THE HONORS B.A. IN MATHEMATICS
A set of foundational courses must be completed before acceptance into the concentration. The concentration requires seven courses of which three are core courses and four are advanced courses. At least two of the advanced courses must be at the graduate level. In addition, an independent research project is required and students must satisfy the upper-level writing requirement.
The deadline for signing up for Honors B.A. is March 1. The deadline for presenting the talk is April 1. If you are interested in in the Honors B.A., please contact Professor Steve Gonek at email@example.com.
Foundational Course Requirement
The following foundational courses must be completed before acceptance into the concentration:
- MTH 171Q: Honors Calculus I
- MTH 172Q: Honors Calculus II
- MTH 173Q: Honors Calculus III
- MTH 174Q: Honors Calculus IV
Alternatively, students may satisfy the Foundational Course Requirement by completing MTH 161, 162, 164, 165 and 235. Equivalent courses may be substituted for the above. In particular, MTH163 can be substituted for MTH165 although MTH165 is recommended for math majors and anyone planning to take MTH235. Credit granted for AP courses may be used to satisfy foundational requirements.
Core Course Requirement
Students must complete the following three courses.
- MTH 236H: Introduction to Algebra I (Honors)
- MTH 240H: Introduction to Topology (Honors)
- MTH 265H: Functions of a Real Variable I (Honors)
Advanced Course Requirement
In addition to the core courses, students must complete four 4-credit advanced mathematics courses, at least two of which are at the graduate level. Any mathematics course numbered 200 or above (excepting courses used to satisfy the Core Course Requirement) qualifies as an advanced mathematics course. Any mathematics course numbered 400 or above qualifies as a graduate level course.
Independent Research Project
Students will work on an independent research project in either Math 236H, 240H, 265H or one of their graduate courses with the agreement and under the close supervision of the instructor of the course. Upon completion, students will submit a written report on the project to the department's Honors Committee and present a one-hour public talk at which the members of the committee are in attendance.
Grade Point Average Requirement
Students must complete the above program with at least a 3.25 grade point average in order to qualify for the Honors B.A. in Mathematics.
Upper Level Writing Requirement
All majors must also satisfy the mathematics upper-level writing requirement.