Be one of a select cohort of students who will graduate with a B.S. in Criminology with an Honors distinction.
Benefits of the Honors Distinction Include:
- Priority registration
- Select courses for Honors students only
- Consideration for special internship assignments
- Extended library privileges
Benefits at Graduation include:
- Statement of Honors status on permanent transcript and diploma
- Inscribed Smittcamp Bronze Medallion awarded at an Honors ceremony
- Special recognition at convocation and commencement
Students will attend seminars with other Honors students on specialized topics. Students accepted into the Honors program may have an opportunity to work one-on-one with specialists in the field of Criminology to conduct research, make national conference presentations, and publish scholarly articles.
- A minimum of 3.5 GPA required prior to admission to the Honors Program
- Apply for Honors status as a Fresno State second semester sophomore student or as a transfer student (in the Spring semester prior to transfer).
- Preferential consideration will be given to students who display exceptional academic, extracurricular, and community service performance prior to their junior year.
Applications are emailed to eligible Fresno State Criminology students early in the Spring semester. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Jenna Kieckhaefer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transfer students are encouraged to contact the Department of Criminology at the beginning of the Spring semester prior to the transfer.
Requirements for Successful Completion of the Honors Program:
- Maintain an overall cumulative GPA, and an overall major GPA, of 3.5 or higher each semester while enrolled in the program.
- Complete four required Honors courses. Typically students will complete Honors versions of CRIM 100 and CRIM 170 as well as two courses of CRIM 160H.
- Maintain a full-time course load of 12 credits or more.