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Honors Track in Mathematics and Statistics

The Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics Honors Track offers an opportunity for outstanding mathematics majors to engage in independent research under the supervision of a faculty member. Students who successfully complete the honors track will receive notice of this distinction on their academic transcripts and on their diplomas.

The requirements for admission to the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics Honors Track are the following:

  1. Completion of 12 credits in the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 4 of which should be at a 300 level or above.
  2. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 points and a minimum GPA of 3.67 points in the Mathematics major.
  3. Complete application form submitted to the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics no later than three quarters before graduation.

The Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics Honors Track requirements for graduation are:

  1. Mth 251, 252, 253, 254, 261, 256, 344, 311, 312.

    One of the following: Mth 338, 345, 346, 444.
    One of the following: Mth 271, CS 161.
    Two approved 400 level sequences.
    One approved elective course.

  2. Mth 401- Honors project (3 credits)

    The Department Chairperson, in consultation with faculty, will assign the students a faculty adviser to guide their research. This research topic will be at a 400 level or above and not have been discussed or presented in courses the students have taken.
    The written project should be approved by the Chairperson of the Department. Concluding the work, the students will give an oral presentation of the Honors project to faculty and students.

  3. Students must have a cumulative GPA no lower than 3.5 points and a GPA no lower than 3.67 points in the major.

No mathematics or statistics courses taken under the undifferentiated grading option are acceptable towards fulfilling the requirements for the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics Honors Track.

The Department Chairperson and an undergraduate adviser will monitor the progress of the students accepted in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics Honors Track.