Popular programs offered at UAA

UAA offers degrees unique to Alaska and applicable around the globe. Here are some of UAA's more popular and notable degree offerings.

  • Accounting
    UAA offers two Accounting programs: an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree with a major in Accounting and the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with a major in Accounting. The programs are designed to prepare students for a career in business, government, or other types of organizations.
  • Air Traffic Control
    UAA is one of 33 approved CTI Air Traffic Control schools across the nation and was one of the five original schools approved at the program's beginning. Areas of study include aviation weather, radar environment and air traffic control regulations.
  • Civil Engineering
    UAA School of Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (BSE) with specializations in Computer Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering .
  • Elementary Education
    Elementary Education is a professional degree. Unique features of the program include a strong liberal studies emphasis, integration of educational technology, and a year-long internship that follows the school district's calendar rather than the UAA calendar.
  • History
    The story of the past encompasses all of human activity: understanding its significance encourages us to be active and engaged citizens. Students of history may utilize these skills to pursue employment and advancement within the historical profession as well as in advanced degrees in fields such as education and law.
  • Human Services
    The University of Alaska Anchorage, Department of Human Services offers degrees to prepare students to work effectively in any community-based human services setting dedicated to the empowerment of clients through education, paraprofessional counseling and human service practice.
  • Journalism
    A Journalism and Public Communications degree prepares students for professional careers and graduate study. Students gain a thorough understanding and appreciation of the vital role that free expression and mass communication play in American life.
  • Justice
    The Justice Center has statewide responsibility for higher education and research related to the areas of crime, law and the administration of justice. The Center offers a baccalaureate degree program for students interested in the justice area. In addition, a Paralegal Studies Certificate is provided for qualified students who wish to pursue a paralegal career
  • Medicine
    WWAMI, Alaska's Medical School, is a collaborative medical school among universities in five northwestern states ( Washington,  Wyoming,  Alaska,  Montana, and  Idaho) and the University of Washington School of Medicine.
  • Nursing
    Those pursuing a degree in nursing science are provided both the theory and clinical skills to enable them to assess, plan, implement and evaluate health care to meet the needs of individuals, families, groups and communities whose health status varies qualitatively and quantitatively.
  • Psychology
    The focus in psychology is on the science of how people think, feel and behave. Psychology degrees provide broad contemporary exposure to empirical findings that have emerged from over 100 years of psychological research.
  • Social Work
    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 social resources and client empowerment.