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. 

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REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN CAS FALL 2014 OR LATER 

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:

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 the participation in the mathematics Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (S.U.R.E.) program under individual faculty supervision. Students who participate in S.U.R.E. receive financial support for the summer. Alternatively, students may complete up to two semesters of independent study (MATH-UA 0997, 0998) under faculty supervision. Students should seek approval of their honors project from the Director of Undergraduate Studies or the Vice Chair of Undergraduate Affairs.

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN CAS BEFORE FALL 2014 

The course requirements are:

The research project can also be completed through the mathematics Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program (S.U.R.E.) program under individual faculty supervision. 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. The research project can also be completed through two semesters of independent study (MATH-UA 0997, 0998) under faculty supervision. Students should seek approval of their research project from the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Students are required to present their research at the mathematics undergraduate research forum in the fall semester following the research. 

* 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 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 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.