General Information

You may submit a proposal for an interdisciplinary program after completing 15 credits as long as you have 30 credits remaining in your proposed interdisciplinary program. The proposed curriculum must differ significantly from established degree programs at UAF and will require evidence that the necessary facilities and faculty are available to ensure an approximation of a normal undergraduate degree.

In developing an interdisciplinary proposal, you should specify the degree (A.A.S, B.A., B.S. or B.A.A.S.), include an explanation of how the proposed program differs substantially from established UAF programs, and include a discussion showing that current UAF resources are adequate to meet the requirements of the proposed program. (A minimum of two disciplines is required for the interdisciplinary degree.) The student then obtains an advisory committee of at least three faculty members from the appropriate disciplines and holds at least one formal meeting with the full committee to review the proposal. The committee will appoint a chair, review the proposed program, select a degree title in concert with the student, and recommend the program for approval.  The degree is awarded through the school or college of the chair of the committee.


Types of Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Degrees


A.A.S. - The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is intended for students who are preparing for entry-level employment or upgrading in a specific occupation. Minimum credits required for degree: 60 credits.

B.A. - The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is typically pursued by students whose major areas of study are directed toward humanities, arts and social science disciplines. Minimum credits required for degree: 130 credits
              
B.S. - The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree is typically pursued by students whose major areas of study are directed toward natural sciences, mathematics , statistics, engineering, computer science and some social science fields. Minimum credits required for degree: 130 credits

B.A.A.S - The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (B.A.A.S.) degree is an interdisciplinary degree designed for students with technical or vocational backgrounds who want to enhance their experiences with more advanced academic pursuits. The completion of an A.A.S. degree is required as part of the B.A.A.S degree. Minimum credits required for degree: 120.


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