The honors program of the Department of Mathematics is designed for students with a wide variety of interests and goals. Honors courses are regularly offered at each academic level. The program includes courses for students who are not majoring in science and mathematics. Honors coursework gives recognizably distinguished preparation to those who wish to apply mathematical methods to other fields. Completion of the honors program coursework offers optimal preparation for graduate study and for a career as a professional mathematician.
Math-S class sizes are typically smaller than their MATH-M counterparts. The curriculum in honors courses differs substantially from the Math-M versions. Honors courses present mathematics with an emphasis on conceptual understanding and on rigorous explanations. Students who excel in Math-M courses and are committed to the study of mathematics are encouraged to try an honors course after consulting with a Mathematics Department advisor.