Bachelor's Degree Program
Earn your bachelor’s in criminal justice at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. This innovative program provides a strong emphasis on restorative justice — working with victims, offenders and the community to repair the harm caused by criminal behavior. Our criminal justice degree also explores justice in rural environments and tribal justice systems.
Criminal justice majors benefit from extensive hands-on learning and career development opportunities at UAF. Many find employment through our program with criminal justice agencies and other organizations in the region. We have a dedicated advising team to help you explore your options and guide you throughout your program of study.
In addition to being offered at the Troth Yeddha' campus in Fairbanks, Alaska, the criminal justice degree is available entirely online.
What Is a Criminal Justice Degree?
A criminal justice degree is a versatile degree program that examines law enforcement, the courts and corrections. Majors in criminal justice are growing in popularity because they provide a launching pad to a wide range of careers. Also, many law enforcement agencies are starting to require a bachelor’s degree for some high-demand jobs. In addition to preparing you for careers, a bachelor’s in criminal justice will provide a solid academic foundation for pursuing graduate study in your field of interest.
Who Is the Degree in Criminal Justice Designed For?
This innovative bachelor’s program features hands-on internship placements in justice agencies, providing real-life experience that will give you a major advantage when applying for positions in the field. Emphasizing restorative justice, our criminal justice degree also explores tribal justice systems and justice in rural environments.
Designed for professionals interested in pursuing criminal justice jobs in Alaska or the Pacific Northwest, the justice degree at UAF examines law enforcement, the courts and corrections. The online version of the justice degree is ideal for students who are balancing education with careers and family, or live outside the region.
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Why Study Criminal Justice at UAF?
Criminal justice is a broad field of study that encompasses some of today’s fastest growing careers. These are some of the unique opportunities you can look forward to when you major in criminal justice at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
- Get specialized training to prepare you for careers in the unique cultural and geographic context of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.
- Participate in internship opportunities that give you the chance to work with a variety of criminal justice agencies and often lead to jobs for our graduates.
- Gain the skills to contribute valuable solutions to conflicts concerning federal, state and Native American and Indigenous communities.
- Learn from faculty with diverse professional experience in the criminal justice system, including a former Alaska Magistrate and chief in law enforcement.
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What Can You Do With a Criminal Justice Degree?
Criminal justice is a highly versatile degree that can open the door to many different kinds of career opportunities. Our students find jobs with state and local law enforcement, adult and juvenile probation, the court system and police forensics, just to name a few. Completing an internship experience is a great way to get your foot in the door and often leads directly to jobs for our graduates. Many of our students also pursue graduate study after completing their bachelor’s degrees.
Graduates of the bachelor’s degree in criminal justice look forward to a variety of career opportunities – many finding jobs through our program with criminal justice agencies in the region. Our advising team will work with you to explore your options, get you the training you need and help you find the right career based on your interests.
To learn not only from the textbooks but also from the instructors’ real-life experiences from their criminal justice careers is invaluable and exciting. I have been able to apply knowledge from my courses to my career and am continuing on with the Master of Arts in Administration of Justice.Shasta Pomeroy, Data Management Clerk at Fairbanks Police Department
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In this program, you’ll learn to understand the structure and function of the criminal justice system and get the training to excel in your career of choice. Graduates will be prepared to contribute valuable solutions to conflicts concerning federal, state and Native American issues.
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