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Study at University of Alaska Southeast

University of Alaska Southeast, also known as UAS, is a public, regional institute under the University of Alaska System. Juneau–Douglas Community College, established in 1956, and South eastern Senior College, founded in 1972, were merged in 1980 to form the University of Alaska Southeast. The main campus is located in Juneau. UAS also has two other campuses in Ketchikan and Sitka. More than 2, 000 students enroll in this university. University of Alaska Southeast offers a wide variety of bachelor degrees, master degrees, and graduate certificate programs through the following academic divisions:
  • Career Education
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Management
Students of UAS participate in a number of intramural sports including basketball, racquetball, riflery, skiing, tennis, softball, volleyball, and ultimate Frisbee. Students also publish a newspaper called “The Whalesong, ” and a literary magazine called “Tidal Echoes. ”

Profile of University of Alaska SoutheastThe main campus of University of Alaska Southeast is in Juneau, AK (a self-contained town). The school is a public school. University of Alaska Southeast offers degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to education and teaching, family and social work, medical administration, and liberal arts.

University of Alaska Southeast Selectivity

University of Alaska Southeast does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 480 to 610. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 430 or more.


University of Alaska Southeast offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 2, 952 enrolled students. Older students (40+ years old, e. g. ) are welcome and common at University of Alaska Southeast.

Student Life

Many students are part-timers. The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University of Alaska Southeast is an open Enrolment, public university that provides postsecondary education for a diverse Student Enrolment. UAS promotes student achievements and faculty scholarship, lifelong learning opportunities, and quality academic programs. "

University of Alaska Southeast Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts86liberal arts and sciences, social services, English, political science
Business and Management73business management, MIS, accounting technology, entrepreneurship, accounting, business administration
Education and Teaching71education, elementary school teaching, education courses, reading teaching, secondary teaching
Family and Social Work20public administration, child care provider
Science15biology, marine biology
Medical administration12medical records admin, medical office assistant
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy5recreation and leisure studies
Construction Trades4carpentry, building inspector, power transmission
Law3legal assistant
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental studies, fisheries sciences
Security and Law Enforcement1criminal justice and police
office and Administration1general office occupations
Nursing and Emergency Medicine1registered nursing, health aide
Engineering Technician1environmental control tech, drafting
Medicine1public health
Hospitality0tourism promotion, hospitality management, travel services
Production Trades0welding
Mechanics and Repair0automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, marine mechanic
Contact: University of Alaska SoutheastUniversity of Alaska Southeast

11120 Glacier Highway

Juneau, AK 99801-8697

General Phone: (877) 465-4827

http://www.uas. alaska.edu

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