Overview

The interdisciplinary program provides flexibility to students who have educational goals that do not fit into one of the established majors or minors offered by the university. There are two interdisciplinary bachelor degree tracks: Goals Option and Degree Completion.

GOALS OPTION

An interdisciplinary major allows students to customize and create a major or minor that is unique and different from the majors offered by UAF. Interdisciplinary majors must include courses from at least two different disciplines that focus on a shared theme. To be admitted into the interdisciplinary goals option, students must write a proposal describing the intended name and a description of their major. Interdisciplinary students must also choose a committee of at least three faculty from at least two disciplines to help guide in the selection of courses and ultimately approve their proposal and the major’s content. All interdisciplinary proposals will be reviewed by the dean of the committee chair and the UAF vice provost for final approval.

BACHELORS DEGREE COMPLETION

The interdisciplinary studies major with a general studies concentration is a pathway to graduation for students who are unable to complete a particular major offered at UAF. Students in the general studies concentration have the flexibility to choose classes that are meaningful and relevant to their educational interests and career goals. Admission to the Degree Completion program requires a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher, completion of at least 100 or more college credits, as well as a consultation with a degree completion advisor located in the Academic Advising Center. Students must write a letter of rationale explaining why this program is an appropriate path to graduation for them in order to be admitted to the general studies concentration of the interdisciplinary major. Students may not use the interdisciplinary studies major with a general studies concentration part of a double major.

INTERDISCIPLINARY MINOR

The interdisciplinary minor provides flexibility to students who have educational goals that do not fit into one of the established minors offered by the university. Interdisciplinary minors must include courses from at least two different disciplines that focus on a shared theme. Students must write a proposal describing the intended name, description and list of courses within their minor.  All interdisciplinary proposals will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the UAF vice provost for approval.

 Undergraduate students seeking an Interdisciplinary degree (Associates or Bachelors) should contact an Interdisciplinary advisor in the Academic Advising Center to set up an appointment. 

Call the Academic Advising Center at (907)474-6396 or email us directly at uaf-interdisciplinary@ alaska.eduOur office is located in the Gruening Building, Room 501. 

Looking for information about an Interdisciplinary Master's or PhD?  Visit the Graduate School Interdisciplinary Program Website.