriented occupations or to eventually pursue a PhD degree, as well as to prepare for advanced professional engineering practice.
Clinical Psychology, MS
College of Arts and Sciences
The Master of Science in Clinical Psychology is designed to be responsive to the needs of a variety of Alaska mental health service settings and to meet prerequisites for licensing requirements at the master's level...
Creative Writing and Literary Arts, MFA
College of Arts and Sciences
The Creative Writing and Literary Arts Program housed in the Department of English offers a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Literary Arts through a low-residency program. The MFA is a professional degree...
Early Childhood Special Education, MEd
College of Education
The MEd in Early Childhood Special Education encompasses theory, research and practice relating to children from birth to 5 years of age who experience developmental delays and disabilities. In addition to the degree, this program...
Educational Leadership, MEd
College of Education
The MEd in Educational Leadership is designed for individuals seeking advanced professional preparation to become school leaders. The program specifically prepares individuals for principal or teacher leadership positions.
English, MA
College of Arts and Sciences
The Department of English offers a Master of Arts in English, emphasizing balanced coursework in literature, rhetoric, composition and linguistics. This degree prepares students both to pursue a more specialized PhD program and to take...
General Management, MBA
College of Business and Public Policy
The MBA in General Management provides students with perspectives and skills to prepare them for increasingly significant managerial and leadership roles. The focus of the program is management practice, recognizing that sound practice requires a...
Global Supply Chain Management, MS
College of Business and Public Policy
Alaska is a center of worldwide shipping, and Anchorage being the state's largest city, is at the heart of the Global Supply Chain. Rapid commercial globalization has spurred the need for industry to adapt...
Interdisciplinary Studies, MA
Graduate School
Students who are interested in studies that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries are offered a unique degree that offers flexibility, creativity, and collaboration. Today's students are faced with an increasing demand for interdisciplinary approaches to research...
Interdisciplinary Studies, MS
Graduate School
Students who are interested in studies that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries are offered a unique degree that offers flexibility, creativity, and collaboration. Today's students are faced with an increasing demand for interdisciplinary approaches to research...
Master of Arts in Teaching, MAT
College of Education
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is a secondary education certification program intended to prepare students for a career in teaching. It is an intensive experience for the dedicated graduate student who has both...
Master of Public Administration, MPA
College of Business and Public Policy

Students specialize in one of the following emphasis areas: public management, public policy analysis, health administration or criminal justice. Dual emphasis areas can also be pursued.

The public management emphasis is designed for those working for...

Master of Social Work, MSW
College of Health
The mission of the UAA Master of Social Work (MSW) program is to prepare advanced generalist social workers who address health and social issues in Alaska. Alaska's unique and rich multicultural populations, geographic remoteness, and...
Mechanical Engineering, MS
College of Engineering

Graduate study in mechanical engineering prepares students for work that requires a greater degree of autonomy and mastery. A master's degree in mechanical engineering implies not only an enhanced level of understanding of the fundamentals...

Nursing Science, MS
College of Health
Graduate studies at the master's level place primary emphasis upon advanced professional nursing practice, theory, research and health care delivery systems. Students may develop a specialized practice focus in nursing leadership (NLDR) with a concentration...
Project Management, MS
College of Engineering

The Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) is designed to provide a rigorous background in contemporary theory and practice in project management, strengthened through the extensive application of tools, concepts and critical thinking in...

Public Health Practice, MPH
College of Health

Public health embraces an ecological approach that recognizes the interactions and relationships among multiple determinants of health. Public health professionals typically take a community or population focus. Our graduate program prepares public health practitioners who...

Special Education, MEd
College of Education
The MEd in Special Education with a special education concentration is designed for individuals who desire advanced professional preparation in special education. The program encompasses theory, research and practice relating to individuals who experience disabilities.
Teaching and Learning, MEd
College of Education
The Master of Education in Teaching and Learning is designed for professionals seeking advanced studies in education. The program offers a selection of courses appropriate for individuals committed to reflecting on, refining and enhancing professional...
Children's Mental Health, GC
College of Arts and Sciences
The Graduate Certificate in Children's Mental Health prepares graduate students and post graduates to practice children's mental health using principles and methods from multidisciplinary sources to assist in the mental health treatment of children and...
Dietetic Internship, GC
College of Health

The UAA Graduate Certificate in Dietetic Internship with a concentration emphasis on Alaska Native culture and Alaska health care delivery systems, developmentally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), offers...

Educational Leadership: Principal, GC
College of Education
The Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership: Principal is designed for individuals with master's degrees who are seeking advanced professional preparation to become principals.
Family Nurse Practitioner, GC
College of Health
The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Graduate Certificate is available to nurses who already have a graduate degree in nursing and are certified as psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners, adult nurse practitioners, women's health nurse practitioners or...
Language Education, GC
College of Education
The Graduate Certificate in Language Education is designed for individuals seeking advanced professional preparation to increase knowledge and skills in working with language learners in the P-6 setting. Those who teach languages in public or...
Nursing Education, GC
College of Health

The Nursing Education Graduate Certificate is available for nurses who are already have a graduate degree in nursing and are seeking to develop advanced knowledge and skills in order to teach in academic or clinical...

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner', GC
College of Health
The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMH-NP) Graduate Certificate is available to nurses who already have a graduate degree in nursing and are certified as advanced nurse practitioners in fields other than psychiatric-mental health. The program...
Special Education, GC
College of Education
The Graduate Certificate in Special Education is designed for individuals who want to become certificated special education teachers. This program expands teaching competencies by providing the theory, knowledge and practical experience in special education needed...
Biological Sciences, PhD
College of Arts and Sciences
Students interested in pursuing a PhD in Biological Sciences at UAA may do so via collaborative programs with the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). Students engaged in research with a UAA faculty member may apply...
Clinical-Community Psychology, PhD
College of Arts and Sciences

The PhD in Clinical-Community Psychology with rural, indigenous emphasis is a program jointly-delivered and administered by the departments of psychology at the University of Alaska Anchorage and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). The degree...

Nursing Science, DNP
College of Health

Graduate studies at the doctoral level place primary emphasis upon advanced professional nursing practice, theory, research and leadership roles in advancing health care delivery systems and application of research into practice. The Doctor of Nursing...

Occupational Therapy, OTD
College of Health

The Creighton University-UAA occupational therapy program is a hybrid format professional program that leads to the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD). Students take classes in both traditional and distance formats with labs being held on the...

Pharmacy, PharmD
College of Health
Each year, 15 Alaskan students begin their Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) studies in a joint program by University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and the Idaho State University (ISU) College of Pharmacy. During the first three...
WWAMI School of Medical Education, MD
College of Health
Each year, 20 certified Alaska residents begin their medical education in a collaborative medical school that operates among the campuses of five northwestern states -- Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI) -- becoming part...
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