JUSTICE ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAM – BACHELOR

JUSTICE ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAM – BACHELOR

Earn your degree in criminal justice online at UAF. This innovative online bachelor’s program features hands-on internship placements in justice agencies, providing real-life experience that will give you a major advantage when applying for positions in the field. Emphasizing restorative justice, our criminal justice degree also explores tribal justice systems and justice in rural environments.

Graduates of the online bachelor’s degree in criminal justice look forward to a variety of career opportunities – many finding jobs through our program with criminal justice agencies in the region. Our advising team will work with you to explore your options, get you the training you need and help you find the right career based on your interests.

Who Is the Online Degree in Criminal Justice Designed For?

Designed for professionals interested in pursuing criminal justice jobs in Alaska or the Pacific Northwest, the online justice degree at UAF examines law enforcement, the courts and corrections. While we also offer the Bachelor of Arts in Justice at our Fairbanks campus, the online version of the justice degree is ideal for students who are balancing education with careers and family, or live outside the region.

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Why Earn Your Online Degree in Criminal Justice at UAF?

  • Get specialized training to prepare you for careers in the unique cultural and geographic context of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.
  • Participate in internship opportunities that give you the chance to work with a variety of criminal justice agencies and often lead to jobs for our graduates.
  • Gain the skills to contribute valuable solutions to conflicts concerning federal, state and Native American and Indigenous communities.
  • Learn from faculty with diverse professional experience in the criminal justice system, including a former Alaska Magistrate and chief in law enforcement.
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Online criminal justice degree example projects

Projects are tailored to each course and what’s currently going on in the criminal justice field. Examples include:

  • Exploring Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR), examining crime from an overall national perspective and a state-to-state comparison.
  • Developing presentence investigation reports on mock offenders, to include writing mock petitions (charging documents) in the Juvenile Delinquency course.

Learning online at UAF

Online degree programs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks combine the flexibility of remote learning with the collaboration and connectedness to faculty and peers you would only expect in a face-to-face learning environment. Our online degrees also offer affordable in-state tuition rates no matter where you live.

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Cost breakdown for the online bachelor’s in justice

The estimated cost of the online criminal justice degree based on current rates is $38,530.

See what your dollars go toward on the UAF eCampus Tuition and Fees page.

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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

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Criminal Justice Jobs

Criminal justice is a versatile degree that can open the door to some of today’s fastest growing careers. As more law enforcement agencies start to require a bachelor’s degree, having this education will be all the more important for your future success. Many of our students find employment through their internship experiences in the program. This program will also provide a solid academic foundation for pursuing graduate study in your field of interest.

What can you do with a criminal justice degree?

These are just a few of the high-demand criminal justice jobs our graduates pursue:

  • Police officer
  • Forensic analyst
  • Paralegal
  • Private detective
  • Federal marshal
  • Corrections officer
  • Probation officer
  • Court clerk

Explore more criminal justice jobs and salaries for criminal justice majors with the University of Alaska Career Coach.

Salary for criminal justice

With an annual mean wage of $88,030, Alaska is one of the highest paying states in the nation for police and sheriff’s patrol officers.

Alaska is also one of the highest paying states for detectives and criminal investigators, who make an average salary of $118,360.

Alaska has one of the highest concentrations of jobs for probation officers and corrections treatment specialists, who earn an average salary of $67,320 in the state.

Explore Classes for the Online Degree in Criminal Justice

The criminal justice degree includes required classes in criminology, research methods, ethics, rural justice in Alaska, juvenile delinquency and corrections.

Based on your interests and career goals, you can also choose from a variety of elective courses that cover topics such as gender and crime, police problems, procedural law, and correctional counseling and rehabilitation.

For your capstone project, you can choose to complete an internship, a seminar in critical issues or conduct research on a topic of your choice (with approval from the department).

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