Welcome to UAS

Ła gwelga la̱k! La̱mgism, la̱mgism, ła gwelga la̱k! 

The fire is burning, warm yourselves, warm yourselves, the fire is burning! [Tsimshian]

Dáng k_ats'áas eehl díi gudangáay 'láagang.

I'm happy you have come/come in. [Haida]

Haa yoo x̱ʼatángi haa latseeníx̱ gux̱satée.

Our language will become our strength. [Tlingit]

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) focuses on student learning enhanced by faculty scholarship, undergraduate research and creative activities, community engagement, and the cultures and environment of Southeast Alaska. UAS is a student-centered institution—our goal is helping you succeed in achieving your educational and career goals.

UAS is an integrated regional university with campuses in Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka. These campuses are located in vibrant coastal communities rich in history and cultural heritage. The region is the cultural homeland for the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples who have lived here for generations.

As a UAS student you can enjoy the opportunities of a residential campus in Juneau, take classes close to home in your nearby community campus, or enroll in online e-Learning programs. UAS offers face-to-face courses on its three campuses plus over 40 degrees and certificates online. In fact, over 40 percent of all UAS students are enrolled online.

UAS offers some unparalleled opportunities for learning. Our faculty and staff are first-rate and they care about student success. You’ll find small class sizes and opportunities for internships, practicum experiences, and field-based learning that will enrich your knowledge and experience.

UAS campuses are located in the magnificent Tongass National Forest along Alaska’s Inside Passage—a place where glaciers, forests, marine ecosystems, and human communities co-exist and thrive. This is a great place for a quality liberal arts education, and interdisciplinary study and research—whether focusing on environmental sciences, marine biology, business management, environmental literature, or teacher education. UAS is also a university with a proud tradition of career and technical education—putting you on a path to a successful career. In all of our degree programs, you’ll develop skills in critical thinking and reasoning, oral and written communication, information literacy, quantitative skills, and professional behavior that will serve you well in your career.

UAS is a university with a warm and friendly atmosphere where students receive personalized attention. Your success is our goal. If you have any questions about enrolling and succeeding at UAS, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you. Welcome to the University of Alaska Southeast.

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