The Interdisciplinary General Studies program is a pathway to graduation for students who have earned 100 college credits or more, but are not close to completing, or are unable to complete, a particular major. This program is a great fit for students who have transferred several times, have changed majors, are returning to school after a break or who are just looking to finish their bachelor’s degree as efficiently as possible.
Interdisciplinary General Studies students have the ability to choose classes that they want to take. This flexibility allows students to make their bachelor’s degree meaningful and relevant to their interests and goals. Students in this program receive personal attention and comprehensive advising to ensure that their credits are maximized and that their path to graduation is clear and focused.
Three degree options are available in the Interdisciplinary General Studies program: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (B.A.A.S.). The B.A.A.S. degree is specifically designed to build upon the technical experience of students who have earned Associate of Applied Science degrees.
Admission to the Interdisciplinary General Studies requires a consultation with a Degree Completion Advisor.
Courses (130 Credits)
Students must complete the following:
- UAF general education requirements.
- Degree requirements for the B.A., B.S. or B.A.A.S.
- 130 total credits for a B.A. or B.S. and 120 credits for a B.A.A.S.
- A minimum of 30 credits must be from UAF.
- Complete 39 upper-division credits, 24 of which must be UAF credits.
- Complete the baccalaureate capstone requirement.
- Major requirements are flexible and will be selected by you and your advisor.
Step 1: Contact the Academic Advising Center for materials and procedures by filling out the form on this page.
Step 2: Prepare a rationale/justification letter explaining why the degree completion program is a good fit for you. This 1- to 2-page letter should highlight your educational background, your educational/career goals, and it should explain how an Interdisciplinary General Studies degree will help you reach your goals.
Work with your advisor on a degree proposal specific to your needs.
Step 3: A faculty committee will review the letter and degree proposal.
Step 4: If the faculty committee approves, the proposal will be reviewed by the Dean of General Studies for final approval.
Careers in Which Our Graduates Excel
Earning a bachelor’s degree can open the door to many career options or provide an opportunity to advance within an established career. Graduates of UAF’s Interdisciplinary General Studies degree have continued on to graduate degree programs, teaching licensure programs, military advancement and a variety of professional opportunities that require a bachelor’s degree.
UAF’s Interdisciplinary program has a career-focused capstone requirement that requires students to plan ahead and understand the steps needed to reach their professional goals.
Your cost will depend on the number of credits you need as well as the courses you choose. Click here to find information about the tuition and fees for eLearning-supported courses.
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