Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Invitation to Excellence
The Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Cameron University offers honors programs for students who have demonstrated excellence in computing and mathematics. Students who apply and are accepted to enter the honors programs benefit from the experience, because of a specially selected curriculum. Honors courses are innovative and reflect the department’s interest in and commitment to students' academic, intellectual, cultural, and social developments.
1 - Qualifications for Joining the Mathematics Program
- Mathematics majors with a 3.3 GPA in mathematics courses and a 3.6 Cumulative GPA (which is required to graduate Cum Laude) may ask to be considered to enter the Honors in Mathematics or College of Science Honors program.
- Students may apply to the honors program once they complete calculus II.
- Students who qualify are informed to register at the new student’s conference and can pick up an application from the administrative assistance of the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
The requirement to Remain in Good Standing in the Mathematics Program
- Maintain at least a 3.3 GPA in Mathematics and at least a 3.6 Cumulative GPA
- Students with under 3.3 GPA in Mathematics but high enough Cumulative GPA to be over 3.4 at the end of the semester are placed on probation at the end of the semester for one semester and are removed from the program if they are under 3.3 GPA in Mathematics for a second consecutive semester.
- Students can be reinstated after qualifying and registering again.
- Students must take at least four honored courses 3000-level and above.
- Students must work on a research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
- Student must meet the following GPA requirements:
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.6
- A mathematics grade point average of at least 3.3 (which is no grade lower than B in the honor courses); and no grade of “F” in any course.
If you meet the mentioned requirements and would like to be considered for the Mathematics Honors Program, please complete an application.
2 - QUALIFICATIONS FOR JOINING THE COMPUTING PROGRAM
This Computing Honors Program provides rigorous undergraduate Computer Science and Information Technology curriculum aimed at students who go above and beyond the required assignments in their curriculum to further their knowledge in the field of technology. The aim of the program is to instill strong critical thinking, leadership, and scholarship skills in students through advanced work and robust faculty guidance.
To qualify for the undergraduate Computing Honors Program
The students must have completed at least 60 hours of coursework with a GPA of 3.6 or higher. Once admitted into the Honors Program, a student must satisfy the following requirements to earn the degree with honors:
1. Have a GPA of 3.6 or higher at graduation
2. Hold leadership role in departmental student organizations for at least one year
3. Take at least 9 hours of upper-division honored classes in their field of study. A grade of “B” or better is required for the honored classes.
4. Make an oral presentation at a public event on a topic related to a student’s field of study OR submit written work on a topic related to a student’s field of study to a workshop, conference, or journal.
To honor a class in the Computing Honors program
• The student must seek permission from the instructor of the class before enrolling, and
• The student and the instructor of the class must agree to criteria for honoring the class in writing. Some examples of criteria are conducting research, extra assignments or projects, and participation in instructor-assigned curricular or extracurricular activities