College of Liberal Arts
Justice Program

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 F110--Introduction to Justice--3 credits
    JUST F125--Introduction to Addictive Processes--3 credits
    JUST F222--Research Methods--3 credits
    JUST F251--Criminology--3 credits
    JUST F300X--Ethics and Justice**--3 credits
    JUST F340--Rural Justice in Alaska--3 credits
    JUST F358--Juvenile Delinquency--3 credits
    JUST F460O--American Crime Control--3 credits
  4. Complete 18 credits from the following:*
    1. Justice electives--12 credits
    2. Six credits from the following:
      ANTH F242--Native Cultures of Alaska--3 credits
      ANTH F320W--Language and Culture: Applications to Alaska (3)
           or COMM F330--Intercultural Communications (3)--3 credits
      HUMS F205--Basic Principles of Group Counseling--3 credits
      PSY F330--Social Psychology--3 credits
      PSY F370--Drugs and Drug Dependence--3 credits
      SOC F201--Social Problems--3 credits
      SOC F301--Rural Sociology--3 credits
      SOC F335--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 F110--Introduction to Justice--3 credits
    JUST electives--12 credits
  2. Minimum credits required--15 credits