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Commonwealth College Honors for Mathematics Majors

**Are both commonwealth college honors and departmental honors offered?**

Mathematics majors who are also students in Commonwealth College may pursue honors through any of the three standard tracks: Commonwealth College Honors, Commonwealth College Departmental Honors, or Commonwealth College Multidisciplinary Honors. Mathematics majors who satisfy the requirements may also enter Commonwealth College after enrolling in the University.

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Honors Courses

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers several honors courses at all levels. All qualified students are encouraged to consider these courses; however, only Commonwealth College students directly benefit from the honors designation.

Course | Title | Offered | Requirements Satisfied |
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Math 127H | Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences I | Fall | |

Math 128H | Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences II | Spring | GenEd: R2 |

Math 131H | Calculus I | Fall | GenEd: R2 |

Math 132H | Calculus II | Fall | GenEd: R2 |

Math 233H | Multivariable Calculus | Fall/Spring | GenEd: R2 |

Math 235H | Linear Algebra | Fall | GenEd: R2 |

Math 499C | Capstone Course I | Not offered | CE I |

Math 499D | Capstone Course II | Not offered | CE II |

Math 511H | Abstract Algebra I | Not offered | |

Math 512H | Abstract Algebra II | Not offered | |

Math 523H | Introduction to Modern Analysis | Fall/Spring | |

Math 532H | Topics in Ordinary Differential Equations | Fall | |

Math 534H | Introduction to Partial Differential Equations | Spring | |

Math 563H | Differential Geometry | Spring | |

Stat 515H | Introduction to Statistics I | Not offered |

Under exceptional circumstances, and with the prior approval of both the instructor and the Honors Coordinator, students may also arrange to obtain honors credit for a 400-level course by adding an Honors Colloquium.

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Departmental Honors

To graduate with Departmental Honors, a student must complete the Mathematics Major with a GPA of at least 3.400 and complete the following courses with grades of **B** of higher.

- ENGLWRIT 112H - Honors College Writing. If College Writing is completed prior to CHC admission, a GenEd Honors course (3+ credits) can substitute
- HONORS 201H - Ideas that Changed the World (Gen Ed "I + US-DU", 4 credits)
- HONORS 391AH - Special Topics (1 credit)
- Gen Ed Honors Course (3+ credits)
- Gen Ed Honors Course (3+ credits). Students may petition to substitute a non-gen Ed Honors Course, please see a CHC advisor for details.
- One MATH/STAT Honors Courses at 400-level or higher
- A second MATH/STAT Honors Courses at 400-level or higher
- MATH/STAT 499Y Honors Research
- MATH/STAT 499T Honors Thesis (Must be taken in a different semester than Math 499Y)

Information on Latin Honors can be found at https://www.umass.edu/registrar/students/diploma-and-graduation/latin-ho...

In order to enroll in Departmental Honors, a student must submit a change of major form, signed by the Honors Coordinator, to the registrar.

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