# Majors, Minors & Specializations – UCLA Mathematics

###### Honors Program in Mathematics

**Admission to the Program:**

To be considered for admission to the Honors Program in Mathematics, a student must:

- be officially enrolled in the Mathematics major;
- have completed at least four courses at UCLA in the Mathematics Department from those required in the “Preparation for the Major” or Major; and
- have at least a 3.6 GPA in such mathematics courses taken at UCLA.

**Requirements For Honors At Graduation:**

The student must have completed, in addition to usual course requirements:

- Mathematics 115AH, 131AH, 131BH, 132H, 110AH, 110BH and 110C;
- One of the following:
- Mathematics 191; or
- take, as an approved active participant, any graduate seminar offered by the Department of Mathematics; or
- submit an original project, which can be done as part of a regular course, a special course (Mathematics 199), or by special arrangement.

- Earn a 3.6 GPA or higher in approved upper division and graduate mathematics courses

**Original Project:**

- The project should involve some aspects of mathematical theory.
- The project is to be carried out under the sponsorship of a faculty advisor.
- The project may be done as part of a regular course, a special course (Mathematics 199), Summer REU project or by a special arrangement.
- No later than one quarter prior to graduation, the student must submit a project proposal to the Honors Committee for approval. The project itself must be submitted not later than the fifth week of the last quarter before graduation.
- The Honors Committee will evaluate the project in consultation with the faculty sponsor, and may at it’s discretion, require a personal presentation by the student.

**Seminars:**

- Upper division seminars in Mathematics automatically count as mathematics electives for the major.

**Requirements For Highest Honors At Graduation:**

In addition to the above, the student must:

- complete at least one approved graduate mathematics course; and
- earn a 3.8 GPA or higher in approved upper division and graduate mathematics courses.

This Honors Program is independent of the honors sections of the mathematics courses. Graduation with Honors in Mathematics is also distinct from graduation with College Honors. Applications for the Honors Program in Mathematics are available in the Student Services Office, 6356 Math Sciences. If you have any questions about the program, or special requests, you are welcome to consult any members of the Mathematics Honors Committee, or see an Undergraduate Mathematics Counselor in 6356 Math Sciences.

December 2007

###### Honors Program in Applied Mathematics

**Admission to the Program:**

To be considered for admission to the Honors Program in Applied Mathematics, a student must:

- be officially enrolled in the Applied Mathematics major;
- have completed at least four courses at UCLA in the Mathematics Department from those required in the “Preparation for the Major” or Major; and
- have at least a 3.6 GPA in such mathematics courses taken at UCLA.

**Requirements For Honors At Graduation:**

1. The student must have completed:

Mathematics 115AH, 131AH, 131BH, and 132H **AND**

One of the following three quarter sequences:

- Mathematics 151AB and any course 152-159;
- 170AB and 171;
- Statistics 100ABC; or
- 3 from Mathematics 133, 134, 135, 136, 146.

(Other appropriate courses may be substituted for this requirement upon approval of the Honors Committee.)

2. The student must either:

- submit an original project as described below; or
- take, as an approved active participant, any upper division or graduate seminar offered by the Department of Mathematics. Such participation is described below.

3. The student must have a GPA of at least 3.6 in upper division mathematics and statistics courses taken for the major.

**Original Project:**

- The project should involve some aspects of mathematical theory.
- The project is to be carried out under the sponsorship of a faculty advisor.
- The project may be done as part of a regular course, a special course (Mathematics 199), Summer REU project or by a special arrangement.
**No later than one quarter prior to graduation, the student must submit a project proposal to the Honors Committee for approval. The project itself must be submitted not later than the fifth week of the last quarter before graduation.**- The Honors Committee will evaluate the project in consultation with the faculty sponsor, and may at it’s discretion, require a personal presentation by the student.

**Seminars:**

Approval as an active participant requires all of the following:

- two lectures;
- a written statement, signed by the instructor, describing the nature of the participation. This statement must be submitted to the Honors Committee no later than the end of the quarter in which the seminar is given or the fifth week of the last quarter before graduation, whichever is sooner;
- approval of the Honors Committee.
- Upper division seminars in Mathematics automatically count as mathematics electives for the major.

**Requirements For Highest Honors At Graduation:**

In addition to the above:

- Students who demonstrate exceptional achievement will be awarded Highest Honors.
- Decisions regarding projects, seminar participation, and Highest Honors will be made by the Honors Committee.

This Honors Program is independent of the honors sections of the mathematics courses. Graduation with Honors in Mathematics is also distinct from graduation with College Honors. Applications for the Honors Program in Mathematics are available in the Student Services Office, 6356 Math Sciences. If you have any questions about the program, or special requests, you are welcome to consult any members of the Mathematics Honors Committee, or see an Undergraduate Mathematics Counselor in 6356 Math Sciences.

December 2007

###### Honors Program in Financial Actuarial Mathematics

**Admission to the Program:**

To be considered for admission to the Honors Program in Financial Actuarial Mathematics, a student must:

- be officially enrolled in the Financial Actuarial Mathematics major;
- have completed all of the “Preparation for the Major” courses;
- have at least a 3.5 GPA in the Mathematics “Preparation for the Major” courses;
- have at least a 3.5 GPA in the Economics “Preparation for the Major” courses

**Requirements For Honors At Graduation:**

- Complete Mathematics 115AH, 131AH and 131BH;
- Complete Mathematics 170AB and 171;
- Complete Mathematics 172ABC and 173AB.

