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  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

Mathematics and Computer Science Honors Program



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Admission to the Mathematics and Computer Science Departmental Honors Program will be open to students who have at least a 3.50 GPA, on a 4.0 scale, for all classes, over at least 12 semester hours of work in residence at EIU, and who have the permission of the Dean of the Honors College and the Departmental Honors Coordinator. Mathematics 2800 (for Mathematics Majors) or 2345 (for Mathematics and Computer Science Majors) must be completed prior to admission. 

Students in the Mathematics and Computer Science Honors Program must maintain an overall GPA of 3.50. Students who have been dismissed from the program because their overall GPA has fallen below 3.50 may petition for readmission. Students must raise their GPA to 3.50 and submit their petition to the Dean of the Honors College and the Departmental Honors Coordinator.

Departmental Honors Requirements


Honors thesis supervision will be undertaken by a faculty member approved by the Departmental Honors Coordinator, the student’s Faculty Advisor, and the Departmental Chairperson. The thesis must be submitted and defended in accordance with the Senior Thesis Guide and must be signed by the thesis supervisor.

A graduate course (5000+) may fulfill 3 of the above 12 hours with permission of the Dean of the Honors College, the Departmental Honors Coordinator, and the Graduate Coordinator. (A graduate course may not replace Mathematics 4644.)

Students in the departmental honors program must complete all requirements for graduation with a degree in Mathematics, Mathematics with Teacher Licensure, or Mathematics and Computer Science. The following substitutions may be made:

A mathematics honors seminar in any area may be substituted for the major requirement in that area, or for any elective towards the major, with permission of the Department Honors Coordinator and the Departmental Chairperson. (Example: An honors seminar in Probability may be substituted for Mathematics 3701.)

A mathematics graduate course (5000+) in any area may be substituted for the major requirement in that area with permission of the Departmental Honors Coordinator and the Departmental Chairperson.

At least 12 hours, which must include Mathematics 4644, from among the following Honors courses:

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