Courant Institute New York University FAS CAS GSAS

Major And Minor Requirements

Major in Mathematics

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN CAS FALL 2014 OR LATER

The requirements for the mathematics major are thirteen courses numbered MATH-UA 120 or higher which must include:

Calculus Requirement

MATH-UA 121 Calculus I

and either the following three courses: or the two intensive courses: Analysis and Algebra Requirement

Either of these courses can be substituted by its more intensive counterpart: The rest of the 13 required courses must include at least three of the following: The remaining four courses can be any mathematics courses numbered MATH-UA 120 or higher, except MATH-UA 211, 212, 213, or 270.

* Any two computer science courses numbered CSCI-UA 101 or higher may be credited toward the 13 course requirement.

* Students enrolled in and who complete the Premedical or Predental Program and who wish to major in mathematics may substitute at most two math classes by any two of the following; General Physics I and II (PHYS-UA 11 and 12) or Physics I, II (PHYS-UA 100 and 101) toward their 13 course requirement. However, if these physics courses are used towards the mathematics major, the computer sciences courses will not apply towards the major.

*Students may double-count no more than two courses towards both the Mathematics Major and the requirements of another major or minor.

* Students may petition to enroll in graduate mathematics courses and apply them to the undergraduate major. Usually, permission to enroll is not granted until the student has completed MATH-UA 325 Analysis and the available undergraduate courses on the same topic.

*Courses taken under the pass/fail option are not counted toward the major.

* A grade of C or better is required in all courses used to fulfill the major requirement.

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN CAS FALL 2012 OR LATER

Math Major Check Sheet

The requirements for the mathematics major are twelve courses numbered MATH-UA 120 or higher which must include:

Either the following three courses: Or the following two courses: The rest of the 12 required courses must include two of the following:

The remaining four courses can be any mathematics courses numbered MATH-UA 120 or higher, except MATH-UA 125, 211, 212, 213 or 246.


REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN CAS BEFORE FALL 2012
The requirements for the mathematics major are twelve courses numbered MATH-UA 120 or higher which must include:

Either the following three courses: Or the following two courses: The rest of the 12 required courses must include one of the following:

The remaining five courses can be any mathematics courses numbered MATH-UA 120 or higher, except MATH-UA 125, 211, 212, 213, or 246.

Joint Major in Mathematics and Computer Science

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN CAS FALL 2014 OR LATER

An interdisciplinary major offered jointly by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, providing the opportunity to study both computer science and such relevant mathematics courses as analysis, algebra, probability, and statistics. The requirements are ten courses numbered MATH-UA 120 or higher, except MATH-UA 211, 212, 213 or 270 from the Mathematics Department, which must include:


The rest of the 10 required courses must include two of the following:

and eight computer science courses as required for the major in that department. Please refer to the undergraduate computer science website for information on computer science courses:Undergraduate Computer Science Website.

*Students may double-count no more than two courses towards both the Joint Major in Mathematics and Computer Science and the requirements of another major or minor.

* Courses taken under the pass/fail option are not counted toward the major.

* A grade of C or better is required in all these courses to fulfill the major requirement.

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN CAS FALL 2012 OR LATER

An interdisciplinary major offered jointly by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, providing the opportunity to study both computer science and such relevant mathematics courses as analysis, algebra, probability, and statistics.

The requirements are ten courses numbered MATH-UA 120 or higher, except MATH-UA 125, 211, 212, 213 or 246 from the Mathematics Department, which must include: The rest of the 10 required courses must include two of the following: and eight computer science courses as required for the major in that department. Please refer to the undergraduate computer science website for information on computer science courses: Undergraduate Computer Science Website

*Students may double-count no more than two courses towards both the Joint Major in Mathematics and Computer Science and the requirements of another major or minor.

* Courses taken under the pass/fail option are not counted toward the major.

* A grade of C or better is required in all these courses to fulfill the major requirement.

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN CAS BEFORE FALL 2012

The requirements are ten courses numbered MATH-UA 120 or higher, except MATH-UA 125, 211, 212, 213 or 246 from the Mathematics Department, which must include:

The rest of the 10 required courses must include one of the following:

*Students may double-count no more than two courses towards both the Joint Major in Mathematics and Computer Science and the requirements of another major or minor.

* Courses taken under the pass/fail option are not counted toward the major.

* A grade of C or better is required in all these courses to fulfill the major requirement.