(Other appropriate courses may be substituted for this requirement upon approval of the Honors Committee.) - The student must either:

- submit an original project as described below; or
- take, as an approved active participant, any upper division or graduate seminar offered by the Department of Mathematics. Such participation is described below.

5. The student must have a GPA of at least 3.6 in upper division mathematics and economics/statistics courses (calculated separately) taken for the major.

**Original Project:**

- The project should involve some aspects of mathematical theory.
- The project is to be carried out under the sponsorship of a faculty advisor.
- The project may be done as part of a regular course, a special course (Mathematics 199), Summer REU project or by a special arrangement.
- The project may be done by enrolling in Economics 198A for preparation for Economics 198B (the thesis process requires enrollment in a two-quarter sequence of Economics courses).
- Present thesis in Economics 198B.

**No later than one quarter prior to graduation, the student must submit a project proposal to the Honors Committee for approval. The project itself must be submitted not later than the fifth week of the last quarter before graduation.**- The Honors Committee will evaluate the project in consultation with the faculty sponsor, and may at its discretion, require a personal presentation by the student.

**Seminars: **

Approval as an active participant requires all of the following:

- two lectures;
- a written statement, signed by the instructor, describing the nature of the participation. This statement must be submitted to the Honors Committee no later than the end of the quarter in which the seminar is given or the fifth week of the last quarter before graduation, whichever is sooner;
- approval of the Honors Committee.

**Requirements For Highest Honors At Graduation: **

In addition to the above:

- Students who demonstrate exceptional achievement will be awarded Highest Honors.
- Decisions regarding projects, seminar participation, and Highest Honors will be made by the Honors Committee.

This Honors Program is independent of the honors sections of the mathematics courses. Graduation with Honors in Mathematics is also distinct from graduation with College Honors. Applications for the Honors Program in Mathematics are available in the Student Services Office, 6356 Math Sciences. If you have any questions about the program, or special requests, you are welcome to consult any members of the Mathematics Honors Committee, or see an Undergraduate Mathematics Counselor in 6356 Math Sciences.

September 2013

###### Honors Program in Mathematics of Computation

**Admission to the Program:**

To be considered for admission to the Honors Program in Mathematics of Computation, a student must:

- be officially enrolled in the Mathematics of Computation major;
- have completed at least four courses at UCLA in the Mathematics Department from those required in the “Preparation for the Major” or Major; and
- have at least a 3.6 GPA in such mathematics courses taken at UCLA.

**Requirements For Honors At Graduation:**

1. The student must have completed:

Mathematics 115AH, 131AH, 131BH and 132H; and

- Mathematics 151AB and any one course from 152-159 and
- Mathematics 134, 135, and any one course from 133, 136 or 146.

2. The student must either:

- submit an original project as described below; or
- take, as an approved active participant, any upper division or graduate seminar offered by the Department of Mathematics. Such participation is described below.

3. The student must have a GPA of at least 3.6 in upper division mathematics and statistics courses taken for the major.

**Original Project:**

- The project should involve some aspects of mathematical theory.
- The project is to be carried out under the sponsorship of a faculty advisor.
- The Honors Committee will evaluate the project in consultation with the faculty sponsor, and may at it’s discretion, require a personal presentation by the student.

**Seminars:**

- Upper division seminars in Mathematics automatically count as mathematics electives for the major.

**Requirements For Highest Honors At Graduation:**

In addition to the above, the student must:

- earn a 3.8 GPA or higher in approved upper division and graduate mathematics courses.
- Decisions regarding projects, seminar participation, and Highest Honors will be made by the Honors Committee.

December 2007

###### Honors Program in Mathematics/Economics

**Admission to the Program:**

To be considered for admission to the Honors Program in Mathematics/Economics, a student must:

- be officially enrolled in the Mathematics/Economics major;
- have completed all of the “Preparation for the Major” courses;
- have at least a 3.5 GPA in the Mathematics “Preparation for the Major” courses;
- have at least a 3.5 GPA in the Economics “Preparation for the Major” courses; and
- have completed Econ 11, Econ 101 and Econ 102 with an overall GPA of 3.5.

**Requirements For Honors At Graduation:**

- Complete Mathematics 115AH;
- Complete Mathematics 131AH and 131BH;
- Enroll in Economics 198A for preparation for Economics 198B (the thesis process requires enrollment in a two-quarter sequence of Economics courses).
- Present thesis in Economics 198B.
- Complete major requirements with at least a 3.5 GPA in the upper division Mathematics courses.
- Complete major requirements with at least a 3.5 GPA in the upper division Economics courses.

**Requirements For Highest Honors At Graduation:**

In addition to the above:

- Highest honors, awarded at the discretion of the Mathematics Departmental Honors Committee and the Mathematics-Economics IDP Committee, in consultation with the Economics Department, and are based on grade-point average and quality of the senior thesis.

This Honors Program is independent of the honors sections of the mathematics courses. Graduation with Honors in Mathematics is also distinct from graduation with College Honors. Applications for the Honors Program in Mathematics/Economics are available in the Student Services Office, 6356 Math Sciences. If you have any questions about the program, or special requests, you are welcome to consult any members of the Mathematics Honors Committee, or see an Undergraduate Mathematics Counselor in 6356 Math Sciences.

January 2011

For more information, contact student services, ugrad[at]math.ucla.edu.