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

There are no events scheduled in the math department.  Enjoy the summer!

Congrats!

Congratulations to Anjali Kayal, Abigail Raz, Smaranda Sandu, and Farrah Yhee for completing the requirements for honors in mathematics.  

Congratulations to all of our seniors for completing their undergraduate careers; best of luck as you move beyond Wellesley!

More congrats!

Prof. Megan Kerr was recently promoted to the rank of Full Professor.  Congratulations Prof. Kerr!  

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