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School of Arts & Sciences

The School of Arts & Sciences offers a broad set of degrees, programs, and courses to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and credentials needed for success in their careers. We believe a career involves more than just entry into the workforce. It is a sustained path to lifelong learning, personal development, social identity and collaboration, and civic and professional responsibility.

Natural Sciences

  • Biology
  • Environmental Resources
  • Environmental Science
  • Fisheries & Ocean Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Mathematics

Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology


  • Alaska Native Arts, Languages & Studies
  • English
  • Environmental & Outdoor Studies
  • Liberal Arts

Business & Public Administration

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Public Administration

Interdisciplinary Degrees

Interdisciplinary Degree Paths

UAS specializes in interdisciplinary programs—customizable degrees that combine multiple disciplines. The Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Bachelor of Social Science, and the BA/BS in Geography, Environmental & Outdoor Studies give students a variety of tools and methodologies that can be used to address complex and multifaceted problems.



Dedicated Arts & Sciences Advising

The academic advisors within the School of Arts and Sciences empower students to meet academic, life, and career goals through a personalized, collaborative, and reflective process. The advising partnership connects students to faculty, campus, and community resources, online and face-to-face.
Advisors can assist with a wide range of needs, including but not limited to:

  • Identifying academic and career goals
  • Exploring and choosing degree programs
  • Helping with course selection, building a schedule, and registration
  • Connecting to useful resources
  • Navigating university systems

Research & Creative Activities

Fueled by Faculty and Student Research

UAS is at the center of Alaskan research, with unparalleled access to ocean, freshwater, glacial, and rainforest environments. UAS faculty conduct research and creative activities across a range of disciplines, providing excellent real-world opportunities to undergraduate students for hands-on learning.