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Department of Criminal Justice

Departmental Honors

Students on Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or Spring 2024 requirements CJUS-HON

The department offers outstanding students the opportunity to pursue important issues and problems in depth and to work closely with faculty in the departmental honors program.


  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. A Criminal Justice major grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.300 is required.
  5. College GPA. A College grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.300 is required.

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.