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Departmental Honors in Mathematics

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The Department offers to qualified Mathematics majors the opportunity to graduate with Departmental Honors. Students considering graduate school in Mathematics would especially benefit from completing this program.

The requirements for departmental honors in Mathematics vary, depending on your entrance date:

For the classes of 2012 and 2013

Candidates for either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science who meet the
following requirements will be awarded Departmental Honors in Mathematics:

  • Completion of a minimum of 12 courses: the five required courses (or approved
    substitutes) and seven mathematics courses from the set containing MATH 3312, MATH 3322, and courses at the 4400 level or above.
  • A grade point average of at least 3.0 in all math courses numbered 3300 and above.
  • Completion, as one of the required electives, of an honors thesis course MATH 4498 or an independent study course MATH 4499 under the direction of a faculty member.
    -or-
  • Completion, as one of the required electives, of a graduate course at the 8800 level.
    -or-
  • Participation, as one of the required electives, in the Honors Seminar MATH 6695.

For the Classes of 2014 and beyond

Candidates for either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science who meet the
following requirements will be awarded Departmental Honors in Mathematics:

  • Completion of the mathematics requirements for the B.S. degree.
    That is, all honors students must take twelve courses in mathematics, including MATH 3311, MATH 3312, MATH 3321, MATH 3322, MATH 4460.
  • A grade point average of at least 3.3 in all math courses numbered 3300 and above.
  • Completion, as one of the required electives, of an honors thesis course MATH 4498 or an independent study course MATH 4499 under the direction of a faculty member.
    -or-
  • Completion, as one of the required electives, of a graduate course at the 8800 level.
    -or-
  • Participation, as one of the required electives, in the Honors Seminar MATH 6695.