Majors, minors + certificates

Departmental HonorsDepartment of Criminal Justice

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.


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.

Honors requirements

  1. Reading for Honors. One (1) course:
  2. Honors Thesis. Three (3) credit hours:
  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 and Hours 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.