2003-2004 UAF Catalog

Undergraduate


 

Degree Requirements

Certificate Programs

Certificate programs vary in length; however, you can usually complete them in one year. Certificates are awarded in specific occupational fields with emphasis on entering the job market. These certificates can serve as the basis for additional education and are the first step towards an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. For specific major requirements, refer to the degrees and programs section of this catalog.

Requirements

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. If your degree program is delivered collaboratively within the UA system, then the credits you earn from each UA institution will be counted toward fulfillment of the degree requirements and fulfillment of the minimum institutional residency requirements.

You may enroll in any course for which you are eligible. To earn a certificate, you must formally be admitted and you must earn at least 30 credits, including transfer credit. Fifteen semester hours must be residence credits. You must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in all coursework, as well as in your major. Programs of study for which certificates are granted must contain a recognizable body of instruction in the program-related areas of communication, computation, and human relations. Additional topics which may be covered as appropriate include safety, industrial safety and environmental awareness. Instruction in the related instructional areas may be either embedded within the program curriculum or taught in blocks of specialized instruction. Each approach, however, will have clearly identified content that is pertinent to the general program of study.

Note: Students planning to go on to a 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. Only those courses with an "X" designator count towards the baccalaureate core.

Requirements Credits

Communication (2-3 credits) (2-3 credits)

ENGL 111X -- Introduction to Academic Writing (3)
OR CIOS 160 -- Business English (3)
OR CIOS 260 -- Business Communications* (3)
OR ENGL 211X -- Academic Writing about Literature (3)
OR ENGL 212 -- Business, Grant and Report Writing* (3)
OR ENGL 213X -- Academic Writing about the Social and Natural Sciences (3)
OR COMM 131X -- Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Group Context (3)
OR COMM 141X -- Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Public Context (3)
OR DEVS 104 -- University Communications (1-3)
OR DEVS 105 -- Intensive Reading Development (3)
OR other program approved discipline-based communication course or discipline-based courses with embedded communication content (2-3 credits)

Computation (2-3 credits) (2-3 credits)

Any course at the 100-level or above in mathematical sciences (computer science, math or statistics. (3)
OR ABUS 155 -- Business Math (3)
OR CIOS 116 -- Business Math Using Calculators (3)
OR DEVM 105 -- Intermediate Algebra (3)
OR ECE 117 -- Math Skills for Early Childhood Education (3)
OR HLTH 116 -- Mathematics in Health Care (3)
OR HSV 117 -- Math Skills for Human Services (3)
OR TTCH 131 -- Maintenance Mathematics (3)
OR other program approved discipline-based computation course or courses with embedded computation content. (2-3 credits)

Human Relations (2-3 credits) (2-3 credits)

ANTH 100X/SOC 100X -- Individual, Society and Culture (3)
OR ABUS 154 -- Human Relations (3)
OR ANL 287 -- Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages (3)
OR ECE -- Child Development (3)
OR ED/PSY 245 -- Child Development (3)
OR HLTH 106 -- Human Behavior in Health Care (3)
OR HSV 120 -- Cultural Diversity in Human Services (3)
OR RHS 110 -- Cross-Cultural Bridging Skills (1) AND
RHS 115 -- Issues of Personal Development (2)

OR other program approved discipline-based human relation courses with embedded human relations content. (2-3 credits)

Major specialty at least 21

Electives to total (30 credits)

Majors Available for Certificate Programs

Airframe Ground Vehicle Maintenance
Accounting Technician Health Care Reimbursement
Aviation Maintenance Technology Information Technology Specialist
Applied Business Management Medical/Dental Reception
Community Health Native Language Education
Culinary Arts Office Management and Technology
Dental Assistant Phlebotomy
Drafting Technology Powerplant
Early Childhood Education Rural Human Services
Emergency Services Tribal Management

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.

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:

Requirements Credits

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 161X -- Algebra for Business and Economics 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 (computer science, mathematics or statistics course at the 100-level or above) 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 OR
ANS 202X Aesthetic Appreciation of Alaskan Native Performance (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.

** No credit may be earned for more than one of MATH 107X or 161X.

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 education. For specific major requirements, see the Degrees and Programs section in this catalog.

Note: Students planning to go on to a 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. Only courses with an X designator count towards the baccalaureate core.

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

Requirements Credits

Communication (9 credits) (9 credits)

(Written Communication) (6 credits)

ENGL 111X -- Introduction to Academic Writing (3 credits)

CIOS 260 -- Business Communications* (3)
OR ENGL 211X -- Academic Writing about Literature (3)
OR ENGL 212 -- Business, Grant and Report Writing* (3)
OR ENGL 213X -- Academic Writing about the Social and Natural Sciences (3 credits)

(Oral Communication) (3 credits)

COMM 131X -- Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Group Context (3)
OR COMM 141X -- Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Public Context (3) (3 credits)

Computation (3 credits)

Any course at the 100-level or above in mathematical sciences (computer science, math or statistics. (3)
OR ABUS 155 -- Business Math (3)
OR CIOS 116 -- Business Math Using Calculators (3)
OR DEVM 105 -- Intermediate Algebra (3)
OR ECE 117 -- Math Skills for Early Childhood Education (3)
OR HLTH 116 -- Mathematics in Health Care (3)
OR HSV 117 -- Math Skills for Human Services (3)
OR TTCH 131 -- Maintenance Mathematics (3)
OR other program approved discipline-based computation course or discipline-based courses with embedded computation content. (3 credits)

Human Relations (3 credits) (3 credits)

ANTH 100X/SOC 100X -- Individual, Society and Culture (3)
OR ABUS 154 -- Human Relations (3)
OR ANL 287 -- Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages (3)
OR ECE 245 -- Child Development (3)
OR ED/PSY 245 -- Childhood Development (3)
OR HSV 120 -- Cultural Diversity in Human Services (3)
OR RHS 110 -- Cross-Cultural Bridging Skills (1) AND
RHS 115 -- Issues of Personal Development (2)
OR HLTH 106 -- Human Behavior in Health Care (3)
OR other program approved discipline-based human relations course or discipline-based courses with embedded human relations content. (3 credits)

Major specialty at least 30

Electives to total (60 credits)

Majors Available for A.A.S. Degree

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

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