2011 - 2012 Catalog

2010-11 catalog coverThe catalog is a complete guide to studying at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The catalog includes information on admission and graduation requirements, the academic calendar, and program and course listings for certificate, associate, bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. degree students.

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Housing

Single Student Housing

Eligibility

Application Process

Costs

Consequences of Canceling a Housing Contract

Halls and Rooms

EDGE Program

Room Use During Vacation Periods

Family Housing/Graduate Housing

Eligibility

Application Process

Costs

Apartments

Immunization Policy and Housing

Mandatory Immunizations and Tests

Where to Get More Information

Dining Services

The UAF Dining Experience

Meal Plans

Using Your Meal Plan

Where to Get More Information


Services and Resources

Academic Advising and Learning Assistance

Academic Advising Center

Community and Technical College Student Assistance and Advising Center

Rural Student Services

International Student Advising

Student Support Services

Tutoring Services

Academic Computing

Academic Records, Registration and Graduation

Alumni Association

Army ROTC

Financial Assistance

Curriculum

ASUAF

Athletics and Recreation

Athletics Department

Campus Recreation

Career Services

Continuing Education

Cooperative Extension Service

Developmental Education

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Exchange Programs

National Student Exchange

Study Abroad And International Exchange Programs

General Studies

Greek Life at UAF

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Honors Program

Eligibility

Program Features

Libraries

Multicultural Affairs and Diversity

New Student Orientation Program

Northern Military Programs

PolarExpress Identification Card

Police and Fire Departments

Post Office

Student Health and Counseling Center

Student Services

Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning

Testing Services

Upward Bound Classic Program

Women's Center

Wood Center


Occupational Endorsements

How to Earn an Occupational Endorsement

Occupational Endorsements

General University Requirements

Residence Credit

Residency Requirement

Occupational Endorsement Requirements

Occupational Endorsement Programs


Certificates and Associate Degrees

How to Earn a Certificate or Associate Degree

General University Requirements

Majors

Concentrations

Second Associate Degree

Degree Requirements and Time Limits

Exceptions to Degree Requirements

Residency Requirement

Graduation

Types of Certificates and Associate Degrees

Certificate Requirements

General Associate Degree Requirements

Associate of Arts Requirements

Associate of Applied Science Requirements

Associate of Science Requirements

Certificate and Associate Degree Programs


Bachelor's Degrees

How to Earn a Bachelor's Degree

General University Requirements

Majors

Concentrations

Minors

Second Bachelor's Degree

Double Degrees

Residence Credit

Residency Requirement

Degree Requirements and Time Limits

Exceptions to Degree Requirements

Reserving Courses for Graduate Programs

Graduation

Types of Bachelor's Degrees

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

The Core Curriculum

Course Classifications for the Baccalaureate Core

Baccalaureate Core

Beyond the Core

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Emergency Management

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Technology

Bachelor's Degree Programs

Pre-Professional Opportunities


Graduate Degrees

How to Earn a Graduate Degree

Academics, Policies and Regulations

General University Requirements

Graduate Advisory Committee

Graduate Study Plan

Changing Programs

Advancement to Candidacy

Examinations

Graduation

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Certificates

Requirements for Graduate Certificates

Requirements for Graduate Degrees

Master's Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy Degree

Exceptions to Degree Requirements

Types of Master's Degrees

Master of Arts -- with Thesis

Master of Arts -- with Project

Master of Arts in Teaching

Master of Science -- with Project

Master of Science -- with Thesis

Master of Business Administration

Master of Civil Engineering

Master of Education

Master of Electrical Engineering

Master of Fine Arts

Master of Natural Resources Management and Geography

Master of Software Engineering

Specialized Programs

Peace Corps Master's International Program

Graduate Degree Programs


Course Descriptions

How to Read the Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions


UAF Administration, Faculty and Emeriti

UA Board of Regents

UAF Administration

Governance

Faculty

Emeriti

Fairbanks Campus Map

Directory

Catalog Addendum

About this Online Catalog

 

Academic calendar

Degrees and Programs at a Glance

Overview

Welcome to UAF

Accreditation

UAF Facts and Figures

Degrees Conferred, Spring 2010

Student Profile, Fall 2010

Estimated 2011 - 2012 UAF Annual Costs

The UAF Experience

UAF -- Then and Now

Students

Faculty

UAF's Mission

Commitment to Quality

Campuses

Fairbanks Campus

Troth Yeddha'

