Students within the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences have many unique opportunities to become involved in academic honor societies in your major or minor.

These honor societies include:

Alpha Phi Sigma National Honors Society for Criminal Justice  

The Mu Gamma chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma at UAM recognizes academic excellence of Undergraduate and Graduate students of Criminal Justice, as well as Juris Doctorate students.  The goals are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership, and unity.  It is the only Criminal Justice Honor Society which is a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies and affiliated with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Jennifer Miller

Phi Alpha National Honor Society for Social Work Students

The purpose of the Phi Alpha Honor Society for social work students “is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work” (Phi Alpha Website, October 5, 2011). Our local chapter of Phi Alpha is Theta Zeta, and our faculty sponsor is Marie R. Jenkins, M.S.W., LMSW.

Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society

Psi Chi National Honor Society is an international honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.

Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Seungyeon Lee

Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society

The Alpha Nu Zeta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta was established at UAM in 2007. This active student group are majoring in history are involved in service and social projects each year as well as historic tours to regional destinations. The Phi Alpha Theta chapter at UAM is a great way to get to know other history majors, and it is a venue to help you understand historians craft by attending conferences, making paper presentations, and getting to know your professors.

Faculty sponsor: Dr. John Henris