2005-2006 UAF Catalog


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

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)
    • Complete one of the following:
      1. Minor complex* at least 15
      2. 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

  • Electives 12-19

  • 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.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.

  • Majors Available for B.A. Degree

    Alaska Native Studies
    Anthropology
    Art
    Biological Sciences
    Chemistry
    Child Development and Family Studies
    Communication
    Earth Science
    Economics
    Elementary Education
    English
    Eskimo, Inupiaq
    Eskimo, Yup’ik
    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 for 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 Science
    Early Childhood Education*
    Economics
    Emergency Services*
    Environmental Politics
    English
    Environmental Politics
    Eskimo
    Film Studies
    Finance
    Foreign Languages
    French
    General Business
    General Education
    Geography
    Geology
    German
    History
    Human Services*
    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

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

    *These minors are listed under the certificate and associate degree programs section of this catalog.

    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 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
    Yup’ik Language Proficiency

  • 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 n eed to follow the degree requirements in a single catalog for both majors.

    Bachelor of Science

    Complete the baccalaureate core (38-39 credidts)

    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
  • Minor complex
    (optional)* 15 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.

  • 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 for majors are listed in the following section.

  • 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 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 baccalaureate 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.

    Complete the baccalaureate core (38-39 credits)
    (BA 323X--Business Ethics 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 (3 credits)

    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 credits)

    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--Management of Information Systems
    or 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
  • Minor complex
    (optional) ** at least 15
  • Minimum credits
    required for degree 120

    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.

  • Majors Available for B.B.A. Degree

    Accounting
    Business Administration
    Economics

    Requirements of majors are listed in the Baccalaureate Degree and Programs section.

    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 baccalaureate 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 baccalaureate degree programs section.


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