2004-2005 UAF Catalog  

Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Beyond the Core

Degree requirements for:

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


Bachelor of Arts

Requirements

Complete the baccalaureate core (38-39 credits)

Complete the following B.A. requirements in addition to the core:

Humanities and social sciences (18 credits)
• Any combination of courses at the 100-level or above, with a minimum of 6 credits from the humanities and a minimum of 6 credits in the social sciences OR up to 12 credits in a single non-English language taken at the university level and a minimum of 6 credits in social science.
Mathematics (3 credits)
• One course at the 100-level or above in mathematical sciences (math, computer science, statistics)
Choose one of the following:
• Minor complex* at least 15
• Foreign/Alaska Native language option 12–18
Two years study of one foreign or Alaska Native language at the university level (high school language credits or native language proficiency may allow students to begin at the intermediate or advanced level)
Major complex* at least 30 credits
Electives 12–19 credits
Minimum credits required for degree 120* credits

Of the above, at least 39 credits must be taken in upper division (300-level or higher) courses. Courses beyond 30 credits in a major complex and 15 credits in a minor complex that are not in the primary discipline of that major or minor may be used to fulfill the B.A. degree requirements in humanities, social sciences or mathematics. Courses used to fulfill minor degree requirements may be used at the same time to fill major or general distribution requirements if so designated.

* Departmental requirements for majors and minors may exceed the minimums indicated. Specific requirements are listed in the following section of the catalog.

Majors Available for B.A. Degree
Alaska Native Studies
Anthropology
Art
Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Communication
Earth Science
Economics
Elementary Education
English
Eskimo
Foreign Languages
Geography
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Japanese Studies
Journalism
Justice
Linguistics
Mathematics
Music
Northern Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Rural Development
Russian Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Theatre
 
Requirements of majors are listed in the degree programs section of this catalog.

Minors Available for B.A. Degree
Accounting
Alaska Native Languages
Alaska Native Studies
Anthropology
Applied Accounting
Applied Business
Arctic Skills
Art
Asian Studies
Aviation Technology
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Communication
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Emergency Services
Environmental Politics
English
Environmental Politics
Eskimo
Film Studies
Foreign Languages
French
General Business
General Education
Geography
Geology
German
History
Human Services Technology
Japanese
Journalism
Justice
Law and Society
Leadership and Civic Engagement
Linguistics
Management and Organizations
Marketing
Mathematics
Military Science
Music
Natural Resources Management
Northern Studies
Paralegal Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Rural Development
Russian
Russian Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Statistics
Theatre
Wildlife Biology
Women’s Studies

An associate of applied science (A.A.S.) degree earned at any regionally accredited college or university may be used to meet requirements for a minor for the bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree.

The following UAF associate degree programs are available as minors for the B.A. degree:

Applied Accounting
Applied Business
Apprenticeship Technology
Community Health
Culinary Arts
Dental Assistant
Early Childhood Education
Educator: Para-Professional
Emergency Services
Human Services
Information Technology Specialist
Interdisciplinary
Maintenance Technology
Medical Assistant
Native Language Education
Office Management and Technology
Paralegal Studies
Process Technology
Professional Piloting
Renewable Resources
Tribal Management

Double Majors

If you’re a bachelor of arts degree candidate, you may complete two majors rather than a major and a minor. You can select the majors from those approved for the bachelor of arts degree; you must complete all general university requirements and all major requirements for both majors. If one major is from a program that requires 120 total credits and the other major is from a program that requires 130 credits, you must complete 130 credits. You must declare both majors when you’re admitted or through the change of major procedure. You’ll need to follow the degree requirements in a single catalog for both majors.


Bachelor of Science

Requirements

Complete the baccalaureate core (38–39 credits)

Complete the following B.S. requirements in addition to the core:

Natural sciences (8 credits)
A one-year sequence in one natural science beyond the core. The total natural science courses used to satisfy this requirement as well as the core requirement shall represent at least two different natural sciences.
Mathematics (3 credits)
The Baccalaureate Core shall include a calculus course of at least 3 credits. In addition, a 3-credit course in mathematics, computer science or statistics is required.
Major complex* at least 30 credits
Minor complex (optional)* 15 credits or more
Electives 25–40
Minimum credits required for degree 120*

Of the above, at least 39 credits must be taken in upper division (300-level or higher) courses. Courses beyond 30 credits in a major complex and 15 credits in a minor complex that are not in the primary discipline of that major or minor may be used to fulfill the B.S. degree requirements in mathematics or natural science. Courses used to fulfill minor degree requirements may be used at the same time to fill major or general distribution requirements if so designated.

