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University of Alaska Anchorage

University of Alaska Anchorage

Matanuska Glacier converted into UAA classroom
:- Surrounded by an environment that is both urban and wild, the University of Alaska Anchorage is a gateway to innovative thinking, learning and exploration. UAA is the state’s largest university, situated at the heart of the state's largest city, with satellites in Homer, Kodiak, Soldotna, Valdez and Mat-Su. UAA students experience hands-on education, in and out of the classroom.


Programs include associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees, as well as vocational and professional certificates. UAA served 19,064 students in spring semester 2015.

UAA includes a:

College of Arts & Sciences

College of Business & Public Policy

College of Education

College of Engineering

College of Health

Community & Technical College

Graduate School

University Honors College

The four community campuses are Matanuska-Susitna College, Kenai Peninsula College, Kodiak College and Prince William Sound  College.

Impact and Influence

UAA is a public university committed to serving students and the state of Alaska. It is home to centers and institutes in a variety of specialized fields, including environmental and natural resources, alcohol and addictions studies, economic education, circumpolar health studies, rural health, human development, social and economic research, justice, biomedicine (WWAMI School of Medical Education), community engagement and learning, faculty excellence, economic and small business development, logistics and supply chain integration, psychological services, education policy and Chinese culture.

Arctic engagement

UAA faculty and students live and work in the only Arctic state in the United States. As such, scholars seek to leverage Alaska's position as the "gateway to the Arctic" in order to broaden understanding of Arctic issues among citizens, policymakers and colleagues at the local, state, national and international level. Areas of engagement include:

UAA and the University of the Arctic

Study abroad opportunities through north2north exchange program

UAA and the University of Tromsø

Arctic research, a sample

Classes on Arctic issues

Inclusive excellence

UAA has a student/faculty ratio of 11:1. Students and faculty come from diverse backgrounds, yet the university is firmly rooted in Alaska, a place known for its exciting recreation and career opportunities.

History and more

Performance2014To better assess opportunity at UAA, review Performance '14, a 36-page PDF that includes year-in-review highlights. Check out some of UAA's Amazing Stories.

Find additional student consumer information, including details on diversity, financial assistance, student outcomes, accreditation and more.

Read an historical timeline of UAA on the UAA/APU Consortium Library website.


UAA is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. In addition, many of the colleges and academic programs are individually accredited through professional licensure organizations.


The mission of the University of Alaska Anchorage is to discover and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, engagement and creative expression. UAA is an open access university with academic programs offered in a diverse and inclusive environment.

Course Offered

  • Accounting (ACCT)
  • Aerospace Science ROTC (AIRS)
  • Agriculture (AGRI)
  • Air Traffic Control (ATC)
  • Alaska Native Studies (AKNS)
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Anthropology (ANTH)
  • Applied Environ Sci & Tech (AEST)
  • Architect Engineering Tech (AET)
  • Arctic Engineering (AE)
  • Art (ART)
  • Astronomy (ASTR)
  • Auto/Diesel Technology (ADT)
  • Aviation Maint Tech (AMT)
  • Aviation Tech/Admin/Mgmt (ATA)
  • Aviation Technology (AT)
  • Aviation Tech/Prof Piloting (ATP)
  • Biology (BIOL)
  • Biomedical Program-WWAMI (BIOM)
  • Business Administration (BA)
  • Career & Technical Education (CTE)
  • Chemistry (CHEM)
  • Chinese (CHIN)
  • Civic Engagement & Learning (CEL)
  • Civil Engineering (CE)
  • COH Interprofessional (COHI)
  • Communication (COMM)
  • Community Education (CED)
  • Complex Systems (CPLX)
  • Computer & Networking Tech (CNT)
  • Computer Info & Office Systems (CIOS)
  • Computer Info Systems (CIS)
  • Computer Sci & Computer Eng (CSCE)
  • Computer Science (CS)
  • Computer Systems Engineering (CSE)
  • Construction Management (CM)
  • Counseling (COUN)
  • Creative Writing & Lit Arts (CWLA)
  • Culinary Arts (CA)
  • Dance (DNCE)
  • Dental Assisting (DA)
  • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS)
  • Dietetics & Nutrition (DN)
  • Disability & Long-Term Support (DLS)
  • Economics (ECON)
  • ED: Counselor Education (EDCN)
  • ED: Early Childhood (EDEC)
  • ED: Ed Dev & Leadership (EDL)
  • ED: Educational Technology (EDET)
  • ED: Elementary Education (EDEL)
  • ED: Engaged Leadership (EDEN)
  • ED: Foundations (EDFN)
  • ED: Research (EDRS)
  • ED: Secondary Education (EDSY)
  • ED: Special Education (EDSE)
  • ED: Speech Language Pathology (EDSL)
  • ED: Teaching and Learning (EDTL)
  • Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • Electronics Technology (ET)
  • Emergency Medical Technology (EMT)
  • Engineering & Science Mgmt (ESM)
  • Engineering Design Drafting (EDD)
  • Engineering (ENGR)
  • Engineering Science (ES)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • English (ENGL)
  • Environmental Studies (ENVI)
  • Fire Science (FIRE)
  • French (FREN)
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Geography (GEOG)
  • Geology (GEOL)
  • Geomatics (GEO)
  • German (GER)
  • Guidance (GUID)
  • Health Care Assisting (HCA)
  • Health (HLTH)
  • Health Science (HS)
  • History (HIST)
  • Honors (HNRS)
  • Human Services (HUMS)
  • Humanities (HUM)
  • Interior Design (ID)
  • International Studies (INTL)
  • Japanese (JPN)
  • Journalism & Public Comm (JPC)
  • Justice (JUST)
  • Latin (LAT)
  • Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC)
  • Legal Studies (LEGL)
  • Liberal Studies Integrated Cor (LSIC)
  • Liberal Studies Integrated Sci (LSIS)
  • Liberal Studies Social Science (LSSS)
  • Library Science (LS)
  • Linguistics (LING)
  • Logistics (LOG)
  • Logistics Operations (LGOP)
  • Marine Technology (MT)
  • Mathematics (MATH)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  • Mechanical Tech (MECH)
  • Medical Assisting (MA)
  • Medical Lab Tech (MEDT)
  • Medicine Doctorate (MD)
  • Military Science (MILS)
  • Music (MUS)
  • Nursing Doctorate (ND)
  • Nursing (NURS)
  • Nursing Science (NS)
  • Occupational Safety & Health (OSH)
  • Paralegal (PARL)
  • Paramedical Technology (PMED)
  • Petroleum Technology (PETR)
  • Pharmacy Technology (PHAR)
  • Philosophy (PHIL)
  • Physical Ed & Recreation (PER)
  • Physical Ed Professional (PEP)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
  • Physics (PHYS)
  • Political Science (PS)
  • Preparatory English (PRPE)
  • Process Technology (PRT)
  • Project Management (PM)
  • Psychology (PSY)
  • Public Administration (PADM)
  • Radiologic Technology (RADT)
  • Refrigeration & Heating (RH)
  • Renewable Energy (RE)
  • Russian (RUSS)
  • Social Work (SWK)
  • Sociology (SOC)
  • Spanish (SPAN)
  • Statistics (STAT)
  • Technology (TECH)
  • Theater (THR)
  • Undergrad Rsrch & Scholarshp (URS)
  • Veterinary Assisting (VETT)
  • Veterinary Technology (VTCH)
  • Vocational Education (VE)
  • Welding Technology (WELD)
  • Women's Studies (WS)
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