The senior project in mathematics is intended to be a culminating, independent experience of the mathematics major. Students must select a member of the mathematics faculty to serve as their supervisor. In consultation with this supervisor, the student should choose a mathematical topic to study for the senior project. The project must be presented in a written paper, as well as in a public oral presentation.
Students wishing to complete a senior project in mathematics must submit a senior project proposal form, which must be approved by the mathematics department.
The above proposal form must be completed by the second Friday of the semester in which the senior project will be completed. You will need your project supervisor's approval before finalizing your proposal form, so it is highly recommended that you begin this process much earlier than the due date!
The following is a list of some recent titles of senior projects, which may give you some idea of the nature of what can be studied for the senior project.