From the UAF 2010 - 2011 Catalog:
The Core Curriculum
For a summary of the bachelor degree requirements see table. Undergraduate bachelor's study at UAF 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, prepares students to better meet the demands of life in the 21st century. Through the baccalaureate core experience, every UAF student is expected to achieve:
- multidimensional competency in written and oral English — including comprehension of complex materials and creation of clearly organized presentations of soundly reasoned thought in both oral and written form;
- a solid grasp of quantitative reasoning and mathematical application;
- an intellectual comfort with the sciences — including the scientific method, frameworks that have nurtured scientific thought, traditions of human inquiry and the impact of technology on the world's ecosystems;
- an appreciation of cultural diversity and its implications for individual and group values, aesthetics and social and political institutions;
- an understanding of global economic interdependence, sense of historical consciousness and a more critical comprehension of literature and the arts;
- a better understanding of one's own values, other value systems and relationships between value systems and life choices.
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.