2004-2005 UAF Catalog  
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OVERVIEW

Academic Calendar

Welcome to UAF

Accreditation

Degrees and Programs at a Glance

UAF at a Glance

Degrees Conferred, Spring 2003
Student Profile, Fall 2003
Estimated 2004-2005 UAF Annual Costs

The UAF Experience

UAF–Then and Now
Students
Faculty
UAF's Mission
Commitment to Quality

Campuses

Fairbanks Campus
Fairbanks Area
Transportation to Fairbanks
Branch Campuses
Bristol Bay Campus in Dillingham
Chukchi Campus in Kotzebue
Interior-Aleutians Campus
Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel
Northwest Campus in Nome
Tanana Valley Campus in Fairbanks
Center for Distance Education and Independent Learning in Fairbanks

Colleges and Schools

Education
Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
Liberal Arts
Management
Mineral Engineering
Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences
Rural Alaska
Science, Engineering and Mathematics

Research Institutes and Centers

Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station
Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Alaska Native Language Center
Alaska Quaternary Center
Alaska Sea Grant College Program
Institute of Arctic Biology
Arctic Region Supercomputing Center
Center for Cross-Cultural Studies
School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Juneau Center
Fishery Industrial Technology Center
Geophysical Institute
Center for Global Change and Arctic System Research
International Arctic Research Center
Institute of Marine Science
Mineral Industry Research Laboratory
Center for Nanosensor Technology
Institute of Northern Engineering
Petroleum Development Laboratory
University of Alaska Museum of the North

GETTING STARTED

Applying for Admission: Certificate or Associate Degree Programs

When to Apply
How to Apply
Admission Requirements
Transfer Students
Non-degree Students
Secondary School Students
After Acceptance
Conditional and Final Acceptance
Request To Postpone
Readmission of Former Degree-seeking Students
Fresh Start for Returning Students

Applying for Admission: Baccalaureate Degree Programs

When to Apply
How to Apply
Admission Requirements
Pre-Major
Transfer Students
High School Entrance Credit Requirements (chart)
Non-degree Students
Secondary School Students
After Acceptance
Conditional and Final Acceptance
Request to Postpone
Applying for a Second Bachelor’s Degree
Readmission of Former Degree-seeking Students
Fresh Start for Returning Students

Applying for Admission: Graduate Degree Programs

When to Apply
How to Apply
Admission Requirements
When You’re Accepted
Request to Postpone

Applying for Admission: International Students

Special Instructions for International Students

Undergraduate Transfer Credits and Course Placement

Course Placement
English and Mathematics
Foreign Language
Transferring Credits
Transferring Credits within the UA System
Alternate Ways to Earn Credit
UAF Advanced Placement Credit
Credit by Exam
Credit for Prior Learning
Independent Learning

Registration

Registration is Essential
Academic Advising
Placement Tests
Course Prerequisites
Grading Options
Credit-No-Credit Option
Auditing
Adding, Dropping and Withdrawing from Classes
Adding a Class
Dropping a Class
Non-Attendance Drop Policy
Withdrawing from a Class
Withdrawing from All of Your Classes
Withdrawing after the Student-initiated Deadline
Faculty-initiated Drop or Withdrawal
Changing from Credit to Audit
Registration Changes (chart)
Attending Classes

EXPENSES

Tuition and Fees

Tuition
Resident and Non-resident Tuition
Fees Paid at Registration
Fees Paod at Fegistration (chart)
Other Fees
Other Fees (chart)
Paying Fees
Payment Plans
Consequences of Not Paying
Refunds
Housing and Meals
Tuition and Fees
Courses Meeting Four Weeks or More but Less Than a Semester
Courses Meeting Less Than Four Weeks
Refund Processing
Tuition Refund Petitions

Financial Aid

Who Can Apply
Who Receives Financial Aid
How to Apply for Financial Aid
How Eligibility is Determined
Costs of Attending UAF
Estimated UAF Living Expenses
Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships
Graduate Assistantships
Student Employment
Loans
Student Loan Repayment Schedule
Remaining Eligible for Aid
Payment to the Student
Important Financial Aid Dates
Rights and Responsibilities of Accepting Financial Aid

