2002-2003 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs

See also pre-professional advising and addendum for programs approved after publication of this catalog.

Cert. - Certificate
Lic. - Licensure*
A.A. - Associate of Arts
A.A.S. - Associate of Applied Science
B.A. - Bachelor of Arts
B.A.S. - Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
B.B.A. - Bachelor of Business Administration
B.F.A. - Bachelor of Fine Arts
B.M. - Bachelor of Music
B.S. - Bachelor of Science
B.S./M.S. - Bachelor of Science/Master of Science
B.T. - Bachelor of Technology
E.M. - Engineer of Mines
M.A. - Master of Arts
M.F.A. - Master of Fine Arts
M.S. - Master of Science
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
Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy

Accounting, B.B.A.
Accounting, Applied, A.A.S.
Accounting Technician, Cert.
Airframe, Cert. (see Maintenance Technology)
Alaska Native Languages (minor only)
Alaska Native Studies, B.A.
Anthropology, B.A., B.S., M.A., Ph.D.

  • Archaeology and Biological Anthropology, B.S.
  • Social/Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology, B.A.

Applied Physics, B.S.

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Computational Physics

Apprenticeship Technology, A.A.S.
Arctic Engineering, M.S.
Arctic Skills (minor only)
Art, B.A.
Art, B.F.A., M.F.A.

  • Ceramics
  • Computer Art
  • Drawing
  • Metalsmithing (B.F.A. only)
  • Native Art
  • Painting
  • Photography (M.F.A. only)
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

Arts and Sciences, B.A.S.
Asian Studies (minor only)
Associate of Arts, A.A.
Atmospheric Sciences, M.S., Ph.D.
Aviation Maintenance Technology, Cert. (see Maintenance Technology)
Aviation/Professional Piloting, A.A.S.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, M.S., Ph.D.
Biological Sciences, B.A., B.S.
Biological Sciences, Ph.D.

  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Zoology

Biology, M.S., M.A.T.
Botany, M.S.
Business Administration, B.B.A..

  • Finance
  • General Business
  • Management and Organizations
  • Marketing

Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Capital Markets
  • General Management

Business Management, Applied, Cert.

  • Computer Applications
  • General Business
  • Human Resources
  • Tourism

Business, Applied, A.A.S.

  • Computer Applications
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Tourism

Chemistry, B.A., B.S.

  • Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Juristic Chemistry

Chemistry, M.A., M.S.
Civil Engineering, B.S., M.C.E., M.S.
Communication, B.A.
Community Health, Cert., A.A.S.
Community Psychology, M.A.
Computational Physics, M.S.
Computer Information Systems (minor only)
Computer Science, B.S., B.S./M.S., M.S.
Creative Writing, M.F.A.
Cross-Cultural Studies, M.A.
Culinary Arts, A.A.S.
Culinary Arts, Cert.

  • Baking
  • Cooking
  • Culinary Arts

Dental Assistant, Cert., A.A.S.
Drafting Technology, Cert.

  • Architectural and Civil Drafting
  • Architectural Drafting
  • Civil Drafting

Early Childhood Education, Cert., A.A.S.
Earth Science, B.A.
Economics, B.A., B.B.A.
Economics, Resource and Applied, M.S.
Education, Elementary, B.A.
Education, Lic.

  • Elementary
  • Secondary

Education, M.Ed.

  • Cross-Cultural
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership
  • (Type B Licensure)
  • Language and Literacy

Electrical Engineering, B.S.

  • Communications
  • Computer Engineering
  • Power and Control

Electrical Engineering, M.E.E., M.S.
Emergency Services, Cert., A.A.S.

  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Hazardous Materials Control
  • Municipal Fire Control
  • Public Safety
  • Wildlands Fire Control

Engineer of Mines, E.M.
Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Arctic
  • Civil
  • Electrical
  • Engineering Management
  • Environmental
  • Mechanical

Engineering Management, M.S.
English, B.A., M.A.
Environmental Chemistry, M.S., Ph.D.
Environmental Engineering and Environmental Quality Science, M.S.
Eskimo, B.A.

