The Honors Program at Illinois State University challenges and stimulates academically-talented and highly-motivated students, offering them the personal attention and collegiate atmosphere often found only at small, liberal arts colleges.
The Honors Program enriches students' academic and social experiences by providing a variety of formal and informal learning experiences as well as nurturing an environment that encourages interaction with peers and faculty members both in and out of the classroom.
Honors in Criminal Justice
The Department offers honors study in Criminal Justice Sciences to highly qualified students who will pursue an individualized program of study. The Honors Program enables the superior student to focus on topics of the student’s own choosing in close consultation with a Criminal Justice Sciences Department faculty member.
In order to qualify, the student must have achieved a GPA of 3.30 or better, both overall and in the major.
To earn departmental honors, you must complete
at least 3 hours credit of in-course honors;
at least 3 hours credit in CJS 299—Independent Honors Study or Honors-Undergraduate Research (IDS 285 or 286) in the Criminal Justice Sciences Department; and
an additional 3 hours of in-course honors, honors independent study or honors-undergraduate research, equivalent with a grade of B or better.
Students must also fulfill the general education requirements for participation in the University’s Honors Program. Successful completion of the Honors Program will provide the designation of Honors in Criminal Justice Sciences upon graduation. The University will note the Honors designation on official transcripts and the diploma. Students interested in participating in the Honors Program should inquire about admission in the Office of the Department of Criminal Justice Sciences.