MATH-UA 121 Calculus I

4 points. Fall and Spring terms.

Course Description

Derivatives, antiderivatives, and integrals of functions of one real variable. Trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions. Applications, including graphing, maximizing and minimizing functions. Areas and volumes.


ACT and SAT scores must be submitted to NYU and posted in your academic records in order to satisfy the prerequisite. We do not accept screenshots of ACT or SAT scores.

  1. SAT score of 650 or higher on mathematics portion before March 2016
  2. SAT score of 670 or higher on mathematics portion after March 2016 (March 2016 - today)
  3. ACT/ACTE Math score of 30 or higher
  4. AB score of 3 or higher
  5. BC score of 3 or higher
  6. A level Maths score of C or higher (anyone who took Further Maths should contact the math department as it varies depending on the exam board)
  7. AS level Maths score of B or higher
  8. IB Prerequisites for MATH-UA 121 Calculus I 2021 - 2027
    • IB Analysis and Approaches HL score of 5
    • IB Applications and Interpretations HL score of 5
    • IB Analysis and Approaches SL score of 7
  9. IB Prerequisites for MATH-UA 121 Calculus I 2014 - 2020
    • IB Mathematics HL score of 5
    • IB Mathematics SL score of 6 or higher
    • IB Mathematical Studies SL score of 7
  10. Completion of MATH-UA 009 Algebra and Calculus with a grade of C or higher
  11. Passing placement exam


  1. MATH-UA 131 Math for Economics I
  2. MATH-UA 132 Math for Economics II
  3. MATH-UA 133 Math for Economics III

Students cannot take and apply both Calculus courses and Math for Economics courses towards their degree requirements.

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Sample Final Exam

MATH-UA 121 Calculus I Solution