# 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

Major Checklist (Honors Math) (40.3 KB)

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 Manager of Academic Affairs, Beth Markowitz at beth@cims.nyu.edu. Students in the honors program must fulfill the requirements of the regular program together with the following additional requirements:

__Honors Electives__

Honors students must take at least four of the following courses:

- MATH-UA 0328 Honors Analysis I
- MATH-UA 0329 Honors Analysis II
- MATH-UA 0348 Honors Algebra I
- MATH-UA 0349 Honors Algebra II
- MATH-UA 0393 Honors I
- MATH-UA 0394 Honors II
- MATH-UA 0397 Honors III
- MATH-UA 0398 Honors IV

Where applicable, the same course counts both towards the general restricted electives as well as towards the honors electives. 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.

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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.

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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

Major Checklist (Honors Joint Math/CS) (76.5 KB)

**Mathematics Requirements**

- MATH-UA 121 Calculus I, MATH-UA 122 Calculus II, and MATH-UA 123 Calculus III
- 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 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.