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 main History office, Tidwell 215, 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 for Spring 2020 should be turned in to the main History Department office (Tidwell 215) along with a copy of your unofficial transcript by Friday, February 28.

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