Phi Beta Kappa Requirements
Must complete at least three semesters of a modern foreign language, two semesters
of a classical foreign language, or proficiency beyond such level as demonstrated by
the candidate's educational history, e.g., years of education in a non-English-speaking
Must complete either MAT 124, MAT 131, or a course for which these are prerequisites.
At least 12 semester credits of study in the divisions of humanities, sciences, and
social studies as defined at Grinnell College, with no more than eight divisional credits
counted to come from any one academic department, and completion of at least one
science course with a laboratory experience. A letter grade will be required in courses
used to satisfy distribution requirements for election to Phi Beta Kappa, except for
courses only offered S/D/F.
Advanced Placement (AP) and transfer credits may be used to satisfy any eligibility
requirement, provided that the Office of the Registrar has determined them to be
equivalent to the relevant courses at Grinnell. A maximum of four AP credits may be
used to satisfy the distribution requirement in each division. The student is responsible
for ensuring that the appropriate credits are listed on his or her transcript.
For more information, refer to the College catalog or contact your advisor.