Eligibility

Students are elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa on the basis of broad cultural interests, scholarly achievement, and good character.

To be eligible for election as a senior, a student must

  • have passed an intermediate level foreign language class (level 201) or have passed an equivalency exam
  • have passed a college-level mathematics course
  • have completed 75% of course work required for graduation or 96 credit hours in liberal arts courses
  • have completed at least three full semesters of course work in residence at Creighton
  • have at least a 3.75 GPA in all courses and a 3.75 GPA in liberal arts courses
  • stand in the top 15% of the class

To be eligible for election as a junior, a student must

  • have passed an intermediate level foreign language class (level 201) or have passed an equivalency exam
  • have passed a college-level mathematics course
  • have completed 75% of course work in liberal arts classes
  • have a 3.95 GPA in all courses and a 3.95 GPA in liberal arts courses


These are conditions for eligibility and do not guarantee any student election to membership in Phi Beta Kappa.  Each year, the Committee for Members in Course will meet to select the top students from among those who are eligible.  Special consideration may be given to students with exceptional breadth in the liberal arts and across the major, as well as to students with extra mathematics or foreign language courses.