The JMU Department of Mathematics and Statistics has over 50 full-time faculty in mathematics and statistcs, focused on undergraduate teaching and undergraduate research. To find a particular department member, please see our Faculty and Staff Directory. All of the courses for math and science majors are taught in small sections by full-time faculty. This provides our students with the best of both worlds. They get the kind of in-depth faculty-student collaborative experiences that are usually only found in smaller liberal arts institutions, along with the breadth and diversity of offerings of a large institution.
Honors Degree in Mathematics
Honors in the Major | Mathematics
During the spring semester of junior year, majors with a 3. The Undergraduate Committee selects from this group, based on the advice of the department faculty, those who have demonstrated the ability and promise to successfully complete the course and thesis requirements of the program. Invited students who wish to pursue honors then choose a thesis advisor and begin work on a research project that culminates in an Honors thesis, completed during senior year. To be considered for the Honors Program students are strongly urged to take the following courses in or prior to their junior year. If students wish to satisfy the senior writing requirement with their Honors thesis, they must enroll for 4 hours of Math RW. Students interested in this program are urged to discuss it with Professor Zureick-Brown as early as possible.
Honors in Mathematics
A student who satisfies the requirements of the College for admission to the Honors Program and is interested in doing independent work is strongly encouraged to participate in the departmental Honors Program. Students who successfully complete the Honors Program will have their degrees conferred with 'Honors' or 'High Honors' in mathematics; high honors is awarded only if the student submits a written thesis. This program can be especially important to those who contemplate graduate work in mathematics or a related field. The following honors theses are available in PDF in full-text or abstract format.
At least one month before the last day of formal class meetings in the semester in which you are receiving credit for MAT Give a strong rough draft to your thesis director, second reader if appropriate , and Dr. Your thesis advisor and Dr. Cook will help you schedule your presentation. Important Note: Don't forget that your final, approved thesis must be submitted before the last day of formal class meetings during the semester in which you are receiving credit for MAT