Phi Alpha Theta
Upsilon Rho Chapter
The WSU History and Political Science Department maintains the Upsilon Rho chapter of the national honor society for students majoring in history, Phi Alpha Theta. The standards are:
Students who meet these requirements may be "inducted" (invited) to join the honor society. If your grades meet the above standards, you will be asked to submit your latest transcript for Worcester State University as well as transcripts from other colleges you may have attended to the faculty advisor, Prof. Tanya Mears, or to the departmental secretary, Ms. Cindy Donahue. The initiations take place each spring. Honorees will receive a certificate of lifelong membership and a year's subscription to The Historian.
- 18 credit hours in history
- A G.P.A. of 3.25 (almost a B+) in those history courses
- An overall 3.0 (B) in all your college course work.
Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. Membership in the society is proof of superior achievement and can be cited on applications to graduate school or to jobs.
For more information about the society, please contact:
Dr. Tanya Mears