About University of Alaska Anchorage
The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and its community campuses are located in some of the most breathtaking settings in the world. The attractive wooded campus at the foot of the Chugach Mountains serves as a central hub for Alaska’s largest city. Serving more than 22,000 students, UAA is the largest of the three universities in the UA system. Recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as “communityengaged,” UAA is a comprehensive university consisting of a main campus in Anchorage, four community campuses in southcentral Alaska, and several extension sites in rural communities and on military installations. UAA has a unique university mission, spanning occupational certificates and AA degrees to PhDs. Many of our students are 1st generation college students. The UAA community celebrates a rich cultural heritage and diverse student body.
The School of Social Work has accredited BSW and MSW programs designed to prepare practitioners to meet the social service needs of a large, frontier, multi-cultural state. The MSW delivers instruction through distance delivery to students living in Alaska with practicum experiences available in the students’ home communities. The BSW is primarily campus based, with some courses offered rotationally in a distance format. The School enjoys considerable community support and prepares students for addressing the needs of diverse populations in rural, remote, and urban areas of the State of Alaska. The curriculum involves course delivery through face-to-face, hybrid, and distanced delivered courses, and all courses are highly accessible to students residing outside of Anchorage. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accreditation was re-affirmed in June of 2018 through 2026. The UAA School of Social Work web page may be found at: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/socialwork/