Baccalaureate Degree Policies

Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

To receive a baccalaureate degree from UAA, students must be admitted to the program and must satisfy:

For school/college and major program requirements, refer to the appropriate school or college pages of this catalog.

Concurrent Baccalaureate Programs

Double Majors

Baccalaureate degree-seeking students may graduate (during the same semester) with two majors, provided they have applied for and been accepted in each degree program and that the degree is the same for each major. For example, a student may select two areas from the approved majors within a Bachelor of Arts degree program (such as History and Justice). Students must apply for and be accepted into each major. Students may declare a double major at the time of initial admission to UAA or add a major at a later date through the change of major/degree process. Forms are available on the Office of the Registrar's website. Students must satisfy the General University Requirements, the General Education Requirements for the primary program, both sets of school/college requirements, if applicable, and major program requirements. Students may elect to graduate under the requirements of any catalog in effect during the seven years after formal acceptance to a baccalaureate degree program.

Multiple Degrees

Baccalaureate degree-seeking students may graduate (during the same semester) with multiple degrees provided they have applied for and been accepted in each degree program. Students must submit a separate Application for Admission and Application for Graduation for each degree they expect to complete. Students can apply for admission online through the Office of Admissions website. Students can apply for graduation through their UAOnline account. Students may elect to graduate under the requirements of any catalog in effect during the seven years after formal acceptance to a baccalaureate degree program. Baccalaureate degree-seeking students must complete the General University Requirements, the General Education Requirements, school/college requirements, if applicable, all major program requirements, and at least 24 resident credits beyond each degree completed (i.e., if the first degree requires a total of 120 credits, the second requires at least 144 total credits, and the third requires at least 168 total credits, etc.).

Second Baccalaureate Degree

UAA Students

Students who have received a baccalaureate degree from UAA, who return and want to obtain another baccalaureate degree must:

  1. Meet admission requirements.
  2. Complete at least 24 resident credits after the posting of the previous baccalaureate degree(s) awarded.
  3. Complete the school/college requirements, if applicable, and the major program requirements, including any resident and/or upper division requirements, for the second degree.
  4. Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 (C) at UAA in order to graduate. Some programs may require a higher GPA in the major.

Transfer Students

Students who have received a baccalaureate degree from another regionally accredited college or university and who want to obtain a baccalaureate degree from UAA must:

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