Major and Minor Requirements
If you have any questions regarding the math major or minor requirements, please contact the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, Beth Markowitz, at beth@cims.nyu.edu or the Program Administrator, Jackie Tucciarone, at jt4787@nyu.edu.
MAJORS
 Major in Mathematics
 Joint Major in Mathematics and Computer Science
 Joint Major in Mathematics and Data Science
 Joint Major in Mathematics and Economics
 DualDegree Program in Engineering
MINORS
 Mathematics Minor
 Joint Mathematics and Computer Science Minor
 Advanced Mathematical Methods Minor
 Mathematics Education Minor for Math Majors
OTHER
MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS
REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN CAS FALL 2019 OR LATER
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The requirements for the mathematics major are thirteen courses numbered MATHUA 120 or higher. 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 counterpart:
NOTE: Students who have taken Math for Economics for an Economics major or intended major can use the MATHUA 131, 132, and 133 Math for Economics I  III sequence towards the math major requirements instead of MATHUA 121, 122 and 123 Calculus I  III sequence. You will have to get this approved by the Math Department. All other students must use the Calculus sequence. If you have any questions regarding this requirement please contact the Math Department.
Analysis and Algebra Requirement
Either of these courses can be substituted by its more intensive counterpart:
It is strongly suggested for students to take MATHUA 325 Analysis before enrolling in MATHUA 343 Algebra.
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 System
 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
Additional Guidelines
In addition to the above requirements, the following guidelines must be observed:
 Any two computer science courses (numbered CSCIUA 101 or higher, except CSCIUA 380), DSUA 112, or graduate data science DSGA courses may be credited toward the 13 course requirement as electives. However, no more than 2 nonmath classes may fulfill the major requirements.
 Students enrolled in and who complete the Premedical or Predental Program and who wish to major in mathematics may substitute at most two math classes by any two of the following; PHYSUA 11 and 12 General Physics I and II or PHYSUA 91 and 93 Physics I and II toward their 13 course requirement. However, if these physics courses are used towards the mathematics major, the computer sciences or data science courses will not apply towards the major.
 Students may doublecount no more than two courses towards both the Mathematics Major and the requirements of another major or minor.
 Students may petition to enroll in graduate mathematics courses and apply them to the undergraduate major. Usually, permission to enroll is not granted until the student has completed MATHUA 325 Analysis and the available undergraduate courses on the same topic. Please see the Enrollment in Graduate Courses webpage for more detailed information.
 Courses taken under the pass/fail option are not counted toward the major.
 A grade of C or better is required in all courses used to fulfill the major requirement.
 At least half of all courses in the major must be taken at CAS.
REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN CAS FALL 2014  SUMMER 2019
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The requirements for the mathematics major are thirteen courses numbered MATHUA 120 or higher. 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 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 counterpart:
NOTE: Students who have taken Math for Economics for an Economics major or intended major can use the MATHUA 131, 132, and 133 Math for Economics I  III sequence towards the math major requirements instead of MATHUA 121, 122 and 123 Calculus I  III sequence. You will have to get this approved by the Math Department. All other students must use the Calculus sequence. If you have any questions regarding this requirement please contact the Math Department.
Analysis and Algebra Requirement
Either of these courses can be substituted by its more intensive counterpart:
It is strongly suggested for students to take MATHUA 325 Analysis before enrolling in MATHUA 343 Algebra.
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

Additional Guidelines
In addition to the above requirements, the following guidelines must be observed:
 Any two computer science courses (numbered CSCIUA 101 or higher, except CSCIUA 380), DSUA 112, or graduate data science DSGA courses may be credited toward the 13 course requirement as electives. However, no more than 2 nonmath classes may fulfill the major requirements.
 Students enrolled in and who complete the Premedical or Predental Program and who wish to major in mathematics may substitute at most two math classes by any two of the following; PHYSUA 11 and 12 General Physics I and II or PHYSUA 91 and 93 Physics I and II toward their 13 course requirement. However, if these physics courses are used towards the mathematics major, the computer sciences or data science courses will not apply towards the major.
 Students may doublecount no more than two courses towards both the Mathematics Major and the requirements of another major or minor.
 Students may petition to enroll in graduate mathematics courses and apply them to the undergraduate major. Usually, permission to enroll is not granted until the student has completed MATHUA 325 Analysis and the available undergraduate courses on the same topic. Please see the Enrollment in Graduate Courses webpage for more detailed information.
 Courses taken under the pass/fail option are not counted toward the major.
