Welcome to Political Science at UAF
A political science education makes our political system knowable, and is thus invaluable for developing engaged citizens who seek positive change in our world. The Political Science Department at UAF offers an array of cutting edge classes focusing on international and domestic security, resource governance, democracy, and reconciliation in settler societies. Our graduates go on to pursue a variety of exciting careers upon graduation, in the Alaska state or federal bureaucracy, the Alaska Legislature, or in the private sector working for non-governmental organizations or as lawyers or members of the media.
Our faculty have depth in their fields, breadth in their research, and pursue multiple interdisciplinary interests. They offer courses in the political science subfields, international and comparative politics, American government, political theory, public policy and public law.
The online political science degree is a great fit for students looking to develop knowledge about their intersecting local, national and international political worlds, while balancing their education with existing professional and family obligations
The Senator Ted Stevens Legislative Internship Program, is now in its 30th year, enables qualified students from the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), and the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS), to earn college credits while working in the Alaska Legislature.