College of Liberal Arts
Justice Program

B.A. Degree; Minor

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Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

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

The applied nature of the degree results in graduates with a B.A. in justice who can compete for positions in various justice employment fields. Justice juniors and seniors also enjoy opportunities for internships with various justice agencies.

Justice courses are available online and in the classroom.

Major -- B.A. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements, including 2 W and 1 O class and 39 upper-division credits.
  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 F310--Principles of Corrections--3 credits
    JUST F340--Rural Justice in Alaska--3 credits
    JUST F358--Juvenile Delinquency--3 credits
  4. Complete 18 credits of justice electives*
  5. Minimum credits required--120 credits

* Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

** If taken to meet the upper-division baccalaureate core requirement for ethics/values and choices in the Perspectives on the Human Condition, then the 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

Note: 400-level courses require junior standing or instructor permission

* Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.