Honors Program

Students interested in the honors program should consult with the a Math Staff 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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