Bachelor's Degrees

The bachelor degree is awarded upon the successful completion of a prescribed program of requirements.

Minimum credit requirements120 semester credits
General Education requirements34 semester credits
Upper Division requirement42-48 semester credits for bachelor degrees
Resident credit requirement30 semester credits, 24 must be upper division
Additional special requirementsSome degrees require completion of a portfolio or other assessment of student achievement. See specific degree information for details.

Bachelor Degrees Available:

Double Majors

B.S. and B.A. degree-seeking students may graduate with two majors provided both majors are for the same type of degree. For example, a student may graduate with a double major in Marine Biology and Mathematics as they are both majors for a B.S. degree. For another example, a student may graduate with a double major in Art and English as they are both majors for a B.A. degree. A double major is earned by completing all general education and all degree requirements of both majors. Students must apply for and be accepted into both majors. Students may declare a double major at the time of initial admission to UAS or add a major at a later date through the change of major/degree process. The degree requirements must follow a single catalog for both majors. You many not double major within the same discipline such as B.S. Biology and B.S. Marine Biology.

Additional Degrees

Second Associate Degree: An Associate of Applied Science as a second degree requires completion of a minimum of 12 semester hours of credit beyond the first (or latest) Associate of Applied Science degree. All general University requirements and degree requirements of the major must be met for each degree.

As the Associate of Arts degree is intended to provide a student with a basis of general education in order to undertake bachelor degree work, only one A.A. may be earned by a student.

Second Bachelor Degree: A second bachelor degree requires completion of a minimum of 24 semester hours of credit beyond the first bachelor degree. All general University requirements, degree requirements, and requirements of the major must be met for both degrees. Students who have earned a bachelor degree from a University other than UAS, must apply for admission and comply with all general University and program requirements.

General Education Requirements for Associate and Bachelor Degrees

This requirement was developed to enhance academic advising and to accommodate transferability and applicability of courses to general education requirements for students transferring from one unit to another it encompasses those areas of knowledge common to associate and bachelor degrees and thus represent the minimum standards for general education.

However, courses are not necessarily offered every semester. Students are advised to seek advisor assistance in meeting program degree requirements.

NOTE: Some degree programs require specific courses be included in the GERs. Students should consult the degree requirements section of this catalog for the degree into which they are admitted to determine which courses should be taken as part of the 34 credit-hour-miniumum general education requirements. If required courses are not taken as GERs, they must be taken as requirements or electives. Any given course may be counted as fulfilling more than one requirement in a degree program but the credit hour can only be counted once. History courses may be counted to fulfill the humanities or the social science requirements, but not both.

Degree Seeking Status for Undecided Students

UAS offers a variety of bachelor degree options, and incoming students may not know which degree they would like to pursue. Students need time to explore, gather information and identify and examine alternatives. Undecided bachelor degree-seeking students should select the Undeclared option at the time of admission.

Undeclared students are advised in the Student Resource Center. As an undeclared or deciding applicant, students who have not selected a specific degree program when they arrive, will choose a degree by working with their advisors and exploring career options. This transition usually takes place within the student’s first year at UAS.

Based on the student’s interests, goals and academic background, an advisor assists the student in the preparation of an individualized program to explore various academic disciplines and at the same time fulfill general education and other course requirements or electives.