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 graduLaw Enforcement Career Fairates 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

The following links are to PDF's.

2015-2016 Advising Sheet

Recommended Course Sequence 
Steps to Success
2015-2016 Justice (undergraduate) catalog
2015-2016 Justice course descriptions

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 in Justice degree. Students must complete the required exit exam in the same semester that they plan to graduate. Students who fail to complete the exit exam for their degree and/or certificate will not receive a diploma until this requirement has been met; it is not optional. Students will be allowed at least 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete the required exam. All exams will be timed and graded. There is no minimum score required for graduation.

Exit Exam Instructions