Senior Thesis Options

Senior Thesis Options

To enter the honors program in mathematics, a student must have completed 120 units of coursework with an overall grade-point average of at least 3.5 and at least 24 upper-division mathematics and statistics units with a grade-point average of at least 3.5 (excluding Mathematics 100A-B, 193, 195A-B, and PSTAT 133A-B-C and 193).

To complete the honors program, the student must maintain a grade-point average of at least 3.5 in all upper-division and graduate mathematics and statistics courses (excluding Mathematics 100A-B, 193, 195A-B, and PSTAT 133A-B-C and 193) and as well as complete one of the following: (a) a senior thesis, Math 197A-B; (b) a two-quarter graduate sequence; or (c) together with an advisor, submit a Distinction in the Major proposal for an interdisciplinary program of three mathematically oriented courses outside the math department to the undergraduate committee for its approval. Option C does not apply to economics/mathematics or financial mathematics majors.

Distinction in the Major for each option will be awarded at graduation pending final approval by the Department of Mathematics Undergraduate Committee. Written projects will be submitted to the committee, and grades will be evaluated for coursework options. To apply for the Honors Program in Mathematics, please email the Mathematics Undergraduate Advisors at ugrad@math.ucsb.edu.