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Department of Mathematics


The B.S with Distinction in Mathematics

The B.S. with Distinction in Mathematics

The Requirements


  • Admission to the Undergraduate Research Track.
  • A brief research plan, approved by the student's senior thesis committee, must be filed with the Department of Mathematics and with the College of Arts and Sciences, by the end of the first semester after the student's admission to the Undergraduate Research Track.
  • Completion of Undergraduate Research (MATH 499).
  • Completion of at least 12 hours of mathematics courses numbered 500 and above beyond the major requirements. These courses must be approved by the Undergraduate Director.
  • A senior thesis, embodying original research, approved by the student's senior thesis committee.
  • A public presentation of the research in the senior thesis in a venue approved by the thesis advisor.
  • A GPA of at least 3.60 in mathematics courses numbered 500 and above and an overall GPA of at least 3.30.


How to Apply for Admission to the Undergraduate Research Track


  • A GPA of at least 3.60 in mathematics courses numberd 500 and above and an overall GPA of 3.30 is prequisite for admission to the Undergraduate Research Track.
  • Assemble a senior thesis committee, consisting of a thesis advisor, who must be a tenure-track faculty member in the Department of Mathematics, and one or two other tenure-track research faculty, who can be drawn from any department in the University.
  • Submit your request for admission and your senior thesis committee to the Department of Mathematics Undergraduate Advisory Council for approval. You must apply at least one year before graduation.