Students wishing to qualify for departmental honors in the mathematics major must:
- complete all departmental requirements for the mathematics major and have a GPA of 3.50 or higher for all course work (MA, MC, and CS) taken in the department;
- have a GPA of 3.0 for all course work taken at Skidmore;
- file with the department, by the end of the official add-drop period of the spring semester of the senior year, a declaration of intention to qualify for honors; and
- submit an honors thesis to be read by a review committee, and give an oral presentation of the thesis to the department. The review committee will evaluate the thesis to determine if it is of the exceptional quality which merits honors; the committee’s recommendation will be submitted to the department for final adjudication.
PI MU EPSILON, New York Alpha Theta Chapter: Incorporated in 1914, Pi Mu Epsilon is a national honorary society whose purpose is the promotion of scholarly activity in mathematics. Undergraduate students are qualified for membership if they meet one of the following criteria: 1) upperclassmen who have completed at least two years of college mathematics, including calculus, with at least a B average and who are in the top third of their class in general college work; 2) sophomores, majoring in or intending to major in mathematics, who have completed at least three semesters of college mathematics, including one year of calculus, with a straight A record and who are in the top quarter of their class in general college work.