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Department of Criminal Justice

Departmental Honors

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements CJUS-HON


  1. Reading for Honors. One (1) course:
    • CJUS-P 399 Reading for Honors
  2. Honors Thesis. Three (3) credit hours:
    • CJUS-P 499 Senior Honors Thesis
  3. Thesis Presentation. Write and present honors thesis to be approved by a faculty committee with at least three members.
  4. Major GPA. Honors candidates must have a GPA of at least 3.300 in the Criminal Justice major at the time of graduation.
  5. GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. 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.
    2. Units establish additional criteria, including admissions procedures, academic performance standards, and whether there are required courses, papers, or projects.
    3. Students who wish to earn honors in two different units must complete a distinct body of work for each honors notation.

Exceptions to and substitutions for honors requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.