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Honors Programs
The honors program is designed for students with a strong commitment to mathematics. It is recommended for students who intend to pursue graduate study.
MAJORS
 Honors Major in Mathematics
 Joint Honors Major in Mathematics and Computer Science
 Joint Honors Major in Mathematics / Economics
HONORS MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS
The requirements for admission into the honors program are (1) maintaining a GPA of 3.65 or higher in the major sequence (including joint honors requirements), (2) maintaining a general GPA of 3.65 or better, and (3) obtain department approval. Interested students should consult with the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, Adam Staszczuk at adamstas@cims.nyu.edu or the Program Administrator, Jackie Tucciarone, at jt4787@nyu.edu.
REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN CAS FALL 2019 OR LATER
Honors Math Major Checklist (Fall 2019  Present) 156.8 KB
The requirements for the Honors Mathematics major are thirteen courses numbered MATHUA 120 or higher, including the Honors electives. The only exceptions are MATHUA 131, 132, and 133 Math for Economics I, II and III which are not open to anyone who has taken Calculus and are for Economics Majors. The courses must include:
Introductory Course Requirement
 MATHUA 120 Discrete Mathematics
 MATHUA 121 Calculus I
 MATHUA 122 Calculus II
 MATHUA 123 Calculus III
 MATHUA 140 Linear Algebra
Calculus III and Linear Algebra can each be substituted by their more intensive counterparts:
Analysis and Algebra Requirement
Either of these courses can be substituted by its more intensive counterpart:
Advanced Electives Requirement
The rest of the 13 required courses must include at least three of the following:
 MATHUA 233 Theory of Probability or MATHUA 238 Honors Theory of Probability
 MATHUA 234 Mathematical Statistics
 MATHUA 240 Combinatorics
 MATHUA 248 Theory of Numbers
 MATHUA 252 Numerical Analysis
 MATHUA 253 Linear and Nonlinear Optimization
 MATHUA 262 Ordinary Differential Equations or MATHUA 268 Honors Ordinary Differential Equations
 MATHUA 263 Partial Differential Equations
 MATHUA 264 Chaos & Dynamical Systems
 MATHUA 282 Functions of a Complex Variable
 MATHUA 329 Honors Analysis II
 MATHUA 349 Honors Algebra II
 MATHUA 375 Topology
 MATHUA 377 Differential Geometry
 MATHUA 393 Honors I
 MATHUA 394 Honors II
 MATHUA 397 Honors III
 MATHUA 398 Honors IV
While working through the above requirements, students must complete at least four of the Honors Electives.
Where applicable, the same course counts both towards the general restricted electives as well as towards the honors electives. For example, students who have taken MATHUA 0325 Analysis or MATHUA 0343 Algebra may not take the corresponding MATHUA 0328 Honors Analysis I or MATHUA 0348 Honors Algebra I to fulfill this requirement.
Honors Project
This may be satisfied by participation in the mathematics Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (S.U.R.E.) program under individual faculty supervision. Students who participate in this program are required to present their research at Courant's undergraduate research forum in the fall semester of their senior year. Students who participate in S.U.R.E. receive financial support for the summer.
OR
Students may also satisfy this research component by participating in the AMSURE program. This program is for students interested in applied mathematics and will pay a competitive salary. For more information please go to the AMSURE website.
OR
Alternatively, students must complete up to two semesters of independent study (MATHUA 0997, 0998) under faculty supervision and present their research at the Dean's Undergraduate Research Forum (DURF) in the spring. Students should seek approval of their honors project from the Honors Faculty Advisor, Chao Li.
* The math department reserves the right to nominate strong academic records for admittance into the departmental honors program.
Admission into the Mathematics Honors Program
 A grade point average of 3.65 or higher
Students who have completed at least 64 points of graded work in the College will be awarded degrees with departmental honors by successfully completing the designated honors sequence, or the equivalent approved by the department, and by maintaining a general average of 3.65 and an average of 3.65 in the major.
If you have questions about the honors program, please contact the Assistant Director, Academic Affairs, Adam Staszczuk at adamstas@cims.nyu.edu or the Program Administrator, Jackie Tucciarone, at jt4787@nyu.edu.
