Membership

In both the fall and spring we induct new members into Phi Alpha Theta through an induction ceremony. To become a member of the Tau Beta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the international history honor society, you need:

  • a 3.3 GPA in History and a 3.0 GPA overall. Graduate students applying must have a 3.5 GPA in History and completed 30% of residence requirements for their graduate degree.
  • 12 credit hours of History completed, with at least 6 of those History hours taken at Baylor. Up to 6 hours of transfer credit or CBE (AP, Dual Credit, etc.) may count toward the 12 History credit hours requirement. We generally count Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC) courses too!
  • to submit a Membership Application (available in the Dept. of History administrative office, Burleson 103, or online below) and an unofficial transcript (available on BearWeb) by the deadline set for each semester.
  • once accepted, a $70 PAT lifetime membership fee is due to the main History office.

Applications are due by Oct. 1 for Fall 2020 and should be turned in to the Dept. of  History administrative office (Burleson 103) along with a copy of your unofficial transcript.

For a PDF version of the application, please click Membership Application.