Eligible first-year students and sophomores may take 01:640:192, 291, and 292, which are honors courses in second-, third-, and fourth-semester calculus, respectively. Entry into these courses is determined by the department and is based on the student's previous performance in mathematics. The department occasionally offers honors sections of other courses.
To graduate with departmental honors, a mathematics major must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.4 or better in mathematics courses at the 300 level or above and an overall cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0, and must complete successfully two courses that are either approved independent study courses, approved graduate courses, approved sections of 300- or 400-level courses, or an approved project. A student who would like to have a course count toward the two-course honors requirement must apply at the department office no later than the first week of classes of the semester during which he or she takes the course. The determination of whether a candidate graduates with departmental honors depends on the student's total performance in mathematics (including the written exposition of mathematical ideas). A more detailed description of the honors program can be obtained at the departmental offices or on the website.