Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Science (SoMSS)

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SoMSS students at Celebrating Honors (photo by Rhonda Olson)

Undergraduate degrees in mathematics and statistics are among the most versatile degrees, providing excellent preparation for disciplines ranging from business and law to the sciences and medicine, and much more. Every year, degrees in mathematics and statistics are unanimously rated at or near the top when ranked by pay levels, by job satisfaction, or by value as preparation for many careers. This is no surprise, as mathematics plays an ever more important role in ever more professions, and problem-solving skills and training in clear logical thinking are crucial for any career.

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SoMSS) regularly offers special sections - for honors students only - of many of our lower division courses, as well as MAT 300 and MAT 343. All Barrett, The Honors College students are strongly encouraged to select these special sections in which they automatically earn honors credit. These small sections provide a superior environment for deeper exploration of the topics and are taught by faculty who are enthusiastic about working with honors students. As such they offer a great opportunity to get to know research faculty and their research interests, laying the groundwork and making the contacts for possible later research projects leading to honors theses.


Download Guidelines: PDF icon somss_bhcguidelines_fa18.pdf

Additional Document: PDF icon reu_opps_sp18.pdf

Faculty Honors Advisors

Nancy Childress

Student Profile: 
Mara Steinhaus

Mara Steinhaus

"Starting my sophomore year, I worked for the Mathematics Department through a program called CSUMS which sponsors undergraduate students with an NIH grant to do research in any field of mathematics that they want."