Honors Requirements

There are two options for earning honors in mathematics.

Students must have at least a 3.5 GPA in the major (at the 200- and 300-levels) to be eligible. Both options also require an oral examination towards the end of the spring semester.

  • Option 1: The student can complete Math 302, Math 305, and four additional 300-level courses. She must then pass two comprehensive written examinations in April of her senior year. For this option the GPA is computed after the Fall semester of senior year.
  • Option 2: The student can complete two semesters of thesis work (360 and 370). For this option the GPA is computed after the Spring semester of junior year.

Students who are interested in pursuing a degree with honors should consult with Professor Chang the summer before their senior year.

Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct 20

The weekly student seminar meets in room 362 at 12:20.  This week we'll have a summer research programs panel.  The department will provide lunch, and one of your peers will provide a great talk.  All are welcome to attend!

Wednesday, Oct 22

Our Applicable Math Lecture series kicks off for the year with Mike Remolona from Wolfram Research Inc giving a talk discussing Mathematica 10 and how to get the most out of wolframalpha.com.  We'll have a reception (with food!) at 3:45 in SCI 362, then move to SCI 296 at 4:15 for the talk.

Thursday, Oct 23

Our second Putnam problem session meets today and runs from 12:30 to 1:20 in SCI 364.  This week we'll have homemade cookies (chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and ginger molasses) to help fuel our problem solving neurons.  Everyone is welcome to attend!

Thursday, Oct 23

Our second department colloquium is given by Megan Heenehan (Wellesley '03) from Eastern Connecticut State University. We'll meet in SCI 362 for snacks and socializing at 3:45, then the talk will begin at 4:15 in SCI 396.  Everyone is welcome to attend!  

Monday, Oct 27

The weekly student seminar meets in room 362 at 12:20.  This week Angela Gu will be speaking.  The department will provide lunch, and one of your peers will provide a great talk.  All are welcome to attend!

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