Geological Engineering

Ryan Anderson The Geological Engineering program provided me with a strong background of core engineering principles, with an emphasis in geologic applications, which are foundational to planning, designing, construction, and maintaining a transportation system. In addition the program challenged me in critical and creative thinking, and developing sound writing skills. Ryan Anderson (UAF 1997), Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities


Get hands-on training in the field

Most of our classes include field trips that will take you on journeys throughout Alaska, connecting classroom lessons with the real world.

Expertise in Arctic, frozen ground, and Alaska-related phenomena

Our faculty’s expertise in Arctic-related geological engineering problems is the strongest in the nation. Their research programs focus on these areas, and we regularly involve undergraduate and graduate students in this research.

Networking and scholarship opportunities

The student chapter of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) is just one of our many student organizations that offers students the opportunity to present research, meet and network with professionals, find internships, and secure nationally-competitive scholarships.

Program Offerings


B.S. Geological Engineering

Program Requirements | Study Plan | Flow Chart

CGEE student handbook  Undergraduate Student Handbook


M.S. Geological Engineering

Admission Requirements | Program Requirements

Ph.D. Engineering

Admission Requirements | Program Requirements



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