A degree with honors in mathematics will be awarded by the department to students who have achieved excellence in the work of the major and also meet the following further requirements:
An honors project normally requires two semesters of independent study with a faculty member. A student interested in pursuing honors should approach faculty members at the end of her junior year to determine the availability of a project of mutual interest. The written thesis must be completed by the last day of classes in the spring semester, and preferably a week before the oral presentation is given. The formal decision on honors is determined by a vote of the math faculty after the oral presentation and after the final version of the written thesis has been submitted.