 A grade of C or better is required in all courses used to fulfill the major requirement.
 At least half of all courses in the major must be taken at CAS.
JOINT MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN CAS FALL 2014 OR LATER
Math/Computer Science Major Checklist (Fall 2014  Present) 140.7 KB
An interdisciplinary major offered jointly by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, providing the opportunity to study both computer science and such relevant mathematics courses as analysis, algebra, probability, and statistics. Students must complete one CSCIUA course with a recorded grade of C or better before they can declare this joint major (this policy applies to all NYU students, not just to those matriculated in CAS). The requirements include Mathematics and Computer Science components as follows.
Mathematics Requirements
Ten courses numbered MATHUA 120 or higher, except MATHUA 131, 132 or 133 from the Mathematics Department, which must include:
 MATHUA 120 Discrete Math
 MATHUA 121 Calculus I
 MATHUA 122 Calculus II
 MATHUA 123 Calculus III or MATHUA 129 Honors Calculus III
 MATHUA 140 Linear Algebra or MATHUA 148 Honors Linear Algebra
 MATHUA 325 Analysis or MATHUA 328 Honors Analysis I
 MATHUA 343 Algebra or MATHUA 348 Honors Algebra I
 The rest of the 10 required courses must include at least two 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 251 Mathematical Modeling
 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
Computer Science Requirements
Eight computer science courses as required for the major in that department, which must 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 4xx Advanced CS Elective
 CSCIUA 4xx Advanced CS Elective
Please refer to the undergraduate computer science website for information on computer science courses.
Additional Guidelines
In addition to the above requirements, the following guidelines must be observed:
 Students may doublecount no more than two courses towards both the Joint Major in Mathematics and Computer Science and the requirements of another major or minor.
 Courses taken under the pass/fail option are not counted toward the major.
 A grade of C or better is required in all these courses to fulfill the major requirement.
 At least 4 of your math courses and a total of 9 courses for the entire joint major must be taken at CAS.
JOINT MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS AND DATA SCIENCE
REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN CAS SPRING 2021 OR LATER
Math/Data Science Major Checklist (Spring 2021  Present)
Mathematics Requirements
The following nine courses from the Mathematics Department:
 MATHUA 120 Discrete Math
 MATHUA 121 Calculus I
 MATHUA 122 Calculus II
 MATHUA 123 Calculus III or MATHUA 129 Honors Calculus III
 MATHUA 140 Linear Algebra or MATHUA 148 Honors Linear Algebra
 MATHUA 233 Theory of Probability or MATHUA 238 Honors Theory of Probability
 MATHUA 234 Mathematical Statistics
 MATHUA 252 Numerical Analysis
 MATHUA 325 Analysis or MATHUA 328 Honors Analysis I
Data Science Requirements
The following five data science courses:
 DSUA 111 Data Science for Everyone
 DSUA 112 Introduction to Data Science
 DSUA201 Causal Inference
 DSUA 202 Responsible Data Science
 DSUA 300 Advanced Topics in Data Science
Computer Science Requirements
The following four computer science courses:
 CSCIUA 101 Introduction to Computer Science
 CSCIUA 102 Data Structures
 CSCIUA 473 Machine Learning
 CSCIUA 479 Data Management and Analysis
Please refer to the undergraduate data science website for information on data science courses and the computer science website for information on computer science courses.
Additional Guidelines
In addition to the above requirements, the following guidelines must be observed:
 Students may doublecount no more than two courses towards both the Joint Major in Mathematics and Data Science and the requirements of another major or minor.
 Courses taken under the pass/fail option are not counted toward the major.
 A grade of C or better is required in all these courses to fulfill the major requirement.
 At least 3 of your math courses and a total of 9 courses for the entire joint major must be taken at CAS.
JOINT MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS AND ECONOMICS
REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN CAS FALL 2014 OR LATER
Math/Economics Major Checklist (2014  Present) 144.8 KB
Mathematics Requirements
 EITHER, the following three courses:
 OR, the following three courses (preferred):
 MATHUA 140 Linear Algebra or MATHUA 148 Honors Linear Algebra
 MATHUA 325 Analysis or MATHUA 328 Honors Analysis I
 Four chosen courses from:
 MATHUA 233 Theory of Probability or MATHUA 238 Honors Theory of Probability
 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 or MATHUA 268 Honors Ordinary Differential Equations
 MATHUA 263 Partial Differential Equations
 MATHUA 264 Chaos & Dynamical Systems
 MATHUA 282 Function of Complex Variables
 MATHUA 329 Honors Analysis II
 MATHUA 343 Algebra or MATHUA 348 Honors Algebra I
 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
Economics Requirements
Nine economics courses as required for the major in that department, which must include:
 ECONUA 1 Introduction to Macroeconomics
 ECONUA 2 Introduction to Microeconomics
 ECONUA 11 Microeconomic Analysis
 ECONUA 13 Macroeconomic Analysis
 ECONUA 20 Analytical Statistics (if not taking MATHUA 234 Mathematical Statistics)
 ECONUA 266 Introduction to Econometrics
 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.