If you are a mathematics major who is interested in joining the honors program, please complete the online major declaration form and select the option "Current Math Major interested in the Math Honors Program." (Please note: you must be logged into your NYU email account in order to access this form).
To be graduated with Latin honors, a student must have completed at least 64 points in courses in the College with passing grades. All graded courses taken while enrolled in the College, or in other divisions of the University, will be used to compute the honors average. Pass grades are not counted, nor are grades received in courses at other institutions. The student must have a good record of conduct and maintain a minimum general average as follows: cum laude, 3.686; magna cum laude, 3.805; summa cum laude, 3.9.
REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN CAS FALL 2014  SUMMER 2019
Honors Math Major Checklist (Fall 2014  Summer 2019) 156.4 KB
The requirements for the Honors Mathematics major are thirteen courses numbered MATHUA 120 or higher, including the Honors electives. The only exceptions are MATHUA 211, 212, and 213 Math for Economics I, II and III which are not open to anyone who has taken Calculus and are for Economics Majors. The courses must include:
Introductory Course Requirement
Calculus III and Linear Algebra can each be substituted by their more intensive counterparts:
Analysis and Algebra Requirement
Either of these courses can be substituted by its more intensive counterpart:
Advanced Electives Requirement
The rest of the 13 required courses must include at least three of the following:
 MATHUA 233 Theory of Probability or MATHUA 238 Honors Theory of Probability
 MATHUA 234 Mathematical Statistics
 MATHUA 240 Combinatorics
 MATHUA 248 Theory of Numbers
 MATHUA 252 Numerical Analysis
 MATHUA 253 Linear and Nonlinear Optimization
 MATHUA 262 Ordinary Differential Equations or MATHUA 268 Honors Ordinary Differential Equations
 MATHUA 263 Partial Differential Equations
 MATHUA 264 Chaos & Dynamical Systems
 MATHUA 282 Functions of a Complex Variable
 MATHUA 329 Honors Analysis II
 MATHUA 349 Honors Algebra II
 MATHUA 375 Topology
 MATHUA 377 Differential Geometry
 MATHUA 393 Honors I
 MATHUA 394 Honors II
 MATHUA 397 Honors III
 MATHUA 398 Honors IV
While working through the above requirements, students must complete at least four of the Honors Electives.
Where applicable, the same course counts both towards the general restricted electives as well as towards the honors electives. For example, students who have taken MATHUA 0325 Analysis or MATHUA 0343 Algebra may not take the corresponding MATHUA 0328 Honors Analysis I or MATHUA 0348 Honors Algebra I to fulfill this requirement.
Honors Project
This may be satisfied by participation in the mathematics Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (S.U.R.E.) program under individual faculty supervision. Students who participate in this program are required to present their research at Courant's undergraduate research forum in the fall semester of their senior year. Students who participate in S.U.R.E. receive financial support for the summer.
OR
Students may also satisfy this research component by participating in the AMSURE program. This program is for students interested in applied mathematics and will pay a competitive salary. For more information please go to the AMSURE website.
OR
Alternatively, students must complete up to two semesters of independent study (MATHUA 0997, 0998) under faculty supervision and present their research at the Dean's Undergraduate Research Forum (DURF) in the spring. Students should seek approval of their honors project from the Honors Faculty Advisor, Chao Li.
* The math department reserves the right to nominate strong academic records for admittance into the departmental honors program.
Admission into the Mathematics Honors Program
 A grade point average of 3.65 or higher
Students who have completed at least 64 points of graded work in the College will be awarded degrees with departmental honors by successfully completing the designated honors sequence, or the equivalent approved by the department, and by maintaining a general average of 3.65 and an average of 3.65 in the major.
If you have questions about the honors program, please contact the Assistant Director, Academic Affairs, Adam Staszczuk at adamstas@cims.nyu.edu or the Program Administrator, Jackie Tucciarone, at jt4787@nyu.edu.
If you are currently a mathematics major who is interested in joining the honors program, please complete the online major declaration form and select the option "Current Math Major interested in the Math Honors Program." (Please note: you must be logged into your NYU email account in order to access this form).
