Interdisciplinary Program Overview

At UAF, Interdisciplinary Programs offers undergraduate and graduate students educational opportunities not readily available through traditional departmental degree programs. Students who have well-defined objectives have the flexibility to develop a course of study appropriate to their goals, using courses and faculty from several departments. Interdisciplinary Programs is located in the Graduate School and Interdisciplinary Programs Office, 202 Eielson Building. Help with the application process, contact information for faculty advisors, and other assistance for interdisciplinary students is available from Laura Bender, Office Director, at (907) 474-7716 or via e-mail at

Why choose an Interdisciplinary Program?

An Interdisciplinary degree allows an ambitious and focused student to pull from several areas of knowledge to develop a unique curriculum that best prepares that student for his or her goals after graduation. Interdisciplinary students will work closely with an advisor and faculty members to select appropriate couress to achieve their desired academic goals.

Students who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. Interdisciplinary degree should contact Dr. Barbara Adams, Interdisciplinary Program Liaison at (907) 474-7509 or Those interested in an undergraduate or Master's Interdisciplinary degree should contact Laura Bender, Interdisciplinary Program Director at (907) 474-7716 or

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