The Honors in Mathematics distinction is designed to recognize the achievements of graduating math majors who, in addition to having excellent results in regular class work, have successfully completed an independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member. To be eligible for departmental honors in mathematics a student must have a cumulative average of 3.0 or higher and have a cumulative average of 3.3 or higher in MATH courses 200 and above.
Students wishing to graduate with departmental honors in mathematics must also:
complete a research project under the supervision of a mathematics faculty;
be nominated for honors by the supervising faculty;
write a thesis and give an oral presentation of their independent research.
The departmental Honors Committee decides whether the project and thesis are worthy of honors recognition.