Jun 26, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematical Sciences Honors Program


The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers the exceptional student an opportunity to earn a degree with honors in any of the four emphases. Any mathematical sciences student may become a candidate for an honors degree in mathematical sciences at the end of the sophomore year provided the student has a 3.00 or higher overall GPA and has a 3.50 or higher GPA in all mathematical sciences courses completed, including MATH 232 and MATH 240.

A student with these qualifications who wishes to become an honors degree candidate should go to the office of the Department of Mathematical Sciences to fill out a candidacy form and be assigned an honors adviser. After the end of the sophomore year, a student showing exceptional talent may also become an honors degree candidate by obtaining consent.

Most 300-level and 400-level mathematical sciences courses may be taken as honors courses.

Requirements


Maintain a 3.00 or higher overall GPA.

Maintain a 3.50 or higher GPA for MATH/STAT courses numbered 300 and above.

Take at least four MATH honors courses numbered 300 or higher, which must include a two-course sequence of 400-level honors courses appropriate for the student’s emphasis and approved by the honors degree adviser. The honors sequences from which a sequence appropriate for the student’s emphasis may be chosen are MATH 420H-MATH 421H, MATH 420H-MATH 423H, MATH 430H-MATH 431H, MATH 434H-MATH 435H.

In one of the 400-level honors courses, prepare and submit an independent study paper on a suitable topic. The paper must be approved by the instructor of the course and by the honors degree adviser.