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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Mathematics and Statistics

Undergraduate Programs

Honors in Mathematics

Students majoring in the B.S. in Mathematics (all options) who would like an enriched academic program that includes a thesis may complete the Honors in the Major program described here. May also complete General Honors through the University Honors Program, in which case the thesis requirement may be met through the Honors in the Major.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Honors in the Major program will be determined by the Honors in the Major Advisor.

1. Junior or senior standing with at least one year remaining before graduation.

2. Declared major of B.S. in Mathematics or any of its options.

3. Completion of the following:

  • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    Prerequisite: Appropriate MDPT placement or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 111 and 113, or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 117.
  • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 122.
  • MATH 224 Calculus III (4)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 123 or 222.
  • MATH 247 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)
    Prerequisite: MATH 123 or 222.

And at least two upper division MATH courses at the time of entry with grades of at least "C" in each course. Students may apply during the semester in which they expect to complete these courses.

4. GPA's of at least 3.500 in all courses in the major and in all upper division courses in the major at the time of application.

5. Submission of an application describing the student's academic background, reasons for applying, and willingness to commit to completion of the requirements, including a thesis.

6. Letter of recommendation from a CSULB faculty member familiar with the student's work and abilities.

Graduation Requirements

1. GPA of at least 3.500 in all upper division courses in the major and in all courses in Items 3, 4, and 5, below.

2. Completion of all requirements for the chosen option of the B.S. in Mathematics.

3. Completion of at least one of the following courses:

  • MATH 347, 423, 451, 461, 463, 472, 479.

These courses may be included among the upper division units for the major, in item 2, if allowed in the student's major.

4. Completion of at least three units of any combination of:

  • MATH 491 and/or MATH 496.

5. Completion of 3 units of MATH 498H, Senior Thesis-Honors.

6. It is a requirement for this Honors in the Major program that the 6 units of MATH 491, 496, and 498H be in addition to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics course requirements for the B.S.

7. Presentation of thesis results in a public forum. This forum could be at a meeting of a scientific or professional organization or a campus or departmental forum, subject to the approval of the Honors in the Major Advisor.

Substitutions to this program must be approved by the Honors in the Major Advisor.

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