2003-2004 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

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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.

The M.A. degree in Administration of Justice has been designed as a web-based degree program in order to accommodate the needs of Justice professionals for whom taking a two-year leave of absence from their profession is not feasible, or for whom relocating to the Fairbanks vicinity is not possible. The M.A. degree program is the university's first web-based programs, and has attracted Justice professionals throughout the country who have found the flexibility of a web-based format necessary for their lifestyles.

* 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 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:*
    1. Justice electives (12 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 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 -- Deviance and Social Control (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 (page 46).
  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 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 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. Complete 6 credits from the following:
    JUST 610 -- Ethics in Criminal Justice Management (3 credits)
    JUST 630 -- Media and Community Relations for Criminal Justice Administrators (3 credits)
    JUST 650 -- Analysis Techniques for the Criminal Justice Administrator (3 credits)
    JUST 670 -- Seminar in the Administration of Juvenile Justice (3 credits)
  9. Minimum credits required: 30