Natural Science and Mathematics

The College of Natural Science and Mathematics offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the physical and life sciences, statistics and mathematics. CNSM provides most UAF undergraduate courses in science and mathematics, including the baccalaureate core science curriculum and a variety of outreach programs. The college is known for use of modern teaching technologies, access to professors and quality undergraduate student advising. CNSM also offers minors in each of its major disciplines.

Academic programs are designed to provide a foundation for professional careers or advanced study and to provide critical thinking and analytical skills. CNSM majors enjoy close working relationships with faculty and other students. The college provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work with faculty on research projects. Unique opportunities are available through UAF research centers and institutes, including the CNSM Division of Research, the Geophysical Institute, the Institute of Arctic Biology, the UA Museum of the North and the International Arctic Research Center.

CNSM is home to the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program and K-12 outreach programs including the Science Potpourri, the Alaska Summer Research Academy, Girls on Ice and GeoFORCE. In these and other programs, high school and university students work with CNSM faculty on original research projects aimed at improving the quality of life in Alaska. The fundamental knowledge gained through courses and working on practical, discipline-related projects provides CNSM graduates with the skills and experience they need to enter the job market or continue their education.

At the graduate level, CNSM offers master of science and doctoral degrees in the natural sciences and mathematics. These advanced programs provide students with research opportunities in laboratory and field settings throughout Alaska. CNSM's doctoral programs provide opportunities for advanced study leading to academic and professional positions. For more information, visit or call 907-474-7608.