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Law Enforcement and Justice Administration

Students may complete an honors curriculum in University Honors, Upper Division Honors, or Lower Division Honors. All Honors students must complete the onehour honors colloquium (GH 299). Lower Division Honors includes General Honors coursework. Upper Division Honors includes honors work in the major. University Honors combines Upper and Lower Division Honors.

The Department of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration provides students an opportunity to work with faculty in developing honors projects that enhance the students’ academic and professional growth. Students will be challenged to explore relevant topics in depth, make connections between theory and practice, and reflect on fundamental principles and practices in law enforcement and justice administration. Students will also be mentored in the development of skills important for success in law enforcement and justice administrations, including critical and reflective thinking, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skill.

Grade Requirements

  • 3.4 overall GPA
  • 3.4 GPA in Honors courses

Lower Division Honors Requirements

  • Two General Honors seminars (6 semester hours)
  • An honors section of the First Year Experience (3 semester hours) (a General Honors seminar may be substituted in some cases)
  • GH 299 (one semester hour)

Upper Division Honors Requirements

  • GH 299
  • 12 semester hours of contract honors work is required, 6 of which must be earned in LEJA with a course designation of 200 or above, 3 of which must be in the student’s minor area of study or in a related LEJA specialty (e.g. Security, Forensic Science, Fire), and 3 of which will be an honors internship project for LEJA 499.
  • There will be no special honors section of LEJA classes. LEJA courses with the number 200 or above can be taken for contract honors with the permission of the instructor and the approval of the Director of the Honors College. The contract honors project is subject to the instructor’s discretion in consultation with the honors student and should be consistent with the honors student’s academic and professional growth.
  • The capstone experience (LEJA 499) entails a reflection on practice in the context of an LEJA internship.

University Honors

  • Two General Honors seminars (6 semester hours)
  • An honors section of the First Year Experience (in some cases a General Honors seminar may be substituted)
  • GH 299
  • 6 semester hours of contract honors in LEJA
  • 3 semester hours of honors in a minor or LEJA specialty (e.g. Security, Forensic Science, Fire)
  • 3 semester hours of honors LEJA 499