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Requirements for Honors for all majors and specializations within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics:

  1. Eligibility: A 3.5 GPA in math courses.
  2. To receive departmental honors, a student must engage in independent research during their junior or senior year. The student should successfully complete an Independent Research 493 course during a semester they spend on-campus, and prepare a paper which will be due the middle of their last (graduating) term. A presentation (which we envision being a 40 minute talk, perhaps during a lunch period) will be given in the two week period following the submission of the paper. The members of the student’s Honors Committee will be present, and be given ample opportunity to ask the students questions about their research to gauge their level of understanding.