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, Nov 10

The weekly student seminar meets today, with Snow Zhang giving a presentation called "The Diagonalization Theorem and Undecidability."  We will meet in SCI362 at 12:25 for lunch, and then move to SCI364 for the talk around 12:40.

Wednesday, Nov 12

The math department hosts its next colloquium, where the speak is Cornelia Van Cott from the University of San Francisco.  Her talk is "Sometimes Pi equals 4."  We will serve refreshments in 362 from 3:45 to 4:15, then move to room 396 for the talk at 4:15.  

Monday, Nov 17

The weekly student seminar meets today, with Lulu Ye giving a presentation.  We will meet in SCI362 at 12:25 for lunch, and then move to SCI364 for the talk around 12:40.

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