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Mathematics Honors Program

The Department of Mathematics offers a Mathematics Honors Program for those undergraduate students who have demonstrated excellence in the major. Successful completion of the Mathematics Honors Program entitles the student to graduate with departmental honors. Application to the Mathematics Honors Program should be made at least two quarters prior to graduation.

Requirements for admission to the Mathematics Honors Program are:

  1. Junior Standing.
  2. An overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. A GPA in the major of 3.5 or higher.
  4. Agreement from a Mathematics Department faculty professor to be your Mathematics Honors Program Advisor.
  5. Completion of MATH 109 (Mathematical Reasoning), AND at least one of MATH 100A, 103A, 140A, or 142A. (Completion of additional major courses is strongly recommended.)

Completion of the Mathematics Honors Program requires the following:

  1. At least one quarter of MATH 196 (Student Colloquium).
  2. The minimum 3.5 GPA in the major must be maintained.
  3. An honors thesis. The research and writing of the thesis will be conducted over at least two quarters of the junior/senior years under the supervision of your Mathematics Honors Program Advisor. This research will be credited as eight to twelve units of MATH 199H. The completed thesis must be approved by the department's Honors Committee, and presented orally at the Undergraduate Research Conference or another appropriate occasion.
  4. Joint Math-Econ majors should consult the General Catalog for further requirements to the Honors Program.

The department's Honors Committee will determine the level of honors to be awarded (Honors with Distinction, Honors with High Distinction, or Honors with Highest Distinction), based on the student's GPA in the major and the quality of the honors work.

If you meet the above requirements and would like to be considered for the Mathematics Honors Program, complete an application and submit it to the Math Undergraduate Office (AP&M 7409).

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