  • Inupiaq Eskimo
  • Yup'ik Eskimo

Film Studies (minor only)
Fisheries, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Food Science and Nutrition (Cooperative)
Foreign Languages, B.A.

  • Language Studies
  • Second Language

General Science, B.S., M.S.
Geography, B.A.
Geography (Environmental Studies), B.S.
Geological Engineering, B.S., M.S.
Geology, B.S.

  • Economic Geology
  • General Geology
  • Petroleum Geology

Geology, M.S.

  • Economic Geology
  • General Geology
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Quaternary Geology
  • Remote Sensing
  • Volcanology

Geology, Ph.D.
Geophysics, M.S.

  • Remote Sensing Geophysics
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost Geophysics
  • Solid-Earth Geophysics

Geophysics, Ph.D.
Ground Vehicle Maint.Tech., Cert. (see Maintenance Technology)

  • Automotive
  • Diesel/Heavy Equipment
  • Power Generation

Guidance and Counseling, M.Ed.

  • Elementary
  • Secondary

History, B.A.
Human Services, A.A.S.

  • Addictions Counseling
  • Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
  • Residential Care
  • Supervision and Management in Human Services
  • Workforce Development

Interdisciplinary Studies, A.A.S., B.A., B.S., B.T., M.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Japanese Studies, B.A.
Journalism, B.A.

  • News-Editorial
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Public Relations-Advertising
  • Publishing-Multimedia

  Justice, B.A.
Justice, Administration of, M.A.
Law and Society (minor only)
Linguistics, B.A.
Maintenance Technology, A.A.S.

  • Automotive
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Diesel/Heavy Equipment

Marine Biology, M.S., Ph.D.
Mathematics, B.A., B.S., M.S., M.A.T., Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering, B.S., M.S.
Medical Assistant, A.A.S.
Medical/Dental Reception, Cert.
Microcomputer Support Specialist, Cert., A.A.S.
Military Science (minor only)
Mineral Preparation Engineering, M.S.
Mining Engineering, B.S., M.S.
Music, B.A.
Music, B.M.

  • Music Education
  • Performance

Music, M.A.

  • Conducting
  • Music Education
  • Music History
  • Performance
  • Theory/Composition

Native Language Education, Cert., A.A.S.

  • Athabascan
  • Inupiaq Eskimo

Natural Resources Management, B.S.

  • Forestry
  • Plant, Animal and Soil Science
  • Resources

Natural Resources Management, M.S.
Northern Studies, B.A., M.A.
Oceanography, M.S., Ph.D.

  • Biological
  • Chemical
  • Fisheries
  • Geological
  • Physical

Office Management and Technology, Cert., A.A.S.

  • General Office Management
  • Legal Office Management
  • Medical Office Management

Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.
Petroleum Engineering, B.S., M.S.
Philosophy, B.A.
Phlebotomy, Cert.
Physics, B.A., B.S., M.S., M.A.T., Ph.D.
Political Science, B.A.
Powerplant, Cert. (see Maintenance Technology)
Process Technology, A.A.S.
Professional Communication, M.A.

  • Communication
  • Journalism

Psychology, B.A., B.S.
Renewable Resources, A.A.S.
Rural Development, B.A.

  • Community Organization and Service
  • Community Research and Cultural Documentation
  • Land/Renewable Resources
  • Rural Health & Human Svcs. Mgmt.
  • Small Business Management
  • Tribal and Local Government Admin.

Rural Development, M.A.
Rural Human Services, Cert.
Russian Studies, B.A.
Science Management, M.S.
Social Work, B.A.
Sociology, B.A., B.S.
Space Physics, M.S., Ph.D.
Statistics, B.S.
Technology, B.T.
Theater, B.A.

  • Design/Technical Theatre
  • Directing
  • Film
  • Performance

Tribal Management, Cert., A.A.S.
Wildlife Biology, B.S., M.S.
Women's Studies (minor only)
Zoology, M.S.

Pre-Professional Advising

Library Science
Physical Therapy
Veterinary Medicine

Programs approved after this catalog was published may be found on the web at

*Educational licensure issued by State of Alaska