Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Justice is designed for professionals pursuing a career in Alaska or the Pacific Northwest. High-quality faculty, who are themselves accomplished and active in the field, have developed this online program over many years. Upon completion, graduates will understand the structure and function of the criminal justice system and will be prepared to excel in their career of choice.

Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Justice program will learn how to contribute valuable solutions to conflicts concerning federal, state and Native American issues. This innovative program also offers insight into rural and tribal justice systems as well as restorative justice (working with victims, offenders and the community to repair the harm caused by criminal behavior).

Graduates will be armed with the skills and abilities to make positive impacts in their community, whether that be a metropolis or a rural area.

This is intended to be a four-year program. Fees below are based on full-time status.

Courses (120 Credits)
Major Requirements
  • Introduction to Justice
  • Introduction to Addictive Processes
  • Research Methods
  • Criminology
  • Ethics and Justice
  • Principles of Corrections
  • Rural Justice in Alaska
  • Juvenile Delinquency
Choose six of the following:
  • Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation
  • Gender and Crime
  • Police Problems
  • Criminal Law
  • Procedural Law
  • Comparative Criminology
  • Advanced Problems in Procedural Law
Capstone, choose one of the following:
  • Internship
  • Seminar in Critical Issues
  • Research
Cost Breakdown
Tuition Fees Other Expenses
$234/credit for 100- & 200-level courses $5/credit Technology Fee $50 Application Fee
$282/credit for 300- & 400-level courses $5/credit Libraries Fee $50 Graduation Fee
$6/credit Facilities Fee
$9-11/credit Network Fee
$25/credit eCampus Fee


Estimated Cost of Program Based on Current Rates: $36,730

For more about UAF costs, visit our Financial Aid website.

Careers in Which Our Graduates Excel
  • Police Officers
  • Probation Officers (Adult and Juvenile)
  • Parole Officers
  • Correctional Officer
  • Court Personnel, including Attorneys and Judges
  • Key Positions within the Therapeutic Court Model
  • Military
Admissions Requirements

No special admissions requirements. General UAF requirements for a bachelor’s degree can be found here.

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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