Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Apply to the CCJS Honors Program

Applications are now being accepted for the CCJS Departmental Honors Program.  The CCJS Honors Program is a unique opportunity for undergraduate CCJS majors to challenge themselves academically.  The Honors Program is comprised of small, interactive and rigorous courses taught by Dr. Thomas Loughran, a distinguished CCJS tenured faculty member.  In addition to Dr. Loughran, students will have contact with the tenured/tenure-track CCJS faculty, who happen to be some of the most well-respected researchers in the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice. 

Students graduating from our Honors Program receive an honors citation on their diplomas and have the opportunity to add a very unique experience to their resumes.  Many of the CCJS Honors Program graduates are currently attending ivy league graduate and law schools, including Harvard Law School, Georgetown Law, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work.  Additionally, some Honors students have moved on to careers with agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security and Teach For America.  

Admissions Requirements:
Requirements for admission into the CCJS Honors Program include:
  • A cumulative GPA of at least a 3.25
  • A minimum 3.40 GPA in all CCJS major coursework
  • Satisfactory completion of CCJS 100 and CCJS 105
  • Students must present evidence of satisfactory writing
  • At least 3 full semesters remaining at the University of Maryland prior to graduation
Meeting all requirements does not guarantee admission.  Only the top applicants will be admitted into the CCJS Honors Program.

Additional Information:
For additional information about the honors program, including the structure and required courses, please visit the CCJS website honors page at: http://www.ccjs.umd.edu/content/departmental-honors-program-0

If you are interested in applying to our Honors program, please complete the updated Honors application on the CCJS website: http://www.ccjs.umd.edu/content/departmental-honors-program-0.  All application packets should be submitted to the CCJS Advising Office in 0102 Morril Hall.  Applications will be accepted in hard copy, by fax (301) 314-9355 and via e-mail ccjsadvising@umd.edu.    ***All applications are due July 1, 2013.***