Natural Science and Mathematics

The College of Natural Science and Mathematics offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the physical and life sciences, computer science, statistics and mathematics. It also provides all UAF undergraduate course work in science and mathematics. The UAF baccalaureate science core curriculum and a variety of outreach programs are delivered through CNSM. The college is known for use of modern teaching technologies, access to professors and quality undergraduate student advising. CNSM also offers minors in each of its major disciplines.

Academic programs are designed to provide a foundation for professional careers or advanced study. CNSM majors enjoy close working relationships with faculty and other students. The college provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work together with faculty on projects of mutual interest. Unique opportunities are available through the research centers and institutes with which the college works closely. These include the Engineering, Sciences and Technology Experimental Station, the Geophysical Institute, the Institute of Arctic Biology, the UA Museum of the North, the International Arctic Research Center and the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center.

The Engineering, Science and Technology Experimental Station includes the Alaska Summer Research Academy and the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program. In these activities and other research projects, university students work with CNSM faculty on state-of-the-art original research projects aimed at improving the qualify of life in Alaska. The combination of fundamental knowledge gained by course work and the experience of working on practical, discipline-related projects provides CNSM graduates with the skills and experience they need to enter the job market or to continue their education in graduate school.

At the graduate level, CNSM offers master of science degree programs and master of arts in teaching degree programs in the natural sciences and mathematics. These master's programs provide students with research opportunities in both laboratory and field settings throughout Alaska. Ph.D. degree programs provide opportunities for advanced study leading to academic and advanced professional positions. For more information, visit online at or call 907-474-7608.