Mathematics and Statistics

The Comprehensive and Honors Qualifying Examination in Mathematics

Every mathematics major needs to take the comprehensive examination in mathematics, and any student wishing to write a senior honors thesis in mathematics needs to take the honors qualifying examination in mathematics in their junior year.

Any statistics major who wishes to pursue honors and write a thesis in statistics must pass the honors qualifying exam in statistics during their junior year. These students should reference the mathematics core exam for the first part of their examination and the probability subject examination page for the second part.

The sub-pages of this page contain the information you need to understand the exam in mathematics and prepare for taking it:

* The departmental policy for the comprehensive and honors qualifying examination in mathematics

* The syllabi for the courses covered on the examination

* Advice for how to study for the exam

* Old comprehensive examinations

* Solutions to old comprehensive examinations