# 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, Beth Markowitz at beth@cims.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 MATH-UA 120 or higher, including the Honors electives. The only exceptions are MATH-UA 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**

- MATH-UA 120 Discrete Mathematics
- MATH-UA 121 Calculus I
- MATH-UA 122 Calculus II
- MATH-UA 123 Calculus III
- MATH-UA 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:

- MATH-UA 233 Theory of Probability or
*MATH-UA 238 Honors Theory of Probability* - MATH-UA 234 Mathematical Statistics
- MATH-UA 240 Combinatorics
- MATH-UA 248 Theory of Numbers
- MATH-UA 252 Numerical Analysis
- MATH-UA 253 Linear and Nonlinear Optimization
- MATH-UA 262 Ordinary Differential Equations or MATH-UA 268 Honors Ordinary Differential Equations
- MATH-UA 263 Partial Differential Equations
- MATH-UA 264 Chaos & Dynamical Systems
- MATH-UA 282 Functions of a Complex Variable
*MATH-UA 329 Honors Analysis II**MATH-UA 349 Honors Algebra II*- MATH-UA 375 Topology
- MATH-UA 377 Differential Geometry
*MATH-UA 393 Honors I**MATH-UA 394 Honors II**MATH-UA 397 Honors III**MATH-UA 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 MATH-UA 0325 Analysis or MATH-UA 0343 Algebra may not take the corresponding MATH-UA 0328 Honors Analysis I or MATH-UA 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 AM-SURE program. This program is for students interested in applied mathematics and will pay a competitive salary. For more information please go to the AM-SURE website.

OR

Alternatively, students must complete up to two semesters of independent study (MATH-UA 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, Antoine Cerfon.

* *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 Manager of Academic Affairs, Beth Markowitz at beth@cims.nyu.edu.

**If you are a mathematics major who is interested in jo****ining 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 e-mail 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 MATH-UA 120 or higher, including the Honors electives. The only exceptions are MATH-UA 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:

- MATH-UA 233 Theory of Probability or
*MATH-UA 238 Honors Theory of Probability* - MATH-UA 234 Mathematical Statistics
- MATH-UA 240 Combinatorics
- MATH-UA 248 Theory of Numbers
- MATH-UA 252 Numerical Analysis
- MATH-UA 253 Linear and Nonlinear Optimization
- MATH-UA 262 Ordinary Differential Equations or MATH-UA 268 Honors Ordinary Differential Equations
- MATH-UA 263 Partial Differential Equations
- MATH-UA 264 Chaos & Dynamical Systems
- MATH-UA 282 Functions of a Complex Variable
*MATH-UA 329 Honors Analysis II**MATH-UA 349 Honors Algebra II*- MATH-UA 375 Topology
- MATH-UA 377 Differential Geometry
*MATH-UA 393 Honors I**MATH-UA 394 Honors II**MATH-UA 397 Honors III**MATH-UA 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 MATH-UA 0325 Analysis or MATH-UA 0343 Algebra may not take the corresponding MATH-UA 0328 Honors Analysis I or MATH-UA 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 AM-SURE program. This program is for students interested in applied mathematics and will pay a competitive salary. For more information please go to the AM-SURE website.

OR

Alternatively, students must complete up to two semesters of independent study (MATH-UA 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, Antoine Cerfon.

* *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 Manager of Academic Affairs, Beth Markowitz at beth@cims.nyu.edu.

**If you are a mathematics major who is interested in jo****ining 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 e-mail 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**

- MATH-UA 121 Calculus I
- MATH-UA 122 Calculus II
- MATH-UA 123 Calculus III (MATH-UA 129 Honors Calculus III is recommended, but not required)
- MATH-UA 140 Linear Algebra (MATH-UA 148 Honors Linear Algebra is recommended, but not required)
- MATH-UA 325 Analysis or MATH-UA 328 Honors Analysis I
- MATH-UA 329 Honors Analysis II
- MATH-UA 343 Algebra or MATH-UA 348 Honors Algebra I
- MATH-UA 349 Honors Algebra II
- Two of the following:
- MATH-UA 238 Honors Theory of Probability
- MATH-UA 268 Honors Ordinary Differential Equations
- MATH-UA 393 Honors I
- MATH-UA 394 Honors II
- MATH-UA 397 Honors III
- MATH-UA 398 Honors IV

