Undergraduate Programs

UAF is known as Alaska's land, sea, and space grant university. Located in the heart of the state, it is surrounded by the most pristine wilderness in the world. Fairbanks is the best place to live for easy access to both wilderness adventure and world-class cultural performances. Over 35 miles of cross-country ski trails surround the campus. UAF hosts competitive NCAA teams in basketball, hockey, volleyball, cross-country running and skiing, and our rifle team is the three-time defending champion! The Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, the Alaska Native Arts Festival, and the Fairbanks Concert Association host internationally acclaimed performers. Because of the wide range of opportunity, Fairbanks attracts friendly adventurous people who create an exciting community in which to live and work.

DEADLINES: US Citizens must apply by July 1st for fall, and November 1st for spring semester. International Students must apply by March 1st for fall and September 1st for spring semester.

Western Undergraduate Exchange

(Available funding for undergraduates living in western states)

The Western Undergraduate Exchange Program is designed to help undergraduates who live in western states pursue higher education at a public college or university outside their home state but within the Western region. WUE eligibility at UAF is reserved for incoming undergraduate students pursuing an approved certificate, associate or bachelor's degree program.

Undergraduate Research

The Physics Department does have undergraduate research projects ongoing. To find out more about these projects, contact faculty members personally.

The PHYS F488 Undergraduate Research form can be downloaded here (PDF). Complete the form with your advisor, obtain the proper signatures and return it to the physics department office. The undergraduate research form must be given to the office before the student can obtain credit for his/her research.

* The General Science program is also offered through the Physics Department. Dr. David Newman is the advisor for students interested in pursuing this degree. You may email him at denewman@alaska.edu for further details if you are interested in pursuing this degree.