B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, General Studies Concentration

Admission process for an interdisciplinary studies major with a general studies concentration

  1. Contact the Academic Advising Center at 907-474-6396 or 888-823-8780 to make an initial appointment with a degree completion advisor.

  2. If you are not currently a UAF student, are attending as a nondegree student or are enrolled in an associate or certificate program, you need to apply for admission to a bachelor’s degree with the UAF Office of Admissions. If you are currently active in a bachelor degree program at UAF, you do not need to reapply for admission and can skip this step. New transfer students must have official transcripts from all previous colleges sent to UAF’s Office of Admissions.

  3. Submit a letter of rationale to your degree completion advisor. The interdisciplinary studies major with a general studies concentration is intended for students who have 100 or more college credits but are not close to graduating or have obstacles preventing them from graduating with a particular major. The letter of rationale for the general studies concentration should be one to two pages and should include the following information:

    • Your name and UA ID number

    • The degree type you are pursuing: B.A., B.S. or B.A.A.S.

    • Any minors that you are adding to your major (if applicable)

    • An explanation of why you would like to graduate with the interdisciplinary studies major and general studies concentration. The explanation should include information about who you are, a summary of your educational background, an outline of your educational and professional goals, and any other relevant information you wish to share.

  4. Your letter will be reviewed by a degree completion advisor, the director of the Academic Advising Center and the UAF vice provost for admission to the major.

  5. Once admitted to the interdisciplinary studies major, you will be notified by email, and your Degree Works will be updated to show your degree requirements.

  6. You will continue to work with a degree completion academic advisor on your path to graduation.

More information can be found on the interdisciplinary studies website at https://www.uaf.edu/inds/.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 130 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.
B.A. Degree and Program Requirements
Complete the B.A. degree requirements
Major Requirements30
Interdisciplinary studies major courses 1
Capstone
GENR F400 Interdisciplinary Capstone or an alternative capstone course or project approved by a degree completion advisor.

Note: At least 39 credits Upper Division (300-499) credits must be earned to complete a UAF bachelor degree.

More information can be found on the interdisciplinary studies website: https://www.uaf.edu/inds/