School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA)

Political Science Honors Program

Political science majors may earn departmental honors by completing the following requirements:

  1. Compiling a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on all political science course work and a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  2. Attaining senior standing.
  3. Completing an honors project (20 page minimum) associated with a 4000-level course in political science with a grade of A or B.

Interested students should see the chair of the political science department for more information.

By completing these requirements and by qualifying to participate in the university honors program, majors may earn the designation "University Honors Scholar" upon graduation. Interested students should see the director of the University Honors program for more information.

Honors Graduation Application

National Honor Society

Political science majors may become eligible for membership in Theta Zeta Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society. Interested students should see Dr. Vaughn Shannon for more information or visit the Pi Sigma Alpha webpage.


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