The UAA Justice Center, established by the Alaska Legislature in 1975, has a mandate to provide statewide justice-related education, research and service. The Justice Center is an interdisciplinary unit that provides undergraduate, graduate and professional education; conducts research in the areas of crime, law and justice; and provides service to government units, justice agencies, and community organizations throughout urban and rural Alaska to promote a safe, healthy and just society.
In furtherance of its academic mission, the justice program offers the following degrees:
- Bachelor of Arts in Justice
- Minor in Justice
Students may also work toward Justice Honors and membership in Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society.
The Society of Law and Justice is the Department's student club.
Justice faculty have professional research and service obligations beyond classroom teaching. Undergraduate students who major in justice have opportunities to work with faculty members on Justice Center research and service projects.
Students are encouraged to contact the Justice Center to speak with an academic advisor. More information about programs and advising is available on the Justice Center website.