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 F100-level or above with 20 credits at the F200-level or above, and be distributed as follows:

Baccalaureate core credits … 38 – 44
General electives … 16 – 22

Requirements

Communication (9 credits)

Complete one of the following:

Complete one of the following:

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

Complete all of the following four courses:

Complete one of the following three courses:

Complete one of the following six courses:

Note: Recommended for students who will earn a B.A. or B.S. degree. An additional social science elective may be substituted for the A.A. degree.

Or complete 12 credits from the above courses plus one of the following:

Mathematics (3 credits)

Complete one of the following:

* No credit may be earned for more than one of MATH F107X or F161X.

Or complete one of the following:*

*Or any math course having one of these as a prerequisite 3 – 4

Natural Sciences (8 credits)

Complete any two (4-credit) courses.

Library and Information Research 0 – 1

Successful completion of library skills competency test or LS F100X or F101X prior to junior standing 0 – 1

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 F100-level or above and be distributed as follows:

Requirements

Communication (9 Credits)

Written Communication (6 credits)

Complete one of the following:

Oral Communication (3 credits)

Complete one of the following:

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 F212 does not fulfill the second half of the written communication requirement for the bachelor's degree.

Associate of Science Requirements

The Associate of Science is an addendum to the 2008-2009 UAF General Catalog.
A new degree program in Associate of Science was approved by the UA Board of Regents in April 2008. This page includes the specifics of this new program's requirements.

The associate of science degree represents the completion of a broad-based course of study with an emphasis in the sciences. This degree may serve as a stepping-stone to a science-related baccalaureate program. You may earn only one A.S. degree.

Requirements

Communication (9 credits)

Complete one of the following:

Humanities and Social Sciences (15 credits)

Complete all of the following:

Complete one of the following:

Or complete 12 credits from the above courses plus one of the following:

Mathematics (3 credits)

Or complete one of the following:

*No credit may be earned for more than one of MATH F107X or F161X.

Natural Sciences (16 credits)

Complete any two (4 credit) courses.

Complete a one-year sequence in one natural science beyond the baccalaureate core. The total courses used to satisfy this requirement shall represent at least two different natural sciences.

Library and Information Research (0-1 credits)

Successful completion of library skills competency test or LS F100X OR F101X prior to junior standing

Concentration specialty at least 15

Total credits required 60


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