Honors Program in Mathematics
Upon recommendation of the faculty, qualified students are invited to join the Honors Program in Mathematics. The objectives of the program are to:
- deepen a student's understanding and appreciation of mathematics.
- provide the student with the opportunity to conduct research on a selected topic with guidance from a faculty member.
- enhance the student's preparation for graduate study in mathematics.
The program consists of three special courses:
- MATH 290 - Sophomore Honors Mathematics
- MATH 390 - Honors Special Topics
- MATH 490 - Honors Thesis
Generally, Math 290 and Math 390 are taken in the spring semester of the student's sophomore and junior years, respectively, while MATH 490 is taken in the senior year. The department also offers:
MATH 190 - Honors Problem Solving
each spring to a select group of freshmen who have been recommended by their calculus instructors. Although not a formal part of the Honors Program, MATH 190 is a good course for freshmen who like working on nontrivial problems and wish to further develop their analytical thinking skills.