2005-2006 UAF Catalog


General Associate Degree Requirements

You must have at least 60 semester hours, including transfer credits, to earn a UAF associate degree.

At least 15 credits applicable to any associate degree must be UAF resident credits.

Associate of Arts Requirements

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:

Communication (9 credits)

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

Mathematics or natural science (10 credits)

  • Complete one of the following:
    MATH 107X--Functions for Calculus** (4)
    MATH 161X--Algebra for Business and Economics (3)
    MATH 103X--Concepts and Contemporary Applications of Mathematics (3)
    MATH 200X, 201X, 202X, 262X, 272X or any math course having one of these as a prerequisite (4)
  • One natural science course, with lab, selected from the baccalaureate core (4)
  • Mathematics (computer science, mathematics or statistics course at the 100-level or above) or natural science elective (3)

Humanities and social science (18 credits)

  • ANTH 100X/SOC 100X--Individual, Society and Culture (3)
  • ECON 100X/PS 100X--Political Economy (3)
  • HIST 100X--Modern World History (3)
  • Complete one of the following:
    ART/MUS/THR 200X--Aesthetic Appreciation: Interrelationship of Art, Drama and Music (3)
    HUM 201X--Unity in the Arts (3)
    ANS 202X--Aesthetic Appreciation of Alaska Native Performance (3) ENGL/FL 200X--World Literatures (3)
  • Humanities or social science elective (3)
  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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

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

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

Associate of Applied Science Requirements

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 Certificate and Associate Degree Programs section on page 81.

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:

Communication (9 credits)

  • Written Communication 6
  • ENGL 111X--Introduction to Academic Writing (3)
  • Complete one of the following:
    CIOS 260--Business Communications (3)
    ENGL 211X--Academic Writing about Literature (3)
    ENGL 212--Business, Grant and Report Writing* (3)
    ENGL 213X--Academic Writing about the Social and Natural Sciences (3)

Oral Communication (3 credits)

  • Complete one of the following:
    COMM 131X--Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Group Context (3)
    COMM 141X--Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Public Context (3)

Computation (3 credits)

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

Human Relations (3 credits)

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

Major specialty at least 30
Electives to total 60

* 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
Community Health
Culinary Arts
Dental Assistant
Early Childhood Education
Educator: Para-Professional
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
Tribal Management
Yup'ik Language Proficiency


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