The Alpha Beta Chi Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, received its charter at Chapman University in 2004. Founded in 1920 at the University of Texas, Pi Sigma Alpha recognizes the outstanding academic achievements of students within the discipline of Political Science. There are more than 600 chapters established in colleges and universities in the United States.
The society functions at the national and chapter levels by sponsoring programs and events of value to the profession and teaching of political science. Each chapter is encouraged to provide a framework for enriching the exposure of its members and the wider university community to the study of government and issues of public concern.
Requirements for membership at Chapman University
- Junior or senior standing
- Completion of at least four Political Science courses (one of which must be 300-level or above)
- A GPA of 3.5 or above within the major and a GPA of 3.25 overall
- An overall academic standing in the upper third of the college class. junior or senior standing