FAIRBANKS UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science degree program requires a minimum of 63 semester hours with at least 16 of those semester hours in residency with Wayland. The foundation course work is found in the General Education Core.

The Academic Major consists of 33 hours, and the courses required vary according to the major selected. Four Majors are available in the A.A.S. degree. They are (1) Business Administration, (2) Human Services, (3) Religion, and (3) Occupational Education.

Credit may be awarded from both traditional and non-traditional sources. This includes, but not limited to, course work from accredited colleges and universities, course work evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE) such as the Army/ACE Registry Transcript System (AARTS) transcript, Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcripts, Military Occupational Specialties (MOS), and various Military Schools. In addition four (4) credit hours may be awarded from evaluated work experience.

Bachelor of Applied Science

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree is a 124-semester hour degree designed to afford both academic and professional depth for individuals who possess recognized competence in an occupational or technical field. The degree integrates university degree requirements with appropriate occupational or technical preparation. A minimum of 36 semester hours must be in upper-level credit (courses numbered 3000 and above) and 43 semester hours in a general education core.

Major fields of study included in the degree have specific upper-level requirements. The student may select from seven majors which combine non-traditional credit with a traditional liberal arts background. Majors include applied science,business administration, human services, justice administration, management, religion, and career and technology education. Each major consists of 36 semester hours of which 18 must be in upper-level credit. The degree also requires a 24-semester hour professional development block designed to provide academic depth or breadth to the major and to provide substantive developmental knowledge for the student's career or personal goals. The degree also includes a 12-semester hour experiential professional development block designed to provide practical experience as an integral part of the student's career development. Finally, the degree includes electives to complete the 124-semester
hour requirement

The Professional Development component consists of 24 semester hours selected to provide depth or breadth to the major and to provide substantive developmental knowledge for the student's career or personal goals.

The Practicum or Internship component consists of 12 semester hours designed to provide practical experience as an integral part of the student's career development. Experiential learning may satisfy a portion of this requirement. Experiential learning must be evaluated and approved by the university to ensure its relevance to the degree.