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Graduation with Honors in Mathematics

The honors program in mathematics is intended for mathematics majors, including actuarial science, mathematics education, and liberal arts majors, who have demonstrated excellence in their coursework, and who want to experience the mathematical community outside the classroom. The high impact practices required for department honors in mathematics align with such experiences. 


 Mathematics majors who have a resident and total GPA of 3.50 or higher, and have completed at least 12 hours of mathematics courses with a GPA of 3.50 or higher.


 An application (which is available in the mathematics department office) must be submitted to the department chair with a letter of support from a mathematics faculty member. The application should be submitted during the junior year.

Application Form 


Graduate with a 3.50 GPA or higher in the major, and submit evidence to the department chair that two of the following have been satisfactorily completed:

  1. A faculty/student collaborative mathematics research project
  2. ETS Recognition of Excellence in Mathematics Content Knowledge
  3. An off-campus mathematics presentation at a conference
  4. Participation in a state, regional or national competition in Actuarial Science
  5. Passing grade on a professional exam given by the Society of Actuaries or Casualty Actuarial Society
  6. A mathematics related internship
  7. Acceptance of a mathematics publication in a peer-reviewed journal.