Departmental Requirements to Graduate with FIVS Honors
To achieve FIVS Honors, a student must complete 18 hours of Honors coursework:
- FIVS 205 Introductory Forensic & Investigative Sciences
- Twelve (12) hours of honors-level FIVS coursework.
- At least six (6) hours of FIVS courses must be at the 300/400 level.
- Upper level may include 6 hours of Directed Studies / Research.
- Three (3) additional hours of honors-level coursework.
To be certified for Honors Distinction in Forensic & Investigative Sciences no grade of D* or F* in any course on the transcript and no grade on the transcript of “D” or “F” in an honors class can be recorded. (An asterisk [*] on the transcript of a graduating student indicates that the student was given a grade penalty for academic dishonesty and the student did not complete the remediation program that is required in order to have the asterisk removed from such a student’s transcript.)
Honors Recognition and Graduation with Honors
All completed Honors coursework taken at Texas A&M University is designated as such on a student’s official transcript, showing that the student has taken part in this enhanced curriculum. After graduation, the transcript will designate that the student has achieved the distinction of “Forensic & Investigative Sciences Honors”, as well as any other University academic distinctions.
Admission to the Honors Program in Forensic & Investigative Sciences
Current and potential FIVS majors who have an overall GPA of ≥ 3.5 are eligible for admission to the Department Honors Program. Students are encouraged to consult with a member of the Departmental Academic Advising Team as early as possible in their academic career to plan their course sequence. A TAMU cumulative 3.5 GPA and a 3.25 GPA in Honors courses is required to graduate with FIVS Honors.
Grade Point Requirements
Participants in the Forensic & Investigative Sciences Honors Program must maintain a TAMU cumulative 3.5 GPA and a 3.25 GPA in Honors courses and no grade in a honors course below a “C”.
Students are highly encouraged to pursue additional University-level honors distinctions, certificates, and to participate in programs such as the Research Scholars Program through the Office of Honors and Undergraduate Research. Additional professional activities such as organizational memberships and participation in Student Research Week or other student oral presentation or poster competitions are strongly encouraged.
For further information about FIVS Honors, please contact:
Rebecca Hapes, Sr. Academic Advisor
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Dr. Craig Coates, Instructional Professor and
Associate Head for Academic Programs
Departmental Honors Director
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