Justice Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for engaged citizenship; scholarship; justice careers in private and public organizations; and advanced studies in criminology, law, criminal justice, social research, and public administration. Those graduates with records of high achievement in the Justice undergraduate program will be prepared to pursue advanced education in graduate, law, and professional degree programs at the University of Alaska Anchorage and other universities.

Graduates who receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice have the specialized knowledge and skills required for the evaluation, administration and improvement of police, court, and correctional policies and organizations.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Explain the essential principles of justice research and evaluate the results of social science research.
2. Assess and critique the different theoretical perspectives in criminology.
3. Evaluate the historical and contemporary philosophies of justice.
4. Describe processes of justice policy development and the requirements of evidence-based policymaking.
5. Synthesize the history and development of the institutions of government forming the sources of American law and the social, economic and cultural forces that influence the development of law.

Program Information

2017-18 Catalog: Bachelor of Arts in Justice

Bachelor of Arts, Justice Advising Packet (pdf)

Please contact the Justice Center if you would like advising information for earlier catalog years.

Justice Exit Exam

The Justice Exit Exam is a graduation requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice. Justice majors who apply for graduation are eligible to take the exit exam. For more information, please contact the Justice Center at 907-786-1810 or refer to the Exit Exam Instructions for detailed information regarding eligibility, and participant registration.

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