2001-2002 UAF Catalog

Academic Regulations


Degree Requirements

Certificate Programs

Certificate programs vary in length; however, you can usually complete them in one year.

Requirements

To enroll in a certificate program, and before receiving a certificate, you must formally be admitted. To earn a certificate, you may enroll in any course for which you are eligible. To earn a certificate, you must earn at least 30 credits, including transfer credit. Fifteen semester hours must be residence credits. You must have a grade point average of 2.0 in all work, as well as in your major.

Only degree requirements in effect within five academic years prior to your graduation date for a certificate may be used. You are considered enrolled in your degree program when you complete the appropriate degree student registration procedure. If you do not enroll for a semester or more, or if you enroll through the non-degree process, you are not considered enrolled as a degree student during that time.

Majors Available for Certificate Programs

Airframe, Accounting Technician, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Applied Business-Management, Applied Mining Technology, Community Health, Culinary Arts, Drafting Technology, Early Childhood Education, Emergency Services, Ground Vehicle Maintenance, Medical/Dental Reception, Microcomputer Support Specialist, Native Language Education, Office Management and Technology, Phlebotomy, Powerplant and Rural Health Services.

Associate Degrees

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS

The Associate of Arts degree represents the completion of broad-based college study. This degree may serve as a starting point for your career or as a stepping-stone to a baccalaureate program. You may earn only one A.A. degree.

Requirements Credits

All credits for the A.A. degree must be at the 100 level or above with 20 credits at the 200 level or above, and be distributed as follows:

Communication (9 credits) (9 credits)

ENGL 111X -- Introduction to Academic Writing (3 credits)
ENGL 211X -- Academic Writing about Literature
     OR *ENGL 212 -- Business, Grant and Report Writing
     OR ENGL 213X -- Academic Writing about the Social and Natural Sciences (3 credits)
COMM 131X -- Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Group Context
     OR COMM 141X -- Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Public Context (3 credits)

Mathematics or natural science (10 credits) (10 credits)

MATH 107X -- Functions of Calculus**
     OR MATH 131X -- Concepts and Contemporary Applications of Mathematics 3
     (OR MATH 200X, 201X, 202X, 262X, 272X or any math course having one of these as a prerequisite)
One natural science course, with lab, selected from the baccalaureate core (4 credits)
Mathematics or natural science elective (3 credits)

Humanities and social science (18 credits) (18 credits)

ANTH 100X/SOC 100X -- Individual, Society and Culture (3 credits)
ECON 100X/PS 100X -- Political Economy (3 credits)
HIST 100X -- Modern World History (3 credits)
ART/MUS/THR 200X -- Aesthetic Appreciation: Interrelationship of Art, Drama and Music
     OR HUM 201X -- Unity in the Arts (3 credits)
ENGL/FL 200X -- World Literatures (3 credits)
Humanities or social science elective (3 credits)
Two semester-length courses in a single Alaska Native language or other non-English language or three semester-length courses (9 credits) in American Sign Language taken at the university level may substitute for two of the courses above.

Library and information Research (0 - 1 credit)` 0 - 1

Successful completion of library skills competency test or LS 100X or LS 101X 0 - 1

Successful completion of the library skills competency test satisfies this requirement of the core curriculum, but does not carry degree credit.
(It is strongly recommended that this requirement be completed before enrolling in the 200-level English course requirement or that it be completed concurrently with enrollment in the 200-level English core requirement.)

General electives (22 - 23 credits) 22 - 23

Any combination of courses. (Students planning to go on to the baccalaureate degree are advised to select courses meeting remaining core requirements and courses designated within baccalaureate majors and minors.) 22 - 23

Electives to total (60 credits)

* ENGL 212 doesn't fulfill the second half of the written communication requirement for the baccalaureate degree.

** MATH 161 -- Algebra for Business and Economics, is not an equivalent course for MATH 107X.

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

Associate of Applied Science degrees are awarded in specific occupational fields with emphasis on entering the job market. This degree, usually seen as a terminal degree, can serve as the basis for additional training.

Requirements Credits

All credits for the A.A.S. degree must be at the 100-level or above and be distributed as follows:

Communication (9 credits) (9 credits)

ENGL 111X -- Introduction to Academic Writing (3 credits)
ENGL 211X -- Academic Writing about Literature
     OR *ENGL 212 -- Business, Grant and Report Writing
     OR ENGL 213X -- Academic Writing about the Social and Natural Sciences (3 credits)
COMM 131X -- Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Group Context
     OR COMM 141X -- Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Public Context (3 credits)

Mathematics or natural science (3 credits) (3 credits)

A math or natural science course at the 100 level or above (3 credits)

Humanities, social sciences, math, natural sciences or Perspectives on the Human Condition (3 credits)

Major specialty at least 30

Electives to total (60 credits)

Note: Students planning to go on to the baccalaureate degree need to work
closely with their advisors and are encouraged to select courses meeting core requirements and courses designated within majors and minors.

* ENGL 212 doesn't fulfill the second half of the written communication
requirement for the baccalaureate degree.

Majors Available for A.A.S. Degree

Applied Accounting, Applied Business, Apprenticeship Technology, Aviation Technology, Community Health, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Emergency Services, Human Services Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Maintenance Technology, Medical Assistant, Microcomputer Support Specialist, Native Language Education, Office Management and Technology, Paralegal Studies and Renewable Resources. (Requirements of majors listed are in the Degrees and Programs section of this catalog.)


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