__Computer Science Requirements__

The computer science requirements include:

- CSCI-UA 101 Introduction to Computer Science
- CSCI-UA 102 Data Structures
- CSCI-UA 201 Computer Systems Organization
- CSCI-UA 202 Operating Systems
- CSCI-UA 310 Basic Algorithms
- CSCI-UA 421 Numerical Computing
- CSCI-UA 453 Theory of Computation
- Three computer science courses listed at the CSCI-UA 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 10-20 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 AM-SURE program. This program is for students interested in applied mathematics and will pay a competitive salary. For more information please go to the AM-SURE website.

OR

Alternatively, students must complete up to two semesters of independent study (MATH-UA 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, Antoine Cerfon.

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 Manager of Academic Affairs, Beth Markowitz at beth@cims.nyu.edu.

**If you are a mathematics major who is interested in jo****ining 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 e-mail 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**

- MATH-UA 121 Calculus I OR MATH-UA 211 Math for Economics I
- MATH-UA 122 Calculus II OR MATH-UA 212 Math for Economics II
- MATH-UA 123 Calculus III (MATH-UA 129 Honors Calculus III is recommended, but not required) OR MATH-UA 213 Math for Economics III
- MATH-UA 140 Linear Algebra (MATH-UA 148 Honors Linear Algebra is recommended, but not required)
- MATH-UA 328 Honors Analysis I
- Two required electives from the following:
- MATH-UA 238 Honors Theory of Probability
- MATH-UA 268 Honors Ordinary Differential Equations
- MATH-UA 329 Honors Analysis II
- MATH-UA 348 Honors Algebra I
- MATH-UA 349 Honors Algebra II
- MATH-UA 393 Honors I
- MATH-UA 394 Honors II
- MATH-UA 397 Honors III
- MATH-UA 398 Honors IV

- Two more math electives from the following:
- MATH-UA 233 Theory of Probability (if not taking MATH-UA 238 Honors Theory of Probability above)
- MATH-UA 234 Mathematical Statistics
- MATH-UA 235 Probability & Statistics*
- MATH-UA 240 Combinatorics
- MATH-UA 248 Theory of Numbers
- MATH-UA 250 Mathematics of Finance
- MATH-UA 251 Mathematical Modeling
- MATH-UA 252 Numerical Analysis
- MATH-UA 253 Linear and Nonlinear Optimization
- MATH-UA 262 Ordinary Differential Equations (if not taking MATH-UA 268 Honors Ordinary Differential Equations above)
- MATH-UA 263 Partial Differential Equations
- MATH-UA 264 Chaos & Dynamical Systems
- MATH-UA 282 Functions of a Complex Variable
- MATH-UA 375 Topology
- MATH-UA 377 Differential Geometry

******If you take MATH-UA 235 you cannot also count MATH-UA 233 and/or MATH-UA 234 towards the major requirements. If you take MATH-UA 233 and/or 234 you cannot count MATH-UA 235 towards the major requirements.*

__Economics Requirements__

The economics requirements include:

- Introduction to Macroeconomics (ECON-UA 1)
- Introduction to Microeconomics (ECON-UA 2)
- Microeconomic Analysis (ECON-UA 11)
- Macroeconomic Analysis (ECON-UA 13)
- Analytical Statistics (ECON-UA 20) if not taking Mathematical Statistics (MATH-UA 234)
- Introduction to Econometrics (ECON-UA 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.

__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 10-20 hours per week toward their research. Students may satisfy their research requirement either through the economic honors sequence ECON-UA 410 and 450, or if completing research sponsored by the Math Department through MATH-UA 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, Antoine Cerfon.

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

If you have questions about the honors program, please contact the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, Beth Markowitz at beth@cims.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/Economics Joint Honors Program." *(Please note: you must be logged into your NYU e-mail account in order to access this form).*