Associate of Science Degree
The Associate of Science program at Interior Alaska Campus invites you to join us in pursuit of your dreams. There are so many fantastic reasons to choose IAC and pursue an Associate of Science degree. There is no place in the world like Fairbanks, Alaska, and there is no comparison to the education, research opportunities, and community that you will find here.
About our Program
The Associate of Science Degree (AS degree) is a two-year program designed to complete
the major core requirements of a Bachelor of Science Degree (BS degree). It is a broad-based
course of study which includes English, communication, math, science, and humanity
course requirements. The minimum requirements for the degree are 60 credits. All of
the concentration electives for this course of study are math and science-based classes.
An Associate of Science degree is especially appealing to students who intend to transfer to another college after their two-year program has ended. An A.S. degree prepares students to pursue Bachelor's Degrees in medical and nursing fields, math, engineering, biological studies, or any science-oriented field.
Why take the ALEKS PPL test?
Unless you have previously completed a mathematics or statistics course at UA or another
Unless you have previously completed a mathematics or statistics course at UA or another college or university, you must take the ALEKS PPL test to be placed into the correct course in mathematics, statistics, and other quantitative subjects. If you have credit for a mathematics or statistics course already, check Exceptions. Note the test is free to you.
What are the steps?
- Determine how you will take the test. This is an online test which you can take at home or at some testing centers. (Planning)
- Pick the time. On average the test takes 90 minutes; however, you have up to 3 hours. If scheduling with a testing center let them know it takes 90 minutes on average.
- Follow the instructions on installing the lockdown browser and virtual proctor.
- Take the test.
- After getting your score, you may use ALEKS PPL to review material and then retest to improve your score.
UAF Math Services provides online and in-person tutoring for students in UAF (and IAC) math and statistics courses. Visit the link for more information, and to look at their semester dependent schedule.
UAF's Community and Technical College (CTC) in downtown Fairbanks provides world-class tutoring in math and in writing. To schedule an appointment to meet with a tutor in person or online, please visit their page by clicking the button below.