The University of Alaska Fairbanks

1997-98 UAF Catalog

Undergraduate


How to Earn a Degree

Degree Requirements

Certificate Programs

Certificate programs vary in length; however, you can usually complete them in one year.

Requirements

To enroll in a certificate program, and before receiving a certificate, you must formally be admitted. To earn a certificate, you may enroll in any course for which you are eligible.

To earn a certificate, you must earn at least 30 credits, including transfer credit. Fifteen semester hours must be residence credits. You must have a grade point average of 2.0 in all work, as well as in your major.

Credits

Specialty requirements and approved electives (30 credits)

Majors Available for Certificate Programs: Aviation Maintenance Technology, Airframe, Powerplant, Applied Business, Applied Mining Technology, Community Health, Culinary Arts, Drafting Technology, Early Childhood, Fire Science, Native Language Education and Office Management and Technology and Rural Health Services.

Associate Degrees

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.

Requirements

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) Credits

ENGL 111X -- Methods of Written Communication (3 credits)

ENGL 211X -- Intermediate Exposition with Modes of Literature OR *ENGL 212 -- Business, Grant and Report Writing OR

ENGL 213X -- Intermediate Exposition (3 credits)

COMM 131X -- Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Group Context OR COMM 141X -- Fundamentals of Oral

Communication: Public Context (3 credits)

Mathematics or natural science (10 credits)

MATH 107X -- Functions of Calculus** OR MATH 131X -- Concepts and Contemporary Applications of Mathematics (3 credits)

(OR MATH 200, 201, 202, 262, 272 or any math course having one of these as a prerequisite)

One natural science course, with lab, selected from the
baccalaureate core (4 credits)

Mathematics or natural science elective (3 credits)

Humanities and social science (18 credits)

ANTH 100X/SOC 100X -- Individual, Society and Culture (3 credits)

ECON 100X/PS 100X -- Political Economy (3 credits)

HIST 100X -- Modern World History (3 credits)

ART/MUS/THR 200X -- Aesthetic Appreciation:

Interrelationship of Art, Drama and Music OR

HUM 201X -- Unity in the Arts (3 credits)

ENGL/FL 200X -- World Literatures (3 credits)

Humanities or social science elective (3 credits)

(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 one of the required courses above and the 3-credit humanities or social science elective.)

Library and information skills (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 credits)

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

** MATH 161 -- Algebra for Business and Economics, will not be an equivalent course for MATH 107X.

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 training.

Requirements

All credits for the A.A.S. degree must be at the 100-level or above and be distributed as follows:

Communication (9 credits) Credits

ENGL 111X -- Methods of Written Communication (3 credits)

ENGL 211X -- Intermediate Exposition with Modes of Literature OR *ENGL 212 -- Business, Grant and Report Writing OR

ENGL 213X -- Intermediate Exposition (3 credits)

COMM 131X -- Fundamentals of Oral Communication:
Group Context OR

COMM 141X -- Fundamentals of Oral Communication:
Public Context (3 credits)

Mathematics or natural science (3 credits)

A math or natural science course at the 100 level
or above (3 credits)

Humanities, social sciences, math, natural sciences or Perspectives on the Human Condition (3 credits)

Major specialty at least 30

Electives to total (60 credits)

Note: Students planning to go on to the 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.

* 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, Aviation Technology, Community Health, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood, Fire Science, Human Services Technology, Interdisciplinary, Maintenance Technology, Native Language Education, Office Management and Technology, Paralegal Studies and Renewable Resources.

(Requirements of majors listed are in the Degrees and Programs section of this catalog.)


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