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. Maimon, a distinguished CCJS tenured faculty member. In addition to Dr. Maimon, students will have contact with the tenured/tenure-track CCJS faculty, who are some of the most well-respected researchers in the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Students graduating from our Honors Program receive a departmental honors notation on their diploma 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 UMD CCJS doctoral program. Additionally, some Honors students have moved on to careers with agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security and Teach For America.
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
- Student is entering their Junior year
- At least 3 full semesters remaining at the University of Maryland prior to graduation
- A declared CCJS major
Meeting all requirements does not guarantee admission. Only the top applicants will be admitted into the CCJS Honors Program.
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 and submit all supplemental materials. All application packets must be submitted to the CCJS Advising Office in 2201 LeFrak Hall. Applications will be accepted in hard copy, by fax (301) 314-9355 and via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. ***All applications are due by 4:00PM on July 1, 2015.***
If you have any questions about the CCJS Honors Program, please contact CCJS Advising at (301) 405-4729 or by email at email@example.com.