Schools, Departments & Programs

Criminal Justice

Departmental Honors Program

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. Students who have completed P100, P200, P290, P314 and K300, and who have a College of Arts and Sciences grade point average of at least 3.300, may be admitted to the honors program in their junior year. 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 P399 Reading for Honors. In P399 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 P499.
  4. Complete all other requirements for a major in criminal justice.