The Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJS) Honors Program is a unique opportunity for undergraduate CCJS majors to challenge themselves academically.  The Honors program involves small, interactive and rigorous courses taught by a tenured/tenure-track faculty member.  CCJS Departmental Honors courses are structured to enhance a student’s analytical skills, research capability, critical thinking, and writing ability.

Students who participate in our Honors Program have the opportunity to experience smaller, more challenging classes and interact with departmental faculty in a one-on-one environment. Additionally, CCJS Honors students graduate with departmental honors and stand out among applicants when applying to graduate school, law school, internships and/or full-time employment.

The Directors of the CCJS Honors Program are: Dr. Wade Jacobsen and Dr. Robert Brame.


Information for Prospective Honors Students

Program Structure and Requirements

Research Internship Requirement FAQ

Grants, Awards, and Other Opportunities for Current Students

Current Student Profiles

Honors Thesis Repository and Graduated Cohorts

News and Events

Honors Program


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