Honors Program in Mathematics
The Honors Program
is designed for students with a high
standard of achievement who wish to study mathematics at an
advanced level. Any student interested in graduate studies
in mathematics, or in mathematics-intensive sciences
such as theoretical physics, should consider participating in this
The honors program is open to Junior and Senior
mathematics majors who have completed at least two upper-division MAT
courses with grades of B or higher and who have maintained a
3.0 overall grade point average. A prospective honors major must declare
to the director of undergraduate studies an intention to
participate in the program, sometime before registering for the Senior year.
The program consists of a set of six MAT courses, at least
three of which are not used to fulfill the MAT major requirements.
These courses must include: MAT 322 or 324; MAT 401 or 402; a course in
algebra other than MAT 310 and MAT 318; and MAT 495.
Substitution of appropriate graduate courses is permitted, and
other substitutions are possible at the discretion of the
Conferral of honors is contingent upon:
- Completion of the set of six courses with a
grade point average of at least 3.5.
- Approval for honors by the faculty
member (or members) who supervises MAT 495.