2005-2006 UAF Catalog


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The General Catalog is your complete guide to studying at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The catalog includes information on admission and graduation requirements, the academic calendar, and program and course listings for certificate, associate, bachelor's, master's and Ph.D degree students.

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ACADEMIC CALENDAR

OVERVIEW

Welcome to UAF

Accreditation

Degrees and Programs at a Glance

UAF at a Glance

Degrees Conferred, Spring 2004
Student Profile, Fall 2004
Estimated 2005-2006 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
Community 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

Colleges and Schools

Education
Engineering and Mines
Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
Graduate School
Liberal Arts
Management
Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences
Natural Science and Mathematics
Rural Alaska

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
Center for Nanosensor Technology
Institute of Northern Engineering
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
Highschool Students
After Acceptance
Request To Postpone
Readmission of Former Degree-seeking Students
Where to Get More Information

Applying for Admission: Baccalaureate Degree Programs

When to Apply
How to Apply
Admission Requirements
Pre-Major
Transfer Students
High School Students
After Acceptance
Conditional and Final Acceptance
Request to Postpone
Applying for a Second Bachelor’s Degree
Readmission of Former Degree-seeking Students
Where to Get More Information

Applying for Admission: Graduate Degree Programs

When to Apply
How to Apply
Admission Requirements
After Acceptance
Request to Postpone
Where to Get More Information

Applying for Admission: International Students

Special Instructions for International Students

Undergraduate Course Placement and Transfer Credits

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
Non-degree Students
High School and Secondary School Students
Grading Options
Credit-No-Credit Option
Auditing
Changing from Credit to Audit
Adding, Dropping and Withdrawing from Classes
Adding a Class
Dropping a Class
Non-Attendance Drop Policy
Withdrawing Before the Student-initiated Deadline
Withdrawing After the Student-initiated Deadline
Faculty-initiated Drop or Withdrawal
Where to Get More Information


COSTS AND ACCOMMODATIONS

Tuition and Fees

Tuition
Resident and Non-resident Tuition
Basic Student Fees (table)
Other Fees (table)
Paying Tuition and Fees
Consequences of Not Paying
Payment Plans
Refunds
Tuition and Fees
Refund Processing Timeline
Tuition Refund Exceptions
Housing
Meals

Financial Aid

Who Can Apply
Who Receives Financial Aid
How to Apply for Financial Aid
How Eligibility is Determined
Costs of Attending UAF
Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships
Graduate Assistantships
Loans
Student Employment
Veterans' Services
Remaining Eligible for Aid
Payment to the Student
Important Financial Aid Dates
Rights and Responsibilities of Accepting Financial Aid
Where to Get More Information

Housing

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

Dining Services

The UAF Dining Experience

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
Alumni Association
Army ROTC
ASUAF
Athletics and Recreation
Career Services
Continuing Education
Developmental Education
Disability Services
Enrollment Management
Exchange Programs
National Student Exchange
Study Abroad Programs
Freshman and Transfer Services
General Studies
Greek Life at UAF
Health and Counseling
Honor Societies
Honors Program
Libraries
Multicultural Affairs
MyUA Portal
Orientation Program
Polar Express Identification Card
Police and Fire Departments
Post Office
Rural Educator Preparation Partnership
Student Affairs
Summer Sessions
Testing Services
Upward Bound Program
Upward Bound Math/Science Regional Center
Women's Center
Wood Center


ACADEMICS AND REGULATIONS

Communication Via E-Mail
Class Standing
Full- or Part-time Status/Study Load
Grading System and Grade Point Average Computation
Grade Error Policy
Attendance
Academic Progress
Academic Standards
Good Standing
Academic Honors
Probation
Academic Disqualification
Academic Dismissal
Appeal of Academic Decisions
Students' Rights and Responsibilities
Student Code of Conduct
Student Behavioral Standards
Information Release and FERPA


CERTIFICATES AND ASSOCIATE DEGREES

How to Earn a Certificate or Associate Degree

General University Requirements
Majors
Second Associate Degree
Degree Requirements and Time Limits
Exceptions to Degree Requirements
Residence Credit
Residency Requirement
Graduation
Types of Certificates and Associate Degrees
Certificate Requirements
General Associate Degree Requirements
Associate of Arts Requirements
Associate of Applied Science Requirements
Certificate and Associate Degree Programs


BACCALAUREATE DEGREES

How to Earn a Baccalaureate Degree

General University Requirements
Majors
Minors
Second Bachelor’s Degree
Double Degrees
Residence Credit
Residency Requirement
Degree Requirements and Time Limits
Exceptions to Degree Requirements
Reserving Courses for Graduate Programs
Graduation
Types of Baccalaureate Degrees
Baccalaureate Degree Requirements
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
 

Pre-Professional Opportunities

Dentistry
Law
Library Science
Medicine
Pharmacy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Veterinary Medicine

Baccalaureate Degree Programs


GRADUATE DEGREES

How to Earn a Graduate Degree

Academics, Policies and Regulations
General University Requirements
Graduate Advisory Committee
Graduate Study Plan
Changing Programs
Advancement to Candidacy
Examinations
Graduation
Graduate Assistantships
Requirements for Graduate Degrees
Doctor of Philosophy Degree
Master’s Degrees
Exceptions to Degreee Requirements
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
Master of Software Engineering
Specialized Programs
Peace Corps Master’s International Program
Where to Get More Information
Graduate Degree Programs


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

How to Read the Course Descriptions

Course Numbers
Course Credits
Identifying Courses
Specific Degree Requirements
Course Frequency
A Sample Course Description

Courses


UAF FACULTY AND STAFF

UA Board of Regents
UAF Administration
Governance
Faculty and Staff
Emeriti

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