To be graduated with Latin honors, a student must have completed at least 64 points in courses in the College with passing grades. All graded courses taken while enrolled in the College, or in other divisions of the University, will be used to compute the honors average. Pass grades are not counted, nor are grades received in courses at other institutions. The student must have a good record of conduct and maintain a minimum general average as follows: cum laude, 3.686; magna cum laude, 3.805; summa cum laude, 3.9.
JOINT HONORS MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS / COMPUTER SCIENCE
Joint Honors Math/Computer Science Major Checklist 110.1 KB
Mathematics Requirements
 MATHUA 121 Calculus I
 MATHUA 122 Calculus II
 MATHUA 123 Calculus III (MATHUA 129 Honors Calculus III is recommended, but not required)
 MATHUA 140 Linear Algebra (MATHUA 148 Honors Linear Algebra is recommended, but not required)
 MATHUA 325 Analysis or MATHUA 328 Honors Analysis I
 MATHUA 329 Honors Analysis II
 MATHUA 343 Algebra or MATHUA 348 Honors Algebra I
 MATHUA 349 Honors Algebra II
 Two of the following:
 MATHUA 238 Honors Theory of Probability
 MATHUA 268 Honors Ordinary Differential Equations
 MATHUA 393 Honors I
 MATHUA 394 Honors II
 MATHUA 397 Honors III
 MATHUA 398 Honors IV
Computer Science Requirements
The computer science requirements include:
 CSCIUA 101 Introduction to Computer Science
 CSCIUA 102 Data Structures
 CSCIUA 201 Computer Systems Organization
 CSCIUA 202 Operating Systems
 CSCIUA 310 Basic Algorithms
 CSCIUA 421 Numerical Computing
 CSCIUA 453 Theory of Computation
 Three computer science courses listed at the CSCIUA 400 level.
Students should complete a guided research project, sponsored by either department and present it at the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Forum (DURF), which takes places in late April. Students are expected to dedicate 1020 hours per week toward their research.
If completing research sponsored by the Math Department, this requirement can also be fulfilled through the mathematics Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (S.U.R.E.) program under individual faculty supervision. Students who participate in this program are required to present their research at Courant's undergraduate research forum in the fall semester of their senior year. Students who participate in S.U.R.E. receive financial support for the summer. Honors students are given special consideration for admission into the program.
OR
Students may also satisfy this research component by participating in the AMSURE program. This program is for students interested in applied mathematics and will pay a competitive salary. For more information please go to the AMSURE website.
OR
Alternatively, students must complete up to two semesters of independent study (MATHUA 0997, 0998) under faculty supervision and present their research at the Dean's Undergraduate Research Forum (DURF) in the spring. Students should seek approval of their honors project from the Honors Faculty Advisor, Chao Li.
Students who have completed at least 64 points of graded work in the College will be awarded degrees with departmental honors by successfully completing the designated honors sequence, or the equivalent approved by the department, and by maintaining a general average of 3.65 and an average of 3.65 in the major.
If you have questions about the honors program, please contact the
If you have questions about the honors program, please contact the Assistant Director, Academic Affairs, Adam Staszczuk at adamstas@cims.nyu.edu or the Program Administrator, Jackie Tucciarone, at jt4787@nyu.edu.
If you are currently a mathematics or joint math major who is interested in joining the honors program, please complete the online major declaration form and select the option "Current Math Major interested in the Math Honors Program." (Please note: you must be logged into your NYU email account in order to access this form).
To be graduated with Latin honors, a student must have completed at least 64 points in courses in the College with passing grades. All graded courses taken while enrolled in the College, or in other divisions of the University, will be used to compute the honors average. Pass grades are not counted, nor are grades received in courses at other institutions. The student must have a good record of conduct and maintain a minimum general average as follows: cum laude, 3.686; magna cum laude, 3.805; summa cum laude, 3.9.
