Associate of Science

Degree Program

Earn your Associate of Science degree at UAF and take the first step toward high-demand careers in STEM fields. This fully online, two-year degree provides a strong foundation in the sciences, allowing you to fulfill the core requirements for a science-related bachelor’s program or prepare for entry-level careers. Our Associate of Science degree program is focused on meeting the education needs of students from rural Alaska, with courses designed and taught in ways that help ensure the success of rural and non-traditional students.

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Why Earn Your Associate of Science at UAF?

  • Earn your associate degree online from your home community in our flexible two-year degree program.

  • Engage in hands-on learning experiences through lab work and research you can conduct remotely.

  • Get the support and mentorship you need to succeed in a program specifically designed to meet the learning needs of students in rural Alaska.

Hands-on learning in the Associate of Science program

Our Associate of Science degree includes online lab simulations that allow you to develop essential skills in biology and chemistry. You can also engage in practical, hands-on lab experiments using materials that will be sent to you in a lab kit, and even take part in a small research project under the mentorship of your instructors. 






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Take the next step toward earning your Associate of Science degree at UAF College of Rural and Community Development. We have the resources to help you get started.