2002-2003 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


College of Liberal Arts
Justice Program
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Degrees: B.A., M.A.

Minimum Requirements for Degrees: B.A.: 120 credits; M.A.: 30 credits

It has been said that the quality of a nation's civilization can be largely measured by the methods it uses to enforce its criminal law.

We in the United States deal with our criminals through a complex maze of organizations commonly referred to as the criminal justice system. This system is composed of police, courts, corrections and a multitude of supportive professions which are ore or less actively engaged in dealing with criminals within the guidelines of our federal and state constitutions.

Only through an active educational effort by criminal justice personnel and students planning to enter the profession can we hope to attain the high degree of professionalism so necessary to create and maintain a criminal justice system which will mirror our otherwise advanced civilization.

* M.A. degree in Administration of Justice.

Undergraduate Program


Justice -- 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 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 21 credits from the following:*
    1. ustice electives (15 credits)
    2. 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 125 -- Introduction to Addictive Processes (3 credits)
      HSV 205 -- Basic Principles 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 -- Sociology of Deviant Behavior (3 credits)
      JUST electives (3-6 credits)
  5. Minimum credits required (120 credits)

* 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 credits)

Graduate Program

Administration of Justice -- M.A. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the master's degree requirements.
  3. Complete a minimum of 18 graduate UAF credits.
  4. Receive a passing grade on a written comprehensive exam administered on the UAF campus in conjunction with attendance in JUST 690.
  5. Receive a passing grade on an oral defense examination of a thesis or project.
  6. Complete a thesis or project.
  7. Complete the following:
    JUST 605 -- Administration and Management of Criminal Justice Organizations (3 credits)
    JUST 610 -- Ethics in Criminal Justice Management (3 credits)
    JUST 615 -- Justice Program Planning/Evaluation and Grant Writing (3 credits)
    JUST 620 -- Personnel Management in Criminal Justice (3 credits)
    JUST 625 -- Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice management (3 credits)
    JUST 630 -- Media and Community Relations for Criminal Justice Administrators (3 credits)
    JUST 640 -- Community/Restorative Justice (3 credits)
    JUST 690 -- Seminar in Critical Issues and Criminal Justice Policy (3 credits)
    JUST 698/699 -- Master's Project or Thesis (6 credits)
  8. Minimum credits required: (30 credits)