A.A.S., Interdisciplinary Studies
Admission process for an Interdisciplinary Studies A.A.S.
Students who are interested in an interdisciplinary studies program should meet with an advisor in the office of Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies or the CTC Advising Center to develop their educational plan. Appointments can be scheduled by clicking the "schedule an appointment" link on the undergraduate interdisciplinary studies website or by calling the CTC Advising Center at 907-455-2800.
If you are not currently an active UAF student, are attending as a nondegree student, or are admitted to different degree level, you need to apply for admission with the UAF Office of Admissions. If you are currently active in an associate degree program at UAF, you do not need to reapply for admission and can skip this step.
- Create a draft of your interdisciplinary studies major plan, including its title, courses to be included, a written description and a capstone. You can work on a draft directly on the Interdisciplinary Studies Associate of Applied Science - Goals Option Approval Form. Students are also encouraged to use a plan ahead worksheet or spreadsheet to lay out a path to graduation.
Contact faculty (three minimum) to serve as your interdisciplinary committee. One faculty member will serve as the chair/advisor. The faculty chair should be affiliated with an academic unit that provides the degree level you are seeking. You should arrange a committee meeting for all members to meet and discuss your proposal. At this meeting, the committee will review your interdisciplinary proposal and provide feedback to help you choose your title and proposed courses.
After receiving feedback and advice from your faculty committee, you will fill out or edit your drafted Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Degree - Goals Option Approval Form. The form must be submitted electronically to the office of Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies, and will then be routed for electronic signatures by you, each of your committee members and the dean of the Community and Technical College as well as the director of undergraduate interdisciplinary studies and vice provost for final approval.
Once your interdisciplinary studies packet is approved, you will be notified by email and your DegreeWorks will be updated to show your new major’s courses. You will work with your committee chair as your primary academic advisor going forward.
Any changes to the approved curriculum are made only with the approval of your faculty committee chair and submitted on a UAF Undergraduate Petition form and signed by all necessary parties. Petitions should be submitted to the undergraduate interdisciplinary studies office for the director to consider for final approval.
The approved title of your major will appear on the transcript and diploma when you graduate as “Your Title: Interdisciplinary Studies."
More information can be found on the interdisciplinary studies website.
Minimum Requirements for Interdisciplinary Studies A.A.S.: 60 credits
|General University Requirements|
|Complete the general university requirements.|
|A.A.S. Degree Requirements|
|Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements.|
|Interdisciplinary Studies Program Requirements:|
|Select course work from more than one discipline to create a cohesive body of knowledge for a minimum of 30 credits. Courses must be approved by three faculty, the dean of UAF Community and Technical College, the director of undergraduate interdisciplinary studies and the UAF vice provost.||30|
See the Admission Requirements tab for more information on the approval process for the program requirements for the interdisciplinary studies major.
Note: Any changes to an approved interdisciplinary proposal need to be approved by the chair of your committee by petition and by the vice provost.