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

Tuesday, Apr 1

Our second colloquium of the semester will be given by Shannon Stock from College of the Holy Cross.  We'll meet in 364 for snacks at 3:45 then head to 392 at 4:15 for her talk.

Monday, Apr 14

Student seminar this week will be led by Maria Tilden.  Join us for lunch at 12:20 in room 362, then we'll move to 364 around 12:35 for the talk. Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday, Apr 22

Our third colloquium of the semester will be given by Nathan Karst from Babson College.  We'll meet in 364 for snacks at 3:45 then head to 392 at 4:15 for her talk.

Monday, Apr 28

Student seminar this week will be led by Michelle Lam.  Join us for lunch at 12:20 in room 362, then we'll move to 364 around 12:35 for the talk. Everyone is welcome!

 

 

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