The Department of Mathematics participates in several honors programs that offer an enriched educational experience with additional opportunities for recognition. Below is a summary of the different programs, with links to more detailed information. Students may participate in more than one program.
The Mathematics Honors Track
This is a version of the mathematics major intended to provide qualified students with an experience of mathematics that is richer, more rigorous, and more personal than is provided by the standard major. Participation in the Mathematics Honors Track requires a formal application and approval by the honors committee of the faculty.
Graduation with Honors in Mathematics
Graduating students with outstanding performance as a math major may be awarded honors, high honors, or highest honors in Mathematics.
Students successfully completing the Mathematics Honors Track will normally qualify for graduation with honors in mathematics, and may qualify for high or highest honors. However, graduation with honors in mathematics is not limited to participants in the Mathematics Honors Track.
SAS Honors Program and
SOE Honors Program
Students in the Honors Program in Engineering will be required to take honors calculus, and students in the SAS Honors Program may wish to do so as well.
Honors level courses and sections
Qualified undergraduates have the opportunity to take courses that go beyond the normal undergraduate curriculum. These include:
- courses that are designated as honors level
- honors sections of standard courses
- graduate courses
Students in the Mathematics Honors Track are especially encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities. Some of these courses satisfy requirements for graduation with Honors in Mathematics. Undergraduates wishing to take graduate courses will need the approval of the Director of the Honors Track and the Graduate Vice Chair.
Department of Mathematics Honors Seminars
These are seminars, usually 1 credit, which expose students to material not usually covered in the regular curriculum. Some of these seminars satisfy requirements for College Honors Programs, and some satisfy requirements for the Mathematics Honors Track.