2004-2005 UAF Catalog  


College of Liberal Arts
Justice Program
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B.A. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

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The justice discipline represents a melding of theoretical and applied concepts, and the B.A. degree in justice, as well as the M.A. degree in administration of justice, reflects that dichotomy. Consequently, students explore theoretical models associated with different aspects of the criminal justice system, but also study the structure and administration of the criminal justice system.

The applied science nature of the discipline results in graduates with a B.A. degree in justice being able to favorably compete for professional positions within various justice employment fields. This also creates opportunities for internships with various justice agencies for justice juniors and seniors.

Major—B.A. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
  3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*

    JUST 110—Introduction to Justice 3 credits

    JUST 125—Introduction to Addictive Processes 3 credits

    JUST 222—Research Methods 3 credits

    JUST 251—Criminology 3 credits

    JUST 300X—Ethics and Justice** 3 credits

    JUST 340—Rural Justice in Alaska 3 credits

    JUST 358—Juvenile Delinquency 3 credits

    JUST 460O—American Crime Control 3 credits
  4. Complete 18 credits from the following:*
    a. Justice electives 12 credits
    b. Six credits from the following:

    ANTH 242—Native Cultures of Alaska 3 credits

    ANTH 320W—Language and Culture: Applications to Alaska (3)
    or COMM 330—Intercultural Communications (3) 3 credits

    HSV 205—Basic Principles of Group Counseling 3 credits

    PSY 330—Social Psychology 3 credits

    PSY 370—Drugs and Drug Dependence 3 credits

    SOC 201—Social Problems 3 credits

    SOC 301—Rural Sociology 3 credits

    SOC 335—Deviance and Social Control 3 credits

    JUST electives 3-6 credits
  5. Minimum credits required 120

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.
** If taken to meet the upper division of baccalaureate core requirement for ethics/values and choices in the Perspectives on the Human Condition, then student must take an additional upper division justice elective for 3 credits to complete the major.


  1. Complete the following:

    JUST 110—Introduction to Justice 3 credits

    JUST electives 12 credits
  2. Minimum credits required 15

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