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Making the most of mathematics

Through the department honors program in mathematics, Blugolds majoring in mathematics liberal arts, actuarial science, applied mathematics/statistics and mathematics teaching are provided with additional opportunities to take their academic experience further. As part of honors, students will participate in high-impact practices such as collaborative research with a faculty member, presenting at a mathematics conference and more. Read about how to get involved with this exceptional program.


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.

Application process

An application 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.  The application is available at the following link: Honors Application


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:

  • A faculty/student collaborative mathematics research project
  • Score of 176 or above on the ETS Mathematics Content Knowledge assessment(Praxis II)
  • An off-campus mathematics presentation at a conference
  • Participation in a state, regional or national competition in Actuarial Science
  • Passing grade on two professional exams given by the Society of Actuaries or Casualty Actuarial Society
  • A mathematics related internship
  • Acceptance of a mathematics publication in a peer-reviewed journal
Students and faculty members participate in a math retreat day in Hibbard.

University Honors Program

Not only does UW-Eau Claire have departmental honors programs, but there is also a university wide honors program that eligible Blugolds can get involved with. As part of this program, high-achieving students take courses with unique subject matter that are designed to encourage discussion. In addition, activities outside of class help create a community.

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