2007-2008 UAF Catalog

General Associate Degree Requirements

You must have completed 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 bachelor's program. You may earn only one A.A. degree.

The curriculum of the associate of arts degree consists of all courses required to meet the University of Alaska Fairbanks baccalaureate core, with the following exceptions:

  1. The upper division writing and oral intensive courses are not required
  2. In place of the upper division ethics course a humanities or social science elective may be substituted.

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:

Baccalaureate core credits 38-44
General electives 16-22


Communication (9 credits)

Perspectives on the Human Condition (Humanities and social sciences) (18 credits)

Mathematics 3

Natural Sciences (8 credits)

Library and Information Research (0-1 credit)

Total Credits Required 38-39

Students planning to go on to the bachelor's degree are advised to select courses meeting remaining core requirements and courses designated within bachelor's degree majors and minors.

Total Credits Required 60

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.

Note: Students planning to go on to a bachelor's 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 credits)

Oral Communication (3 credits)

Computation (3 credits)

Complete one of the following:

Human Relations (3 credits)

Complete one of the following:

Major specialty at least 30

Electives to total 60

* ENGL 212 does not fulfill the second half of the written communication requirement for the bachelor's degree.

Majors Available for A.A.S. Degree

Accounting, Applied
Apprenticeship Technology
Aviation Maintenance
Business, Applied
Community Health
Construction Management
Construction Trades Technology
Culinary Arts
Dental Assistant
Early Childhood Education
Educator: Para-Professional
Emergency Services
Human Services
Information Technology Specialist
Interdisciplinary Studies
Medical Assistant
Native Language Education
Paralegal Studies
Piloting, Professional
Process Technology
Renewable Resources
Tribal Management
Yup'ik Language Proficiency

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