Joint Major in Mathematics and Economics

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN CAS FALL 2014 OR LATER

Of the nine mathematics courses, the following five are required:
*The Math for Economics sequence is the preferred sequence for this major, although we will accept either Math for Economics or Calculus.
Plus four chosen courses from:

The economics requirements (nine courses) are ECON-UA 1, 2, 11, 13, 20 (if not taking MATH-UA 234 Mathematical Statistics), 266, plus any three economics elective courses, at least two of which must be theory electives numbered ECON-UA 300-399. Note that students who take MATH-UA 234 instead of ECON-UA 20 for the statistics requirement must take a total of four ECON-UA electives. Please refer to the undergraduate economics website for information on economics courses:
Information on Economics Courses.

*Students may double-count no more than two courses towards both the Joint Major in Mathematics and Economics and the requirements of another major or minor.

* Courses taken under the pass/fail option are not counted toward the major.

* A grade of C or better is required in all these courses to fulfill the major requirement.

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN CAS FALL 2013 OR LATER

The mathematics requirements are a total of nine courses. The following five courses are required: *The Math for Economics sequence is the preferred sequence for this major, although we will accept either Math for Economics or Calculus.

Plus four chosen courses from: The economics requirements (nine courses) are ECON-UA 1, 2, 11, 13, 20 (if not taking MATH-UA 234 Mathematical Statistics), 266, plus any three economics elective courses, at least two of which must be theory electives numbered ECON-UA 300-399. Note that students who take MATH-UA 234 instead of ECON-UA 20 for the statistics requirement must take a total of four ECON-UA electives. Please refer to the undergraduate economics website for information on economics courses:
Information on Economics Courses

*Students may double-count no more than two courses towards both the Joint Major in Mathematics and Economics and the requirements of another major or minor.

* Courses taken under the pass/fail option are not counted toward the major.

* A grade of C or better is required in all these courses to fulfill the major requirement.

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN CAS FALL 2012 - SUMMER 2013

The mathematics requirements are a total of nine courses. The following five courses are required:

Plus four chosen courses from: The economics requirements (nine courses) are ECON-UA 1, 2, 11, 13, 20, 266, plus any three economics elective courses, at least two of which must be theory electives numbered ECON-UA 300 -399. Please refer to the undergraduate economics website for information on economics courses:
Information on Economics Courses.

*Students may double-count no more than two courses towards both the Joint Major in Mathematics and Economics and the requirements of another major or minor.

* Courses taken under the pass/fail option are not counted toward the major.

* A grade of C or better is required in all these courses to fulfill the major requirement.

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN CAS BEFORE FALL 2012

The math requirements are the same. The economics requirements (nine courses) are ECON-UA 5, 6, 11, 13, 20, 266, plus any three economics elective courses, at least two of which must be theory electives numbered ECON-UA 300-399. Please refer to the undergraduate economics website for information on economics courses: Information on Economics Courses.

Mathematics Minor

The requirement for a mathematics minor is four 4-credit courses in the department numbered MATH-UA 120 or higher. Of these four courses MATH-UA 211, 212 or 213 may not be used if you have taken Calculus. Although courses transferred from other colleges may count towards the minor, at least two courses for the minor must be taken at NYU. Students pursuing majors that require mathematics courses may follow this minor, as long as two of the four courses do not apply simultaneously to the requirements for their major.

Joint Mathematics and Computer Science Minor

The requirements are the following four courses:

*Students who wish to double-count courses for the math portion of the minor and another requirement may count at most two such courses toward the minor.

* Courses taken under the pass/fail option are not counted toward the minor.

* A grade of C or better is required in all courses to count toward the minor.

Advanced Mathematical Methods Minor

The mathematical methods minor will consist of four distinct components. Students will be required to take at least one Stern course to fulfill this minor.

1.Linear Algebra MATH-UA 140 (Formerly V63.0140) or equivalent 4 units.

2.Introduction to the Theory of Probability STAT-UB 14 (Formerly C22.0014) 3 units.

3.Numerical Analysis MATH-UA 252 (Formerly V63.0252) 4 units.
OR Numerical Methods I MATH-GA 2010 (Formerly G63.2010) 3 units.

4. One course from the advanced course list below:

Notes
All students must take at least one Stern course in order to meet minor requirements. If a student has completed the CAS version of Probability, STAT-UB 14 should not be taken. Instead, please select one of the following:

Mathematics Education Minor for Math Majors

The Mathematics Education Minor (for Mathematics Majors) enables you to complete course work as an undergraduate in CAS that will reduce the number of credits required of a Steinhardt School of Education M.A. degree in Teachers of Mathematics, Grades 7-12 that will fulfill the requirements for Initial teacher certification. The master's degree will require 30 credits including student teaching internships beyond the bachelor's degree.

Ideally you would want to declare the minor and begin taking these courses during your first semester of junior year. Please be advised that most of these courses require a field work component consisting of classroom observation and participation. For course descriptions, please see the current Steinhardt School of Education's Undergraduate Bulletin at http://www.steinhardt.nyu.edu/bulletin.