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Information for students interested to join the Math Honors Program

UT freshman and sophomore students are invited to join the Math Honors Program if they are near the top of their class in Math 300, Introduction to Abstract Math (or Honors 307).

Incoming freshman may join the program as soon as they start at UT, if they study the Math 300 material independently and pass a ‘math audition’ before the UT Math Honors committee. Note that the Math 300 material is quite difficult and, unless you do logic puzzles or have read about logic or set theory on your own, very unfamiliar. A lot of time and dedication are required to prepare for a math audition, and even high-ability students may have neither the time nor inclination to pursue this path. In fact, among all the excellent current and past math honors students, only five passed a math audition as incoming freshmen. Those who are interested in trying should e-mail Dr. Nicoara with the subject “math honors”.

For most mathematically talented incoming freshmen, the strategy should be to take Math 307 or 300 as soon as possible, preferably in the fall of the freshman year.

Please read the info for Current Students to learn more about the requirements of the UT Math Honors Program. Visit the page Why UT Math Honors? to learn about the benefits and successful outcomes of the program.