General Requirements

NOTE: The responsibility for meeting all requirements for a degree rests with the student. Students can monitor degree progress through DegreeWorks located in UAonline. Contact your advisor or the Registrar’s Office staff for more information or instructions.

Minimum Credit Hour Requirements

Each degree at UAS has a minimum number of credits that must be completed in various categories. See Degree Requirements for specific details.

Resident Credit

Resident credit at UAS is credit earned in formal classroom instruction, e-Learning courses, directed study, independent study or research through any unit of UAS (Juneau, Ketchikan or Sitka).

In general, credit earned at UAA or UAF is not considered resident credit at UAS. However, if a program is delivered collaboratively with UAA and/or UAF, collaborative program credit from each participating institution is counted toward fulfillment of residency requirements.

Transfer credit, advanced placement credit, military service credit and credit granted through nationally prepared examinations are not considered resident credit, nor is local credit earned through challenging a UAS course.

15 resident credits are required to graduate with an associates degree, 30 resident credits are required to graduate with a baccalaureate degree, and 30% of the program requirements for an Occupational Endorsement Certificate.

Repeating Credits

Some degrees require the same course to fulfill two different requirements within the degree. UAS will honor this requirement; however, credit hours for such courses count only once toward the total credits required for the degree or certificate, unless otherwise stated.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

To earn any degree at UAS, a student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00. Certain degrees have specific grades and grade points that must be met before the degree can be completed. Please refer to the specific degrees for more details.

Internship and Practica Credit

Internship and practica credit may be applied toward undergraduate programs as follows: 6 credits in a certificate program, 9 credits in an associate degree, and 12 credits in a bachelor’s degree program.

Independent Study Credit

Independent study may be applied toward undergraduate programs as follows: 3 credits in a certificate program, 6 credits in an associate degree program, and 12 credits in a bachelor’s degree program.