JOINT HONORS MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS / ECONOMICS
Honors Joint Math/Economics Major Checklist
Mathematics Requirements
 MATHUA 121 Calculus I OR MATHUA 131 Math for Economics I
 MATHUA 122 Calculus II OR MATHUA 132 Math for Economics II
 MATHUA 123 Calculus III (MATHUA 129 Honors Calculus III is recommended, but not required) OR MATHUA 133 Math for Economics III
 MATHUA 140 Linear Algebra (MATHUA 148 Honors Linear Algebra is recommended, but not required)
 MATHUA 328 Honors Analysis I
 Two required electives from the following:
 MATHUA 238 Honors Theory of Probability
 MATHUA 268 Honors Ordinary Differential Equations
 MATHUA 329 Honors Analysis II
 MATHUA 348 Honors Algebra I
 MATHUA 349 Honors Algebra II
 MATHUA 393 Honors I
 MATHUA 394 Honors II
 MATHUA 397 Honors III
 MATHUA 398 Honors IV
 Two more math electives from the following:
 MATHUA 233 Theory of Probability (if not taking MATHUA 238 Honors Theory of Probability above)
 MATHUA 234 Mathematical Statistics
 MATHUA 235 Probability & Statistics*
 MATHUA 240 Combinatorics
 MATHUA 248 Theory of Numbers
 MATHUA 250 Mathematics of Finance
 MATHUA 251 Mathematical Modeling
 MATHUA 252 Numerical Analysis
 MATHUA 253 Linear and Nonlinear Optimization
 MATHUA 262 Ordinary Differential Equations (if not taking MATHUA 268 Honors Ordinary Differential Equations above)
 MATHUA 263 Partial Differential Equations
 MATHUA 264 Chaos & Dynamical Systems
 MATHUA 282 Functions of a Complex Variable
 MATHUA 375 Topology
 MATHUA 377 Differential Geometry
*If you take MATHUA 235 you cannot also count MATHUA 233 and/or MATHUA 234 towards the major requirements. If you take MATHUA 233 and/or 234 you cannot count MATHUA 235 towards the major requirements.
Economics Requirements
The economics requirements include:
 Introduction to Macroeconomics (ECONUA 1)
 Introduction to Microeconomics (ECONUA 2)
 Microeconomic Analysis (ECONUA 11)
 Macroeconomic Analysis (ECONUA 13)
 Analytical Statistics (ECONUA 20) if not taking Mathematical Statistics (MATHUA 234)
 Introduction to Econometrics (ECONUA 266)
 Plus any three economics elective courses, at least two of which must be theory electives numbered ECONUA 300399. Note that students who take MATHUA 234 instead of ECONUA 20 for the statistics requirement must take a total of four ECONUA electives.
Research Requirements
Students should complete a guided research project, sponsored by either department and present it at the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Forum (DURF), which takes place in late April. Students are expected to dedicate 1020 hours per week toward their research. Students may satisfy their research requirement either through the economic honors sequence ECONUA 410 and 450, or if completing research sponsored by the Math Department through MATHUA 997 or 998 under faculty supervision and present their research at the Dean's Undergraduate Research Forum (DURF) in the spring. Students should seek approval of their honors project from the Honors Faculty Advisor, Chao Li.
This requirement can also be fulfilled through the mathematics Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (S.U.R.E.) program under individual faculty supervision. Students who participate in this program are required to present their research at Courant's undergraduate research forum in the fall semester of their senior year. Students who participate in S.U.R.E. receive financial support for the summer. Honors students are given special consideration for admission into the program.
OR
Students may also satisfy this research component by participating in the AMSURE program. This program is for students interested in applied mathematics and will pay a competitive salary. For more information please go to the AMSURE website.
Students who have completed at least 64 points of graded work in the College will be awarded degrees with departmental honors by successfully completing the designated honors sequence, or the equivalent approved by the department, and by maintaining a general average of 3.65 and an average of 3.65 in the major.
If you have questions about the honors program, please contact the Assistant Director, Academic Affairs, Adam Staszczuk at adamstas@cims.nyu.edu or the Program Administrator, Jackie Tucciarone, at jt4787@nyu.edu.
If you are currently a mathematics or joint math major who is interested in joining the honors program, please complete the online major declaration form and select the option "Current Math Major interested in the Math Honors Program." (Please note: you must be logged into your NYU email account in order to access this form).
To be graduated with Latin honors, a student must have completed at least 64 points in courses in the College with passing grades. All graded courses taken while enrolled in the College, or in other divisions of the University, will be used to compute the honors average. Pass grades are not counted, nor are grades received in courses at other institutions. The student must have a good record of conduct and maintain a minimum general average as follows: cum laude, 3.686; magna cum laude, 3.805; summa cum laude, 3.9.