* Departmental requirements for majors and minors may exceed the minimums indicated, and most B.S. degree programs require 130 credits. Specific requirements are listed in the following section of the catalog.

Majors Available for B.S. Degree
Anthropology
Applied Physics
Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Fisheries
General Science
Geography
Geological Engineering
Geology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Natural Resources Management
Petroleum Engineering
Physics
Psychology
Sociology
Statistics
Wildlife Biology

Requirements of majors are listed in the degree programs section of this catalog.

Double Majors

As a bachelor of science degree candidate, you may complete a double major instead of a single major. Your majors must be selected from those approved for the bachelor of science degree. You’ll need to complete all general requirements plus all requirements for both majors. If you’re completing a double major, you need to officially declare both majors either when you’re admitted and/or through the change of major procedure. You’ll need to follow the degree requirements in a single catalog for both majors.

Optional Minor

You may elect to complete a minor with the B.S. degree under the following circumstances:

  1. You must declare your minor before the beginning of your final semester in the B.S. degree program. You need to complete a Declaration of Minor form and file it with the registrar’s office by the end of registration.
  2. Any minor approved for the B.A. degree may serve as a minor for the B.S. degree. All general and specific requirements for minors are the same as those listed for B.A. degree minors, including that courses used to meet minor requirements may not be used to meet major or general distribution requirements unless so designated. The catalog used for the minor must be the same as the catalog used for the major and general degree requirements.
  3. You must satisfactorily complete the requirements for the minor before your B.S. degree will be awarded. The minor will be listed on your transcript along with the B.S. degree.

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

See Arts and Sciences in the degree programs section. A minor is required.


Bachelor of Business Administration

All majors must earn a C grade or better in all Common Body of Knowledge courses, department-specific general requirements, major specific requirements, and specific math and statistics requirements.

Requirements

Complete the baccalaureate core (38-39 credits)
(A core Ethics class must be included in the courses used to meet the Perspectives on the Human Condition requirement for accounting and business administration majors.)

Complete the following B.B.A. requirements in addition to the core:

Mathematics
MATH 161X—Algebra for Business and Economics 3 (MATH 262X should be taken to complete the mathematics requirement for the core.)
Social Sciences and Statistics 10
STAT 200—Elementary Probability and Statistics (3)
ECON 200—Principles of Economics (4)
ECON 227—Intermediate Statistics for Economics and Business (3)

Common Body of Knowledge 31–34 credits
AIS 101—Effective Personal Computer Use OR demonstrated computer literacy (0–3)
ACCT 261–262—Accounting Concepts and Uses (6)
AIS 310—Introduction to Information Systemsor AIS 316—Accounting Information Systems (3)
BA 325—Financial Management (3)
BA 330—Legal Environment of Business (4)
BA 343—Principles of Marketing (3)
BA 360—Operations Management (3)
BA 390—Organization Theory and Behavior (3)
BA 462O—Corporate Strategy (3)
ECON 324—Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)or ECON 350—Money and Banking (3)
Major complex* at least 27 credits
Minor complex (optional) ** at least 15 credits
Electives 11 or more credits
Minimum credits required for degree 123 credits

Of the above, at least 39 credits must be taken in upper division (300-level or higher) courses.

* Departmental requirements for majors may exceed the minimums indicated. Specific requirements are listed in the Degrees and Programs section of the catalog.

** Requirements for minors may exceed 15 credits. Specific requirements are listed in the following section of the catalog.

Majors Available for B.B.A. Degree
Accounting
Business Administration
Economics

Requirements of majors are listed in the degree programs section of this catalog.


Bachelor of Fine Arts

B.F.A. general requirements are the same as the requirements for the B.A. degree except a minor is not required for the B.F.A.

Major available for B.F.A. degree
Art

Bachelor of Music

See Music in the degree programs section.


Bachelor of Technology

The B.T. degree program offers qualified applicants the opportunity to expand upon their vocational or technical education. An A.A.S. degree from an accredited institution of higher education, or the equivalent, is one of the degree program requirements. See Technology in the degree programs section.

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