1996-1997 UAF Catalog

Colleges and Schools

College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics

Paul Reichardt, Dean

In addition to providing course work in science and mathematics for all UAF undergraduates, the College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics, created in 1996, provides undergraduate and graduate programs in the basic sciences, engineering and mathematics. Undergraduate students in the sciences pursue degrees in biological sciences, wildlife biology, chemistry, geology or physics as well as interdisciplinary fields like general science and earth science. Nationally accredited undergraduate degrees are also offered in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering; and undergraduate opportunities in mathematical sciences include programs in mathematics, statistics and computer science. Undergraduate majors in the college work in an atmosphere which stresses close working relationships between faculty and students, provides opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students to work together on projects of mutual interest, and takes advantage of the opportunities provided by the research institutes with which the college works closely-the Geophysical Institute, the Institute of Arctic Biology, the UA Museum, the Institute of Northern Engineering and the Arctic Region Supercomputing center. The combination of fundamental knowledge provided by course work and the experience of working on practical, discipline-related projects provides graduates of these programs with the skills and experience they need to immediately enter the job market or continue their educations in graduate school.