University of Alaska Fairbanks

1996-1997 catalog

Degrees and Programs


Certification Certificate
A.A. Associate of Arts
A.A.S. Associate of Applied Science
B.A. Bachelor of Arts
B.B.A. Bachelor of Business Administration
B.Ed. Bachelor of Education
B.F.A. Bachelor of Fine Arts
B.M. Bachelor of Music
B.S. Bachelor 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
Ed.S. Educational Specialist
M.E.E. Master of Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy


Accounting, B.B.A. (see also Applied Accounting)
Airframe, Certificate,
Alaska Native Languages (minor only)
Alaska Native Studies, B.A.
Anthropology, B.A., B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Applied Accounting, A.A.S.
Applied Business, A.A.S.
Applied Mining Technology, A.A.S.
Applied Physics, B.S.
Arctic Engineering, M.S.
Art, B.A., B.F.A.
Asian Studies (minor only)
Associate of Arts, A.A.
Athletic Coaching (minor only)
Atmospheric Sciences, M.S., Ph.D.
Aviation Maintenance technology, Cert., A.A.S.
Aviation Technology, A.A.S.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, M.S., Ph.D.
Biology, M.S., M.A.T.
Biological Sciences, B.A., B.S.
Biological Sciences, Ph.D.

  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Zoology

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

  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Travel Industry Management

Business Administration, M.B.A.
Chemistry, B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S.

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Environmental Chemistry

Civil Engineering, B.S., M.C.E., M.S.
Communication, B.A.
Community Health, Certification, A.A.S.
Community Psychology, M.A.
Computer Information and Office Systems, Certification
Computer Information Systems (minor only)
Computer Science, B.S., M.S.
Creative Writing, M.F.A.
Cross-Cultural Communications
Culinary Arts, Certification, A.A.S.
Dentistry (Pre-Professional)
Drafting Technology, Certification
Early Childhood , Certification, A.A.S.
Earth Science, B.A.
Economics, B.A., B.B.A.
Education, Elementary, B.Ed.
Education, Secondary, B.Ed.
Education, M.Ed.

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

Education (minor)
Education, Ed.S.
Electrical Engineering, B.S., M.E.E., M.S.
Engineering Management, M.S.
English, B.A.

  • Forms and Techniques of Writing
  • Literature
  • Teaching

English, M.A.
Environmental Quality Engineering, M.S.
Environmental Quality Science, M.S.
Eskimo, B.A.

  • Inupiaq Eskimo
  • Yup'ik Eskimo

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

  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Forestry (Cooperative)
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.A.T., Ph.D.
Geology, M.S.

  • Economic Geology
  • General Geology
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Quaternary Geology

Geophysics, M.S.

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost Geophysics
  • Solid Earth Geophysics

Geophysics, Ph.D.
Ground Vehicle Maintenance Technology, Cert.
Guidance and Counseling, M.Ed.

  • Elementary
  • Secondary

History, B.A.
Human Services, B.A.
Human Services Technology, A.A.S.
Interdisciplinary Studies Option, A.A.S., B.A., B.S., B.T., M.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Japanese Studies, B.A.
Journalism, B.A.

  • Broadcast
  • News-Editorial
  • Photography
  • Publishing

Justice, B.A.
Law (Pre-Professional)
Law and Society (minor only)
Library Science (Pre-Professional)
Linguistics, B.A.
Maintenance Technology, A.A.S.
Marine Biology, M.S.
Mathematics, B.A., B.S., M.S., M.A.T., Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering, B.S., M.S.
Medical Technology (Cooperative)
Medicine (Pre-Professional)
Military Science/Army ROTC (minor only)
Mineral Preparation Engineering, M.S.
Mining Engineering, B.S., M.S., E.M.
Museum Studies
Music, B.A.
Music, B.M.

  • Music Education
  • Performance

Music, M.A.

  • Alaska Ethnomusicology
  • Music Education
  • Music History
  • Performance
  • Theory/Composition

Native Language Education, Certification, A.A.S.
Natural Resources Management, B.S.

  • Forestry
  • Plant, Animal and Soil Science
  • Resources

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

  • Oceanography, Biological, M.S.
  • Oceanography, Chemical, M.S.
  • Oceanography, Fisheries, M.S.
  • Oceanography, Geological, M.S.
  • Oceanography, Physical, M.S.

Office Management and Technology, Cert., A.A.S.
Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.
Petroleum Engineering, B.S., M.S.
Philosophy, B.A.
Physical Education, B.A.
Physical Therapy
Physics, B.A., B.S., M.S., M.A.T., Ph.D.
Political Science, B.A.
Powerplant, Cert.
Professional Communication, M.A.
Psychology, B.A., B.S.
Renewable Resources, A.A.S.
Resource and Applied Economics, M.S.
Rural Development, B.A.

  • Community Organizations and Services
  • Community Research and Cultural Documentation
  • Land/Renewable Resources
  • Local Government Administration
  • Small Business Management

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., B.F.A.*
Veterinary Medicine (Pre-Professional)
Welding, Certificate
Wildlife Biology, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Women's Studies (minor only)
Zoology, M.S.

* Pending approval by Board of regents