Associate of Science

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, STEM occupations (those related to science, technology, engineering and math) are expected to grow 8.8 percent by 2028. Earn your Associate of Science degree at UAF and gain a strong foundation of skills in one of these fast-growing fields.

The Associate of Science degree is a great place to start your college journey and complete the core requirements you’ll need for a bachelor’s degree. Offering a broad-based course of study with an emphasis in the sciences, this program will prepare you for entry-level careers and serve as a stepping stone for a science-related bachelor’s program.


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Why Earn Your Associate of Science at UAF?

  • Earn your Associate of Science degree at one of the top research universities in the nation.
  • Gain specialized knowledge and training for living and working in Alaska and the circumpolar North.
  • Complete all the core requirements for a bachelor’s degree before declaring a major.


Earn your Associate of Science Degree Online

Example projects in the online Associate of Science degree program

UAF’s Associate of Science degree includes innovative labs for biology, chemistry and other sciences, all of which can be completed at home.

What it’s like to earn your degree online at UAF

Offered at in-state tuition for students everywhere, our online degree programs make use of the latest technologies to connect you with faculty, peers and learning experiences in a dynamic virtual classroom. Apply today, or talk with an advisor to find out how to get started.

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Cost breakdown for the online Associate of Science degree

The estimated cost for the Associate of Science program based on current rates is $18,390.

See what your dollars go toward on the UAF eCampus Tuition and Fees page.

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What Can You Do With Your Associate of Science Degree?

From information technology to healthcare and beyond, there are numerous career pathways available for graduates.

The Associate of Science degree is also very portable to other universities, making transferring to a bachelor's program easy — at UAF or anywhere else.



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