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.

To register for this course, students must satisfy only one (1) of the following prerequisites:

  1. SAT score of 670 or higher on mathematics portion
  2. ACT/ACTE Math score of 30 or higher
  3. Valid AP Score:
    • AP Precalculus score of 4 or higher
    • AP Calculus AB score of 3 or higher
    • AP Calculus BC score of 3 or higher
  4. A Level Maths score of C or higher 
    • Students who took A Level Further Maths should contact the Math Department
  5. AS Level Maths score of B or higher
  6. IB Exam Result from 2021 - 2027 
    • IB Analysis and Approaches HL score of 5 or higher
    • IB Applications and Interpretations HL score of 5 or higher
    • IB Analysis and Approaches SL score of 7
  7. IB Exam Result from 2014 - 2020
    • IB Mathematics HL score of 5 or higher
    • IB Mathematics SL score of 6 or higher
    • IB Mathematical Studies SL score of 7
  8. Completion of MATH-UA 009 Algebra, Trigonometry and Functions with a grade of C or higher
    • Grades of Incompete do NOT satisfy the prerequisite
  9. Passing Calculus/MFE I 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 may only take Calculus I-III or MFE I-III, not both and not a combination of the two. Mixing or switching between Calculus and MFE courses is not permitted.

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Sample Final Exam

MATH-UA 121 Calculus I Solution