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Honors in Mathematics

The Honors in Mathematics distinction is designed to recognize the achievements of graduating math majors who, in addition to having excellent results in regular class work, have successfully completed an independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member. To be eligible for departmental honors in mathematics a student must:

  • Have a cumulative average of 3.0 or higher;
  • Have a cumulative average of 3.3 or higher in MATH courses 200 and above.

Students wishing to graduate with departmental honors in mathematics must also:

  • Complete a research project under the supervision of a mathematics faculty;
  • Write a thesis and give an oral presentation of their independent research.
  • Be nominated for honors by the supervising faculty;

The departmental Honors Committee decides whether the project and thesis are worthy of honor recognition.



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