Political Science Honors
A student with a GPA in upper level or 2000, 3000 and 4000 level Political Science classes of 3.8 or higher at the end of the semester prior to graduation automatically receives honor in the major.
A student whose GPA in upper level Political Science classes is between 3.5 and 3.8 at the end of the semester prior to graduation can receive honors by writing a paper approved for honors by two members of the Political Science faculty. The paper is usually written in PSC 3192W.
The GPA in upper level PSC classes is calculated using only PSC upper level or 2000, 3000 and 4000 level classes with no substitution classes and no transfer classes.
The designation of Honors appears on the student's transcript, not on the diploma.
Pi Sigma Alpha MembershipApplications for Pi Sigma Alpha, The National Political Science Honors Society, will be accepted from February 9 until March 21, 2012. To apply, you must meet the following requirements:
1. Completion of 60 credit hours (the current semester does not count)
2. Minimum GPA of 3.40
3. Minimum GPA in upper level PSC classes of 3.5 (the GPA should be calculated on PSC upper level classes only, no substitutions, and no transfer credits) with at least 5 PSC upper level classes completed.
Membership cost is $50. If you are eligible and want to apply, please complete the application and leave the form and a check for $50 in the Pi Sigma Alpha mailbox in Monroe 440. Please make your check payable to Pi Sigma Alpha (cash is not accepted).