Honors in Mathematics
In order to major with honors in either Mathematics or Mathematical Sciences, students must complete an additional approved program of independent study supervised by a member of the department, culminating in a written paper and a one-hour colloquium talk.
- In order to enter the honors program, the student should have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 in courses in the major numbered 200 or above.
- Suitably qualified students who wish to enter the honors program should, prior to the time of preregistration for their final semester at Colby, find a member of the department willing to mentor and supervise the work, prepare an outline of the proposed project, and receive the approval of the department.
- Honors students should enroll in Honors Independent Study (MA484), which is structured to involve the writing of a substantial paper. The paper will be read by at least one department member in addition to the project mentor. The honors independent study does not satisfy the 400-level requirement for the major.
- The student will be expected to give a talk on the work at the department colloquium.
- The awarding of honors is by recommendation of the department, following the successful completion of these requirements.