Student Groups

Joining one or more student groups will augment your education and provide opportunities beyond those found in the classroom.

Pi Sigma Alpha

Logo of Pi Sigma Alpha. Pi Sigma Alpha is the National Political Science Honor Society. The UAB chapter, Upsilon Mu, sponsors many activities and events, including:

  • visiting speakers
  • sponsored debates for local political candidates
  • the opportunity to publish research in the Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics
  • the opportunity to apply to several scholarships and awards
  • tuition reductions for several Washington internships
  • discounts on the GRE and LSAT exams

Students must be Pi Sigma Alpha members to participate. Information on joining the society can be found on the Honors Program page.

Political Science Club

Non-Partisanship at Its Best. The Political Science club offers a unique perspective on the world of politics — local, state, national, and international! The club is open to all students from any major who have an interest in politics. Students are encouraged to observe and participate in events that we host throughout the year. Participation in the club provides first hand knowledge of events in the Department of Political Science & Public Administration, including future courses and internship opportunities.

PSC students have earned academic credit for internships with Senator Shelby and Sessions in Washington, DC, and Representative Sewell in Birmingham. The club is also involved in a variety of service projects around the metropolitan area. For more information contact the club faculty advisor, Angela Lewis, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The UAB Pre-Law Society

Department of Political Science & Public Administration political science majors or minors with an interest in law and legal education are encouraged to join the UAB Pre-Law Society.

With the support of a department faculty member, Pre-Law members plan and attend activities designed to inform about and assist with the law school admissions process, such as sessions on writing personal statements and resumes, visits from admission counselors, trips to open houses, and LSAT study sessions.

The Society holds its organizational meeting and annual officer elections in September. Membership is free of charge and open to all undergraduates. Students who wish to learn more about the society should visit the Society's Facebook page.