Do you enjoy problem solving? Are you interested in learning advanced mathematics or using mathematical tools to solve real world problems? Then consider joining one of the Math Department’s Honors Programs!
There are two honors programs that are available to math majors: The College/ASC Honors Program and the Department Honors Track. In either program, students learn analytical skills that are highly valued in industrial and academic settings and they do so in small challenging classes taught by regular faculty.
Our College Honors Programs allow students the freedom to pursue mathematics as it relates to different fields. The Department of Mathematics has College Honors Programs in the following department concentrations (tracks): theoretical mathematics (also referred to as the traditional track), applied mathematics (with chemistry and mathematical physics options), mathematical biology, financial mathematics, actuarial science, and mathematics for educators. Specific courses vary between tracks, but all students in a College Honors Program will complete their degree with rigorous training in the mathematical sciences. Students who satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program requirements and successfully complete honors in one of the Department of Mathematics tracks will receive the designation with honors in Arts and Sciences on their graduation diploma.
The Mathematics Department Honors Track is a highly demanding track aimed at students who plan to go to graduate school in theoretical mathematics or in a closely related subject. Students completing the demanding four-year Honors Track will have the designation with distinction in Mathematics on their graduation diploma. Additional graduate coursework in this track can also lead to a master's degree within four years.
Students graduating with a degree in mathematics are prepared to enter a wide variety of careers in different areas, including insurance companies, non-governmental organizations, computer firms, biotech and medical companies as well as government labs and research institutes.