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Phi Beta Kappa Membership

The basic requirements for membership are:

Attain the required Grade Point Average:

  • Junior Year Induction - 3.9 cumulative GPA
  • Senior Year Induction - 3.8 cumulative GPA

Complete the liberal education requirements of the College of Arts & Sciences, including its foreign language requirement:

  • 4th semester proficiency in one language
  • 3rd semester proficiency in one language and 2nd semester proficiency in a second language

Complete 2 classes at 300-level or higher OUTSIDE your major. (e.g. BCH401G for a BIO major or HIS540 for an ENG major)

Complete 90 hours of course work in the liberal arts disciplines. (includes most classes offered by A&S and selected classes in other colleges, such as Fine Arts and Communications)

Complete at least 60 hours of course work at UK. If you think you meet these requirements, NOMINATE yourself by completing the form on the web nomination page.

If you are a final-semester senior, you may be enrolled in one course needed for requirements. If you qualify AFTER graduation, please nominate yourself in the semester following graduation. The nomination period for induction in 2016 has passed. Nominations will be accepted in January 2017.