College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

Pi Gamma Mu is open to students in anthropology, Asian studies, economics, criminology, geography, history, international affairs, political sci-ence, psychology, public administration, Russian and East European studies, social science, sociology, and urban and regional planning. The University chapter was founded in 1975. Students must have a minimum of twenty (20) semester hours in the above subjects with at least a 3.0 GPA and no social science grade of F, and, except for graduate students, must be in the upper thirty-five percent (35%) of their classes. Prospective members are also expected to have extracurricular activities related to the social sciences. Contact: Dr. Crew, 211 Bellamy, (850) 644-4418, or rcrew@fsu.edu.

The Department of Economics hosts the Gamma chapter of the Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society in Economics. Undergraduate requirements for membership are: junior or senior classification; a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours of economics courses completed; a minimum overall GPA of 3.0; and a minimum 3.0 GPA in economics courses. Graduate students must have completed at least one (1) semester of graduate work with at least a 3.0 GPA.

Gamma Theta Upsilon is the honor society in the Department of Geography. The society was founded in 1931 and came to the University in the mid-1950s. The local chapter organizes lectures and field trips. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible, and invitations go out twice a year. A student must have a 3.0 overall GPA, must have a "B" in geography in at least three (3) courses, and must have completed at least three (3) semesters of college course work. For more information, contact Dr. V. Mesev, vmesev@fsu.edu or 644-1706.

The honor society of the Department of Political Science is Pi Sigma Alpha. The society was founded in 1920 and a chapter was established at the University in 1954. Undergraduate and graduate students may apply if they have at least twelve (12) semester hours in political science (including public administration) with a 3.2 GPA and a 3.0 overall GPA.

Pi Alpha Alpha is the national honor society for the field of Public Administration. New members are invited semi-annually based on a 3.75 graduate GPA or better and a minimum of twenty- one (21) completed semester hours in their degree program.

The honor society for the Department of Sociology is Alpha Kappa Delta. The aim od the University chapter is to stimulate scholarship and maintain a fellowship for students, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Requirements for undergraduates include the following: junior or senior classificatin; a minumum of twelve semester hours of sociology courses completed; a minimum overall GPA of 3.0; and a minimum 2.0 GPA in sociology classes. Graduate students must have completed at least one semester of graduate work in sociology with at least a mimum 3.0 GPA.

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