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Undergraduate Catalog | 2022-2023 
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Mathematics, Honors Program

The honors program in mathematics stimulates the imagination and deepen the understanding of students by encouraging independent study, and to provide recognition of exceptional achievements in mathematics.  Students who complete the requirements of the program graduate with honors in mathematics.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Honors Program in Mathematics is granted by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, based on the following minimum requirements:

  • At least 20 credit hours in major related courses, including 9 credit hours from:
  • A minimum GPA of 3.25 in all mathematics (MATH), statistics (STAT), and operations research (OPRS) courses
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0

Interested students must contact the Honors Director of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for admission to the program.  Once the Director verifies the minimum requirements, the student must select a mathematics faculty member who is willing to serve as an honors advisor to develop a research project culminating in a thesis.  The student must also choose one or two readers for the thesis.  In order to graduate with honors, the University requires that students be admitted to honors candidacy at least two semesters before graduation.

Course Requirements

Enrollment in MATH 3790  indicates that the student is officially enrolled in the Mathematics Honors Program.  MATH 3791  must culminate in an honors thesis approved by the advisor and the readers.  Note that MATH 3791  replaces MATH 3689 .

Certification Requirements

The requirements for graduation with honors are:

  • Completion of all requirements for a Major in Mathematics or Mathematics for Business with a minimum GPA of 3.25 in the major
  • Completion of the Senior Honors Seminar (MATH 3791 ) with a grade of A and a minimum GPA of 3.5 in both Honors Seminars
  • Oral presentation of the honors thesis
  • Recommendation by the Honors Director of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics that the student can graduate with honors
  • Completion of the Application to Candidacy process for graduating with Honors, as directed by the Honors College