LIFE AT UAF

Housing

Single Student Housing
Eligibility
Application Process
Costs
Consequences of Canceling a Housing Contract
About the Halls and Rooms
EDGE Program
Room Use During Vacation Periods
Family Housing/Graduate Housing
Eligibility
Application Process
Costs
About the Apartments
Immunization Policy and Housing
Mandatory Immunizations and Tests

Dining Services

The UAF Dining Experience
Meal Plans

SERVICES AND RESOURCES

Academic Advising and Assistance
Academic Advising Center
Tanana Valley Campus Center
International Student Advising
Rural Student Services
Student Support Services
Tutoring Services
Academic Computing
Academic Records, Registration and Graduation
Registrar’s Office
Alumni
Army ROTC
Financial Assistance
Curriculum
Art
ASUAF
Athletics and Recreation
Facilities
Intramural Sports
Intercollegiate Athletics
All Sports Pass
Bookstore
Career Services
Center for Health and Counseling
Disability Services
Continuing Education
Developmental Education
Enrollment Management
Exchange and Programs
National Student Exchange
Western Undergraduate Exchange
International Exchange and Study Abroad Programs
Greek Life at UAF
Honor Societies
Honors Program
Eligibility
Program Features
Leadership Program
Libraries
Multicultural Affairs
Museum
Music
Orientation Program
Polar Express Identification Card
Police and Fire Departments
Post Office
Rural Educator Preparation Partnership
Student Affairs
Summer Sessions
Testing Services
Theatre
University of Alaska Press
Upward Bound Program
Upward Bound Math/Science Regional Center
Who May Apply
Veterans' Services
Volunteer Program
Women's Center
Wood Center

ACADEMICS AND REGULATIONS

Academic Progress
Academic Standards
Good Standing
Academic Honors
Probation
Academic Disqualification
Academic Dismissal
Appeal of Academic Decisions
Attendance
Temporary Leave of Absence
Grade Error Policy
Class Standing
Full- or Part-time Status/Study Load
Grading System and Grade Point Average Computation
Student Code of Conduct
Information Release and FERPA
UAF Communication Via E-Mail
Majors
Petitions
Exceptions to Degree Requirements
Reserving Courses for Graduate Programs
Students' Rights and Responsibilities

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

CERTIFICATES AND ASSOCIATE DEGREES

Certificates and Associate Degrees Overview

How to Earn a Certificate or Associate Degree

General University Requirements
Second Associate Degree
Degree Requirements and Time Limits
Residence Credit
Graduation
Types of Certificates and Associate Degrees
Certificate Requirements
General Associate Degree Requirements
Associate of Arts Requirements
Associate of Applied Science Requirements

Certificate Programs

Associate Degree Programs


BACCALAUREATE DEGREES

Baccalaureate Degrees Overview

How to Earn a Baccalaureate Degree

General University Requirements
Second Bachelor’s Degree
Double Degrees
Residence Credit
Degree Requirements and Time Limits
Graduation
Differences Between Double Majors and Double Degrees
Types of Baccalaureate Degrees
Baccalaureate Degree Requirements
General University Requirements in Brief (c¨hart)
Baccalaureate Degree Requirements in Brief (chart)
The Core Curriculum
Course Classifications for the Baccalaureate Core
Baccalaureate Core
Beyond the Core
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Technology

Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Pre-Professional Opportunities


GRADUATE DEGREES

Graduate Degrees Overview

How to Earn a Graduate Degree

General University Requirements
Graduate Advisory Committee
Graduate Study Plan
Advancement to Candidacy
Examinations
Graduation
Graduate Assistantships
Requirements for Graduate Degrees
Doctor of Philosophy Degree
Master’s Degrees
Types of Master’s Degrees
Master of Arts –– with Thesis
Master of Arts –– with Project
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Science –– with Thesis
Master of Science –– with Project
Master of Business Administration
Master of Civil Engineering
Master of Education
Master of Electrical Engineering
Master of Fine Arts
Engineer of Mines Degree
Master of Software Engineering
Specialized Programs
Peace Corps Master’s International Program

Master's Degree Programs

Doctoral Degree Programs


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

How to Read the Course Descriptions

Course Numbers
Course Credits
Course Classification Identification
Course Frequency
A Sample Course Description

Courses


UAF FACULTY AND STAFF

UA Board of Regents
UAF Administration
Governance
Faculty and Staff
Emeriti

INFORMATION DIRECTORY


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