The Department of Child and Family Studies offers a Departmental Honors award in collaboration with the Honors Program. Departmental Honors is a way to recognize students who have attained the highest academic achievement.
Why do CHF Departmental Honors?
Earning the honors designations confers additional distinction to a student’s academic achievement by identifying them as exceptional to professional school admissions committees, graduate programs, and prospective employers.
Requirements for Departmental Honors in Child and Family Studies:
1. Complete all the BS or BIS requirements for one of the majors in Child and Family Studies
2. Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
3. Earn a major GPA of 3.5 or higher
4. Take one (1) Honors 3000/4000 level class
5. Complete one (1) of the following:
- a. Presentation of scholarly work (such as original research) at a local, state, or national forum (e.g., Weber State University Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration, NCFR, UCFR, NAEYC, UAEYC)
- b. Submission of scholarly work for public/professional dissemination (e.g., professional journals, Weber State University Ergo).
- c. Completion of 20 hours of community service (e.g., volunteer work, practicum) that is clearly pertinent to one of the Child and Family Studies majors.
6. Actively engage in the Child and Family Studies Student Association (CFSSA) for at least two (2) semesters (e.g., officer)
How to apply for Departmental Honors in Child and Family Studies:
Students must apply to be awarded departmental honors and be cleared by both the Child and Family Studies Department and the Honors Program.
1. Complete the Application for Departmental Honors with Darcy Gregg, the CHF departmental Honors advisor. (626-6411)
2. Bring the completed and signed application to Vel Casler, the Honors advisor. To make an appointment with Vel, call 626-7336.
3. Meet the requirements listed above.
4. Complete the Exit Form Departmental Honors with Darcy Gregg, the CHF departmental Honors advisor.
5. Visit with Vel Casler, the Honors advisor, to be cleared for graduation with Departmental Honors. Students must be in the Honors Program for at least one
full semester before applying for graduation with Honors.
Students earning departmental honors will be recognized in the following ways:
6. “Child and Family Studies Departmental Honors” designation on the transcript.
7. “Child and Family Studies Departmental Honors” printed on the degree diploma.
8. Personalized certificate signed by the President of Weber State University and the Honors Director.
9. Invitations to Honors educational and social events.
10. Invitation to Honors Nye-Cortez banquet at the end of the academic year.
* You must seek permission from the department chair before registering in a course for honors credit. You must have a written agreement with the appropriate professor concerning the work expected for honors credit (refer to the honors program site for more information).