College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Pi Sigma Alpha

Pi Sigma Alpha is the national political Science honor society. Membership is open to students in all majors who meet eligibilty standards. A call for applications will go out early in Spring Quarter.


Students must have at least junior class standing (90 or more quarter-credits of university work earned), including at least one upper-division course in political science and at least 15 total quarter-credits of work in political science, with an average grade of B or higher in those courses. Juniors (90-134 quarter-credits) must have achieved an overall GPA of at least 3.0, and seniors (135 or more quarter-credits) at least 3.1.


Our Pi Sigma Alpha students are recognized at the annual Political Science Banquet. 

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