Departmental Honors Program

The honors program of the Department of Mathematics is designed for students with a wide variety of interests and goals. It offers optimal preparation for graduate study and for a career as a professional mathematician. It can be combined with education courses to lead to certification as a secondary school teacher. It prepares those who wish to apply mathematical methods to other fields. The program also includes courses for honors students who are not majoring in science and mathematics.

The program for mathematics majors normally begins with S212. Those who wish to graduate with honors in mathematics are expected to complete courses S303, S311, S312, S403, S413-S414, and at least two 6 credit hour S or M sequences at the 400 level or above. (S403-S404 may be used to fulfill this requirement.) Students in this program must achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.3 in all their courses and at least a grade point average of 3.5 in their mathematics courses. Students who successfully complete most of the courses above may petition the department to qualify for departmental honors. Qualified non-honors students may petition the department to take honors mathematics courses beginning with S303 or S311.