Associate of Applied Science Degree Policies

Double Majors for Associate of Applied Science Programs

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees are intended to provide specialized education. Therefore, they do include a major specialty and students may earn more than one AAS.

AAS degree-seeking students may apply to graduate (during the same semester) with two majors. For example, a student may select two areas from the approved majors within the AAS program (such as Welding and Automotive Technology).

Once formally admitted, students may add a second major through the Change of Major process. Forms are available on the Office of the Registrar's forms website. Students must satisfy the Associate Degrees General University Requirements, the AAS General Education Requirements and both sets of major requirements.

Students may elect to graduate under the requirements of any catalog in effect during the five years after formal acceptance to the program.

A double major is not applicable to the Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS).

Transfer Students

Students who have received a baccalaureate degree, an Associate of Arts (AA) degree, or an Associate of Science (AS) degree from another institutionally accredited college or university and who want to obtain an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree from UAA must:

  1. Meet admission requirements.
  2. Complete the Associate Degrees General University Requirements but not the AAS General Education Requirements.
  3. Complete all school/college requirements, if applicable, and the major requirements.