The Honors Program
To be eligible to enroll in the Mathematics Honors Seminar, by the end of junior year students must have completed one depth sequence (MATH 335-435, MATH 336-416, MATH 336-436, MATH 341-441) and have earned a GPA of at least 3.33, with a GPA in Kenyon mathematics courses of at least 3.6. The student must also have, in the estimation of the mathematics faculty, a reasonable expectation of fulfilling the requirements for Honors, listed below.
To earn Honors in mathematics, a student must: (1) Complete two depth sequences (see list above); (2) Complete at least six 0.5-unit courses in mathematics numbered 300 or above; (3) Pass the Senior Exercise in the fall semester; (4) Pass the Mathematics Honors Seminar MATH 498; (5) Present the results of independent work in MATH 498 to a committee consisting of an outside examiner and members of the Kenyon Mathematics Department; (6) successfully complete an examination written by an outside examiner covering material from MATH 498 and previous mathematics courses; (7) Maintain an overall Kenyon GPA of at least 3.33; (8) Maintain a Mathematics Department GPA of at least 3.6.
Based on performance in all of the above-mentioned areas, the department (in consultation with the outside examiner) can elect to award Honors, High Honors, or Highest Honors; or not to award honors at all.