Academic Advising at the UAA Justice Center

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Speaking with an academic advisor is an important part of planning a successful college career.

Students who are interested in or currently pursuing a minor or degree/certificate in Justice or Legal Studies are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor in the Justice Center. Your advisor will assist you in creating an academic course plan that will help you explore your interests and define your goals.

Prospective Students

If you would like to meet with an advisor, but have not yet applied for admission to either of our programs, please contact one of the following program coordinators to set up an advising appointment:

Marny Rivera, Justice Undergraduate Program Coordinator
(907) 786-1126 or mrivera11@uaa.alaska.edu

Deborah Periman, Legal Studies Program Coordinator
(907) 786-1125 or dkperiman@uaa.alaska.edu

Current Students

Upon entry into one of our programs, you will be assigned to an advisor in the Justice Center. Please contact the Justice Center if you do not know who your advisor is or use DegreeWorks, the web-based degree audit and advising tool via UAOnline, to access your academic records. Your advisor can help with your academic planning and determine the courses that you will need towards degree completion. Prior to registering for classes, consult with an advisor about your class schedule.

We highly recommend that students try to meet with their advisor during his or her office hours or by appointment. You may set up an appointment directly with your advisor. See the Faculty Office Hours page for office hours and faculty contact information.

Summer Advising

Justice Center faculty provides advising during the fall and spring semesters. In the summer, students will need to contact Carey Brown, Academic Advising Coordinator, at 907-786-4417 to schedule an advising appointment.

Advising Handouts & Forms 

Program information, including advising sheets, suggested course sequences and/or catalog information may be found at the following links:

Undergraduate Program Information

Bachelor of Arts in Justice
Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies
Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies
Legal Nurse Consultant Paralegal Certificate

Minor Program Information

Minor in Justice
Minor in Legal Studies

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program Information

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Paralegal Studies

Graduate Program Information

Master of Public Administration- Criminal Justice Emphasis

Students who wish to request a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or would like to view a listing of UAA forms (Academic Petition form, Change of Major Form, Application for Graduation form, etc) should go to the Student Forms page.