Phi Beta Kappa Honors Thesis Prize

The Penn State Chapter (Lambda of Pennsylvania) of Phi Beta Kappa will award its Sukhi and Delania Jolly Thesis Prize of $1250 to a meritorious research project completed in an eligible field by a Schreyer Scholar for his or her honors thesis. Award recipients must be majoring and/or have the thesis completed in a discipline included within Phi Beta Kappa. Virtually all majors in the College of Liberal Arts and in the Eberly College of Science fall into this category, as well as numerous others in a number of other Penn State colleges. A list of approved majors is available at the chapter website, and also below. Besides the quality of the thesis itself, the potential for the student to continue making significant contributions to one or more liberal studies fields will also be considered.

Application for this award consists of an electronic submission posted on ANGEL of the following items:

  1. the completed thesis;
  2. a letter of support from the thesis adviser; and
  3. a 1-2 page statement by the student on the role the thesis has played in his or her overall intellectual development, and on future plans, especially as those intersect with liberal studies.

An e-mail notification of intent to apply, together with the name and e-mail address of the thesis advisor, should be sent to Awards Chair Prof. Thomas Beebee at tob@psu.edu no later than April 10, 2017. This is so that the applicant and adviser can be added to the ANGEL group.

All application materials must be uploaded to ANGEL no later than Friday, April 14, 2017.

Please contact Prof. Beebee at tob@psu.edu if you have any questions.

Baccalaureate Majors and Codes included in the Phi Beta Kappa Eligibility/Selection Process

reviewed February, 2014

College of Arts and Architecture

College of Arts and Architecture
Code Major
ARCBS Architecture (B.S.)
BARCH Architecture (BARCH)
ARBFA Art (B.F.A.)
ARTBA Art (B.A.)
ART H Art History
GD Graphic Design
IDS Interdisciplinary Digital Studio
INART Integrative Arts
LARCH Landscape Architecture
LARIP Landscape Architecture (phasing out)
MUSBA Music (B.A.)
MUSBM Music (B.M.)
MUBMA Musical Arts
THRBA Theatre (B.A.)
THRFA Theatre (B.F.A.)
THRMT Musical Theatre

 

College of Communications

College of Communications
Code Major
FILM Film-Video
JOURN Journalism

 

College of Earth & Mineral Sciences

College of Mineral Sciences
Code Major
EARTH Earth Sciences
GEOBI Geobiology
GEOBA Geography (B.A.)
GEOBS Geography (B.S.)
GSCBA Geosciences (B.A.)
GSCBS Geosciences (B.S.)
METEO Meteorology

 

Eberly College of Science

Eberly College of Science
Code Major
ASTRO Astronomy and Astrophysics
B M B Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
BIOL Biology
BIOTC Biotechnology
CHEM Chemistry
FRNSC Forensic Science
MTHBA Mathematics (B.A.)
MTHBS Mathematics (B.S.)
MICRB Microbiology
P M Premedicine
PHYS Physics
SC BA Science (B.A.) (phasing out)
SC BS Science (B.S.)
SCBUS Science (B.S.)
STAT Statistics
 

College of Liberal Arts

College of Liberal Arts
Code Major
AASBA African and African American Studies (B.A)
AASBS African and African American Studies (B.S)
ANTH Anthropology
ARSCI Archaeological Science
ASIA Asian Studies
BANTH Biological Anthropology
CAMS Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
CAS Communication Arts and Sciences
CHNS Chinese
CLJBA Crime, Law and Justice (B.A.)
CLJBS Crime, Law and Justice (B.S.)
CMLIT Comparative Literature
EA ST East Asian Studies (phasing out)
ECLBA Economics (B.A.)
ECLBS Economics (B.S.)
ENGL English
FR BA French and Francophone Studies (B.A.)
FR BS French and Francophone Studies (B.S.)
GERBA German (B.A.)
GERBS German (B.S.)
HIST History
INTPL International Politics
IT BA Italian (B.A.)
IT BS Italian (B.S.)
JAPNS Japanese
J ST Jewish Studies
LERBA Labor Studies and Employment Relations (B.A.)-formerly LIRBA
LERBS Labor Studies and Employment Relations (B.S.)-formerly LIRBS
LIRBS Labor and Industrial Relations (B.S.) (phasing out)
LATAM Latin-American Studies
LAS Letters, Arts, and Sciences
MEDVL Medieval Studies
PHIL Philosophy
PL SC Political Science
PSYBA Psychology (B.A.)
PSYBS Psychology (B.S.)
RL ST Religious Studies
RUS Russian
RUS T Russian Translation
SOCBA Sociology (B.A.)
SOCBS Sociology (B.S.)
SPNBA Spanish (B.A.)
SPNBS Spanish (B.S.)
WS BA Women’s Studies (B.A.)
WS BS Women’s Studies (B.S.)