MATH-UA 148 Honors Linear Algebra

4 points. Fall and Spring terms.

Course Description

This honors section of Linear Algebra is intended for well-prepared students who have already developed some mathematical maturity. Its scope will include the usual Linear Algebra (MATH-UA 140) syllabus; however this class will move faster, covering additional topics and going deeper. Vector spaces, linear dependence, basis and dimension, matrices, determinants, solving linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, quadratic forms, applications such as optimization or linear regression.


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

  1. Completion of MATH-UA 009 Algebra, Trigonometry and Functions with a grade of C or higher
    • A grade of "Pass/Fail" or an "Incomplete" do NOT satisfy the prerequisite
  2. SAT score of 670 or higher on mathematics portion 1
  3. ACT/ACTE Math score of 30 or higher 1
  4. 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
  5. A Level Maths score of C or higher 
    • Students who took A Level Further Maths should contact the Math Department
  6. AS Level Maths score of B or higher
  7. IB Mathematics 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
  8. IB Mathematics 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
  9. Passing Calculus/MFE I placement exam

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.


  • MATH-UA 140 Linear Algebra 2

2  Students cannot take both the non-Honors version and the Honors version of the same course.

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