US Capitol building. Students who wish to join the Political Science Honors program must satisfy the following eligibility requirements.

Criteria for entering freshmen are:


  • a 3.25 high school GPA and ACT composite score of 20 (or equivalent SAT score);
  • the declaration of political science as the student's major; and
  • a letter of intent.

Criteria for students already enrolled at UAB or transfer students are:


  • completion of nine semester hours of political science;
  • a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 3.25 GPA in political science (and maintenance of these minimum GPAs);
  • the declaration of political science as the student's major; and
  • a letter of intent.
OR
  • junior standing;
  • completion of nine semester hours of political science;
  • a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 3.25 GPA in political science courses in the last 30 percent of coursework attempted (and maintenance of these minimum GPAs);
  • the declaration of political science as the student's major;
  • a letter of intent; and
  • faculty approval.

Eligibility requirements can also be reviewed in the UAB Course Catalog.
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