UAS was established on July 1, 1987 with the restructuring and consolidation of the former University of Alaska Juneau, Ketchikan Community College, and Islands Community College (Sitka).
UAS offers both online and on-campus programs in the sciences, including marine biology, English, social science, liberal arts, business, education, construction, power technology, fisheries, maritime training, health sciences, and more.
Although we are a small university, we seek to contribute in big ways to the understanding of the unique biocultural region we inhabit, including its premier coastal rainforest, majestic icefields, and glaciers, and rich marine ecosystems.
You will find in our links to projects and publications studies on the Tongass National Forest, the Juneau Icefield, and the coastal waters of Southeast Alaska.
Much of our environmental research is coordinated through the pioneering Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center, as well as our highly-respected Environmental Science, Marine Biology, and Fisheries programs.
The Juneau campus Career Services Office is located in the lower level of the Mourant Building. Our Career Services Coordinator assists students at all three of our campuses with career exploration, resume development, cover letter composition, interviewing skills, and ‘how to conduct an effective job search.’
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Our office is dedicated to providing quality services to the students, parents, faculty and staff, and to support the University of Alaska’s educational goals through the correct assessment of student fees, collections procedures, and receipting the University funds.
The living and learning environment of Student Housing can be a source of further support, social connection, and personal development for students seeking a comprehensive college experience.
The UAS Juneau campus offers a variety of on-campus housing options, all convenient to class locations, campus services, and recreational opportunities. Students are encouraged to explore the many benefits of living on campus.
Search for books, electronic books, videos, DVDs, cassettes, CDs, maps, microfilm, newspapers, magazines, and journals from the collections of the Egan Library and 30 other Alaskan academic, public and special libraries.
Search library collections worldwide and order items through ILLiad interlibrary loan.
The Helpdesk is a regional support center that provides technical support and training for students, faculty, and staff, through our call center and via email.
The UAS Health Clinic is located on the lower level of the Mourant Building.Available services include physical examinations, reproductive health, STI testing and contraceptive options. The UAS Health Center can treat minor injuries and illnesses, prescribe medications when necessary, and works closely with community health care resources to extend your care options.
The UAS Juneau campus makes the most of a spectacular environment along the Tongass National Forest and the Juneau Icefield. You can study environmental science at the only university in the United States next to glacial watersheds, marine biology in a prime habitat for marine mammals, and art or English literature in the footsteps of John Muir.
Students also write plans for local businesses, take the stage with Alaska’s regional theater company, or work as interns in the state legislature in Juneau, Alaska’s capital city.
The Rec Center is the hub of action and entertainment on the Juneau campus-with a multipurpose gym, large classrooms, a two story climbing wall, cardio machines, weight room, indoor running track, fitness studio, outdoor gear rental, and a venue for live shows, dances and movies.
Student organizations are an essential part of campus life at the University of Alaska Southeast. Involvement in student organizations can enrich your experience as a UAS student and offer you the chance to develop leadership skills as well as strengthen your relationships with fellow students, your campus, and the Juneau community.
UAS is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
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