Psychology Department

Psi Chi

Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, was founded in 1929 with a mission to encourage excellence in scholarship and advance the science of psychology. More than 700,000 lifetime members have joined in this worthwhile cause including Distinguished Members such as Drs. Albert Bandura, B. F. Skinner, and Phillip Zimbardo. A few popular Membership Benefits include international recognition for academic excellence, as well as access to our three publications and more than $400,000 in annual awards and grants.

Lifetime Membership is open to students who meet the following membership requirements:

For Undergraduate Students

  • Completion of at least 3 semesters or 5 quarters of the college course.
  • Completion of 9 semester hours or 14 quarter hours of psychology.
  • Ranking in the upper 35% of one’s graduating class in general scholarship*.
  • They must also demonstrate superior scholarship in psychology, earning a minimum GPA in psychology courses of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in both psychology classes and in cumulative grades. Psi Chi accepts the policy of the institution regarding grades.

For Graduate Students:

  • An overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in all graduate courses, including psychology. Psi Chi accepts the policy of the institution regarding grades.

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