Key to abbreviations and honors

Academic degree abbreviations

  • A.A. ...... Associate of Arts
  • A.A.S. ..... Associate of Applied Science
  • A.S. ..... Associate of Science
  • B.A. ..... Bachelor of Arts
  • B.A.S. ..... Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
  • B.B.A. ..... Bachelor of Business Administration
  • B.E.M. ..... Bachelor of Emergency Management
  • B.F.A. ..... Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • B.M. ..... Bachelor of Music
  • B.S. ..... Bachelor of Science
  • B.T. ..... Bachelor of Technology
  • Cert. ..... Certificate
  • Gr. Cert. ..... Graduate Certificate
  • M.A. ..... Master of Arts
  • M.A.T. ..... Master of Arts in Teaching
  • M.B.A. ..... Master of Business Administration
  • M.C.E. ..... Master of Civil Engineering
  • M.Ed. ...... Master of Education
  • M.E.E. ..... Master of Electrical Engineering
  • M.F.A. ..... Master of Fine Arts
  • M.N.R.M.G. ..... Master of Natural Resources Management and Geography
  • M.S. ..... Master of Science
  • M.S.E. ..... Master of Software Engineering
  • Ph.D. ..... Doctor of Philosophy

Students in the College of Rural and Community Development have their home campuses indicated beside their names. For the most part, degree candidates outside the Fairbanks area will participate in graduation ceremonies at their home campuses.

Confirmation of degrees and honors for the May 2013 degree candidates whose names are listed in this program will be made when final grades are received.

* Denotes summer degree recipient
** Denotes December degree recipient

Red sashes signify graduating Alaska Native and Native American students. Blue sashes signify graduating Community and Technical College students. The red, white and blue honor cords pay tribute to active-duty service members and veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Student-athletes are wearing a blue sash with the Alaska Nanooks logo. International students may be wearing a sash recognizing their home country.

Honors recognition

Graduation with Honors
Associate and baccalaureate degree students who graduated with honors in August and December 2012 and candidates for graduation in May 2013 wear a gold honor cord.

Cumulative grade point averages required for graduating with honors are:

  • summa cum laude …… 3.9 or higher with no grades lower than an Amagna
  • cum laude …… 3.75 – 3.8
  • cum laude …… 3.5 – 3.74

Honors Program
The Honors Program graduation designation indicates completion of this program, which requires exceptional aptitude, academic performance and achievement in a challenging course of study. Honors students must complete 12 or 27 credits in specially designed courses and an honors capstone/senior thesis in their major. Students may also earn honors credits by studying abroad, through thesis credits, contracts, independent study agreements or through state, national or international internships. Graduating Honors Thesis Scholars have earned 12 honors credits and wear a long blue-trimmed and striped gold sash with a single blue and gold honor cord. University Honors Scholars have earned 27 honors credits and wear the same sash with a double blue and gold honor cord.

Golden Key Honor Society
An interdisciplinary organization to recognize and encourage outstanding upper-division students, Golden Key is an international student-run service organization committed to meeting the needs of scholastic achievers. Initiated members wear a gold medallion on a blue and gold ribbon, a gold satin sash with a blue logo, or a blue and gold honor cord.

Student Leadership Honors and Leadership Distinction
Student Leadership Honors recognition is granted to students who have made significant contributions to enhancing the mission of UAF, the surrounding community and the promotion of student life. Students receiving this recognition wear a burgundy honor cord.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction recognition is granted to students who have
displayed a commitment of excellence to themselves, UAF and their community as a
whole. Students receiving this recognition wear a silver honor cord.

Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is open to students in all academic disciplines. PKP promotes the pursuit of excellence and the recognition of outstanding achievement by students and faculty alike. Membership is limited to the top students of each graduating class. Initiated members wear a blue ribbon and a medallion bearing the symbolic seal of the society.

Student Ambassador
Students involved in the Student Ambassador Program have demonstrated outstanding campus leadership and have supported the growth of the university through new student recruitment and community-service efforts.

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