Honors in Mathematics


The awarding of departmental honors to a Mathematics major signifies that the student has both a superior knowledge of the subject and has completed a substantial creative achievement outside of the normal pattern of Mathematics courses. To receive honors, Mathematics majors must have a GPA of at least 3.5 in their Mathematics courses and complete an honors project supervised by a Mathematics faculty member and approved by a departmental honors committee. Interested students should consult with the Department Chairperson.

Lathrop Award

The Thomas G. Lathrop Award is a monetary award presented annually since 1980 in memory of Professor Thomas G. Lathrop. The award is presented to students who have demonstrated excellence in Mathematics or Computer Science at Salem State. Students are selected based on recommendations by faculty in the Mathematics and Computer Science departments and on their overall achievements in Mathematics and Computer Science courses. The funding of the award is provided entirely by contributions from the Lathrop family and from members of the Salem State community and it is independent of university funds. Some history of the award can be found here.