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1999-2000 Catalog

Undergraduate


Baccalaureate Degrees

THE BACCALAUREATE EXPERIENCE: THE CORE CURRICULUM

Undergraduate baccalaureate study at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is characterized by a common set of learning experiences known as the Core Curriculum. The core provides students with a shared foundation of skills and knowledge that, when combined with specialized study in the major and other specific degree requirements, is designed to prepare students to better meet the demands of life in the 21st century. Through the baccalaureate core experience, every UAF student is expected to achieve:

Through better integration of knowledge, it is expected that UAF graduates will more fully understand the changing world in which they will be expected to function. The core curriculum applies to all students (new freshman and transfer students) admitted to and enrolling in baccalaureate degree programs at UAF in the fall semester 1991 and thereafter. If you completed your bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, you will be considered to have completed the equivalent of the baccalaureate core when you have been officially accepted to an undergraduate degree program at UAF.

Baccalaureate Core

Requirements Credits

Bachelor of Arts

Requirements Credits

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 Degrees and Programs section.

Majors Available for B.A. Degree

Alaska Native Studies, Anthropology, Art, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Communication, Earth Sciences, Economics, English, Eskimo, Foreign Language, Geography, History, Human Services, Interdisciplinary Studies, Japanese Studies, Journalism, Justice, Linguistics, Mathematics, Music, Northern Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Rural Development, Russian Studies, Social Work, Sociology and Theater. (Requirements of majors are listed in the Degrees and Programs section of this catalog.)

Minors Available for B.A. Degree

Accounting, Alaska Native Languages, Alaska Native Studies, Anthropology, Arctic Skills, Art, Asian Studies, Athletic Coaching, Aviation, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Early Childhood, Economics, Elementary Education, English, Eskimo, French, General Business, General Education, Geography, Geology, German, History, Humanities, Human Service Technology, Human Services, Japanese, Journalism, Justice, Law and Society, Linguistics, Management and Organizations, Marketing, Mathematics, Military Science, Music, Natural Resources Management, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Rural Development, Russian, Russian Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Theater, Wildlife Biology and Women's Studies.

The following associate degree programs are approved as minors for the Bachelor of Arts degree: Applied Business, Aviation Technology, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood, Fire Science, Human Services Technology and Office Management and Technology, and Paralegal Studies.

Double Major

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 and/or through the change of major procedure. You'll need to follow the degree requirements in a single catalog for both majors.

Bachelor of Science

Requirements Credits

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 Degrees and Programs section of the catalog.

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

Double Major

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 and/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 Business Administration

All majors must earn a "C" or better in all Common Body of Knowledge courses, department-specific general requirements, major specific requirements, and specific math and statistics requirements.

Requirements Credits

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.

** Specific requirements are listed in the Degrees and Programs section of the catalog.

Majors Available for B.B.A. Degree

Accounting, Business Administration (Management and Organizations, Marketing), Economics. (Requirements of majors are listed in the Degrees and Programs section of this catalog.)

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION

See Education in Degrees and Programs section.

BACHELOR OF MUSIC

See Music in Degrees 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.

Majors Available for B.F.A. Degree

Art, Theater*.

* Pending approval by the Board of Regents.

BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY

See Technology in Degrees and Program section.


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