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Department of Criminal Justice

Departmental Honors

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements CJUS-HON


For graduation with a B.A. with honors in criminal justice, students must:

  1. Earn a GPA of 3.300 or higher in the major upon graduation.
  2. Complete CJUS-P 399 Reading for Honors. In CJUS-P 399 the student will do exploratory reading in an area of interest, select and develop a research topic, and write a prospectus for the honors thesis.
  3. Write and present an undergraduate honors thesis under the direction of a faculty advisor. The thesis must be read and approved by a three-person faculty committee. A maximum of 6 hours of credit may be earned for the honors thesis by registering for CJUS-P 499.
  4. Complete all other requirements for a major in criminal justice.

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

  • Students must have a College GPA of 3.300 or higher to qualify for admission to a Departmental Honors program and to receive Departmental Honors. Units may set a higher College GPA.
  • Units establish additional criteria, including admissions procedures, academic performance standards, and whether there are required courses, papers, or projects.
  • Students who wish to earn honors in two different units must complete a distinct body of work for each honors notation.