Please refer to the undergraduate economics website for information on economics courses.
Additional Guidelines
In addition to the above requirements, the following guidelines must be observed:
 The Math for Economics sequence is the preferred sequence for this major, although we will accept either Math for Economics or Calculus.
 Students may doublecount no more than two courses towards both the Joint Major in Mathematics and Economics and the requirements of another major or minor.
 Courses taken under the pass/fail option are not counted toward the major.
 A grade of C or better is required in all these courses to fulfill the major requirement.
 At least 3 of your math courses and a total of 9 courses for the entire joint major must be taken at CAS.
MATHEMATICS MINOR
The requirements for a mathematics minor are four 4credit courses in the department numbered MATHUA 120 or higher. Of these four courses MATHUA 131, 132 or 133 may not be used if you have taken Calculus. Although courses transferred from other colleges may count towards the minor, at least two courses for the minor must be taken at NYU. Students pursuing majors that require mathematics courses may follow this minor, as long as two of the four courses do not apply simultaneously to the requirements for their major.
Additional Guidelines
In addition to the above requirements, the following guidelines must be observed:
 Courses taken under the pass/fail option are not counted toward the minor.
 A grade of C or better is required in all courses to count toward the minor.
Tandon students should complete the Mathematics Minor offered by the Tandon School of Engineering. Please contact Alison Entin, entin@cims.nyu.edu, for information on the Tandon Mathematics Minor.
JOINT MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE MINOR
The requirements are the following four courses:
 MATHUA 121 Calculus I
 MATHUA 122 Calculus II
 CSCIUA 101 Introduction to Computer Science
 CSCIUA 102 Data Structures
Additional Guidelines
In addition to the above requirements, the following guidelines must be observed:
 Students must complete one CSCIUA course with a recorded grade of C or better before they can declare this joint minor (this policy applies to all NYU students, not just to those matriculated in CAS).
 Students who wish to doublecount courses for the minor and another requirement may count at most two such courses toward the minor.
 At most one mathematics course in the joint minor may be transfer credit, the other must be taken at CAS.
 Courses taken under the pass/fail option are not counted toward the minor.
 A grade of C or better is required in all courses to count toward the minor.
ADVANCED MATHEMATICAL METHODS MINOR
The Advanced Mathematical Methods Minor (for Stern undergraduates only) provides students with mathematical tools to handle complex business problems. The requirements are:
 MATHUA 140 Linear Algebra or MATHUA 148 Honors Linear Algebra
 STATUB 14 Introduction to the Theory of Probability
 MATHUA 252 Numerical Analysis or MATHGA 2010 Numerical Methods I
 ONE course from the advanced course list below:
 MATHUA 262 Ordinary Differential Equations or MATHUA 268 Honors Ordinary Differential Equations
 MATHUA 263 Partial Differential Equations
 MATHUA 325 Analysis
 STATUB 15 Statistical Inference and Regression Analysis
 STATUB 21 Introduction to Stochastic Processes
All students must take at least one Stern course in order to meet the minor requirements. Students who have completed MATHUA 233 Theory of Probability or equivalent should not take STATUB 14, and should substitute one of the advanced courses in its place.
MATHEMATICS EDUCATION MINOR FOR MATH MAJORS
The Mathematics Education Minor (for Mathematics Majors) enables you to complete course work as an undergraduate in CAS that will reduce the number of credits required of a Steinhardt School of Education M.A. degree in Teachers of Mathematics, Grades 712 that will fulfill the requirements for Initial teacher certification. The master's degree will require 30 credits including student teaching internships beyond the bachelor's degree.
Ideally you would want to declare the minor and begin taking these courses during your first semester of junior year. Please be advised that most of these courses require a field work component consisting of classroom observation and participation. For course descriptions, please see the Steinhardt School of Education's current Undergraduate Bulletin.