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Home to creative expression and critical thinking. We inspires students, faculty and alumni to lead lives of achievement and meaning.

 

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The College of Liberal Arts awards all types of degrees in many different majors. It can be difficult to pick, we know. That’s why we’ve listed each degree here for you to browse and click on to learn more. These programs are all part of the College of Liberal Arts because they are tied to the classic themes of arts, humanities, social sciences and languages. The College of Liberal Arts offers the largest number of degree programs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. With over 40 study areas offered, from anthropology to art, there is sure to be a program that is right for you.

 

CLA is an incubator for change makers. CLA shapes and engages all facets of the human spirit through the arts, humanities, social sciences, and languages. Our graduates enter the workforce with the drive, passion and most important experience that employers seek.

Home to the academic core of UAF our goal is to help you become a versatile, highly employable citizen for a modern and ever changing world.  We are a highly-qualified bunch of rule-breakers who aren’t afraid to work outside of the box. We take great joy in our work and it shows.

In 1917, the campus was a single two-story frame building and had just six students. Today, the University of Alaska Fairbanks has grown to nearly 9,000 students seeking everything from associates degrees to Ph.D.s. The College of Liberal Arts is a collection of departments in the arts, humanities, languages and social sciences . With 18 departments and more than 40 degree programs, we are able to create a highly inter-disciplinary academic environment, greatly influenced by our location in Fairbanks.  Whether in an art studio or research lab, the College of Liberal Arts is always naturally inspiring.

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UAF Anthropology- team up with faculty on groundbreaking anthropological research.

Team up with faculty on groundbreaking anthropological research.

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UAF Arctic and Northern Studies- unique opportunities to study in the Arctic for unique students across the globe.

Unique opportunities to study in the Arctic for unique students across the globe.

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UAF Art- promoting independent, original, innovative, and critical thinking skills and preparing students for a career in art.

Promoting independent, original, innovative, and critical thinking skills and preparing students for a career in art.

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UAF Communication and Journalism- helping students develop skills useful in the professions of today and tomorrow.

Helping students develop skills useful in the professions of today and tomorrow.

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UAF English- Offering undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to become involved in the production of our literary journals Ice Box (undergraduate) and Permafrost (graduate).

Offering undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to become involved in the production of our literary journals Ice Box (undergraduate) and Permafrost (graduate).

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UAF Foreign Language and Literature- connecting our local students to the wider world community.

Connecting our local students to the wider world community.

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UAF History- history taken one step further- bringing a balance between student choice and the need for breadth and logical intellectual development.

History taken one step further- bringing a balance between student choice and the need for breadth and logical intellectual development.

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UAF Justice- Our online programs have earned national attention, including a 2019 Best Online Master's in Law Enforcement Administration from Best Colleges and Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Program from U.S. News.

Our online programs have earned national attention, including a 2019 Best Online Master's in Law Enforcement Administration from Best Colleges and Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Program from U.S. News.

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UAF Linguistics- providing tools for students to understand how we acquire and produce distinctive sounds, words, phrases and sentences.

Providing tools for students to understand how we acquire and produce distinctive sounds, words, phrases and sentences.

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UAF Music- raising the bar for a music degree by reflecting the diverse and rich culture of Alaska with a heritage of artistic and academic excellence.

Raising the bar for a music degree by reflecting the diverse and rich culture of Alaska with a heritage of artistic and academic excellence.

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UAF Philosophy- Teaching courses designed to show students how to think clearly and logically.

Teaching courses designed to show students how to think clearly and logically.

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UAF Political Science- Giving students the analytical tools to understand and act on politics today.

Giving students the analytical tools to understand and act on politics today.

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UAF Psychology- Study the mind in the North- encouraging students to  to work with faculty on research and deepen their knowledge through independent studies.

Encouraging students to work with faculty on research and deepen their knowledge through independent studies.

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UAF Social Work- Creating a community of critical thinkers dedicated to becoming competent, culturally sensitive professionals engaged in lifelong learning.

Creating a community of critical thinkers dedicated to becoming competent, culturally sensitive professionals engaged in lifelong learning.

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UAF Theatre and Film- Preparing students to succeed professionally in the  industry, while educating students in the fundamental skills of collaboration, communication, and creativity.

Preparing students to succeed professionally in the industry, while educating students in the fundamental skills of collaboration, communication, and creativity.

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UAF Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies- The particular strength of the program lies in its interdisciplinary and prepares students for a wide variety of personal and career pursuits.

The particular strength of the program lies in its interdisciplinary and prepares students for a wide variety of personal and career pursuits.

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