Honors Program

Students interested in the honors program should consult with the Honors Program Advisor early in their program, preferably by their junior year.


Please note that the requirements for graduating with honors in Math and Applied Math are as follows:

In addition to completing the requirements for the major in mathematics or applied mathematics, students in the Honors Program must:

(a) earn a GPA of at least 3.5 in upper division and graduate courses in the major and at least 3.3 in all courses taken at the University (As a COVID-term policy modification please note that up to 3 of the 8 upper-division major requirements can be satisfied with P grades as long as those P grades were from a COVID-affected term: Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021.)

(b) complete one of the following:

  • Math 196 (senior honors thesis)
  • At least 2 graduate classes with grades of A- or higher in each
  • At least 1 graduate class with an A- or higher plus 1 graduate class with a Pass grade if that "P" grade is earned in one of the COVID-affected terms of Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021 or Summer 2021.  This modification applies to students graduating in the Spring 2020 and in subsequent terms (including 2020-21 and the 2021-22 academic years)

(c) receive the recommendation of the Head Major Advisor [Note: This is not required in most cases and is only needed if there is some ambiguity in the completion of requirements (a) through (b).



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