Community Campuses

Bristol Bay Campus in Dillingham

Chukchi Campus in Kotzebue

Community and Technical College Campus in Fairbanks

Interior-Aleutians Campus

Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel

Northwest Campus in Nome

Center for Distance Education and Independent Learning

Colleges and Schools

Education

Engineering and Mines

Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

Graduate School

Liberal Arts

Management

Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences

Natural Science and Mathematics

Rural and Community Development

Research Institutes and Centers

Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station

Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Alaska Native Language Center

Alaska Quaternary Center

Alaska Sea Grant College Program

Institute of Arctic Biology

Arctic Region Supercomputing Center

Center for Cross-Cultural Studies

School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Juneau Center

Fishery Industrial Technology Center

Geophysical Institute

Center for Global Change and Arctic System Research

International Arctic Research Center

Institute of Marine Science

Institute of Northern Engineering

University of Alaska Museum of the North


Getting Started

Applying for Admission: Occupational Endorsement Programs

When to Apply

How to Apply

Admission Requirements

Program Completion

Where to Get More Information

Applying for Admission: Certificate or Associate Degree Programs

When to Apply

How to Apply

Admission Requirements

Transfer Students

High School Students

Home-Schooled Students

After Acceptance

Request To Postpone

Readmission of Former Degree-seeking Students

Where to Get More Information

Applying for Admission: Bachelor's Degree Programs

When to Apply

How to Apply

Admission Requirements

Pre-Major

General Studies

Transfer Students

Probational Acceptance

High School Students

Home-Schooled Students

After Acceptance

Conditional and Final Acceptance

Request to Postpone

Applying for a Second Bachelor's Degree

Readmission of Former Degree-seeking Students

Where to Get More Information

Applying for Admission: Graduate Degree Programs

When to Apply

How to Apply

Admission Requirements

After Acceptance

Request to Postpone

Where to Get More Information

Applying for Admission: International Students

When to Apply

Admission Requirements

English Proficiency Requirements

Where to Get More Information

Undergraduate Course Placement and Transfer Credits

Course Placement

Mandatory Placement

English and Mathematics

Foreign Language

Course Prerequisites

Transferring Credits

Transferring Credits within the UA System

Alternate Ways to Earn Credit

UAF Advanced Placement Credit

Credit by Exam

Credit for Prior Learning

Competency Testing

Independent Learning

Registration

Mandatory Academic Advising

Placement Tests

Non-degree Students

High School and Secondary School Students

Adding, Dropping and Withdrawing from Classes

Non-Attendance Drop Policy

Withdrawing

Withdrawals After the Deadline

Faculty-initiated Drop or Withdrawal

Where to Get More Information


Academics and Regulations

Academics and Regulations

Communication via Email

Class Standing

Full- or Part-time Status/Study Load

Grading Options

Credit/No-Credit Option

Auditing

Changing from Credit to Audit

Grading System and Grade Point Average Computation

Attendance

Academic Progress

Academic Standards

Good Standing

Academic Honors

Probation

Academic Disqualification

Academic Dismissal

Appeal of Academic Decisions

Grade Error Policy

Grade Appeals Policy

Academic Decisions Other Than Grades

Students' Rights and Responsibilities

Student Code of Conduct

Student Behavioral Standards

Information Release and FERPA


Costs and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

Tuition

Resident and Non-Resident Tuition

Basic Student Fees (table)

Other Fees (table)

Paying Tuition and Fees

Consequences of Not Paying

Tuition Waivers

Refunds

Tuition and Fees

Refund Processing Timeline

Exception to Policy: Appeal for Refund of Tuition

Housing

Meals

Financial Aid

What is Financial Aid

Who Receives Financial Aid

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Costs of Attending UAF

How Eligibility is Determined

Scholarships, Grants and Tuition Waivers

Graduate Assistantships

Loans

Student Employment

Veterans' Services

Remaining Eligible for Aid

Payment to the Student

Important Financial Aid Dates

Rights and Responsibilities of Accepting Financial Aid

Where to Get More Information


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