Postbaccalaureate Certificates

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  1. The student must complete at least 24 approved semester credits to earn a postbaccalaureate certificate. (See Regents’ Policy 10.04.030)

  2. At least 15 credits must be earned after the posting of a previous baccalaureate degree.  

  3. Previously earned credits at regionally accredited institutions can be assigned to the certificate as long as at least 9 credits applicable to the student’s certificate program are earned through UAF after acceptance into the program.

  4. Certificate programs may include non-coursework requirements.

  5. Courses at the 500-level are for professional development and are not applicable toward any postbaccalaureate certificate, even by petition.

  6. At all course levels, a student must earn a C- grade or higher in all courses required for the postbaccalaureate certificate unless otherwise specified by the program.

  7. At least two-thirds of the credits required for the postbaccalaureate certificate must be taken at the upper division (300-400) or graduate (600) level.

  8. If the requirements for a postbaccalaureate certificate are not met within seven years of formal acceptance into the program, admission expires and the student must reapply for admission and meet the admission requirements in effect at the time of readmission or graduation. (See How to Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in the UAF Catalog)

  9. All credits counted toward the postbaccalaureate certificate, including transfer credits, must be earned within the consecutive seven-year period prior to graduation. (See How to Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in the UAF Catalog)

  10. Students may be awarded two or more postbaccalaureate certificates simultaneously if the 15 additional credits and other requirements have been earned for each additional postbaccalaureate certificate.


Students may pursue concurrent postbaccalaureate certificates as long as they have formally applied and been accepted to each program through the Office of Admissions.