2016-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Dec 04, 2022  
2016-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, B.S.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Command of core areas in both pure and applied mathematics, including but not limited to real and complex analysis, linear algebra, ordinary and partial differential equations.
  • Mastery of a particular applied or engineering field and how mathematics is used in that field.
  • Readiness for a variety of career options following graduation, including, but not limited to graduate study in applied mathematics, engineering, medicine, as well as professional careers in consulting, business & finance, and technology.


The Tandon B.S. in Mathematics program is designed to provide a student with the knowledge and skills needed to both start a career in a mathematically-oriented field and adapt easily to changes in both the field and one’s career directions. The program has the following components:

  • A core set of required fundamental mathematics courses
  • Mathematics electives
  • A cohesive set of courses that focus on a particular field of engineering or applied science. The student works together with their advisor to choose these courses appropriately.

Students must complete 121 credits, as defined below, to graduate from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. Please be aware that due to the merger of the Tandon Mathematics Department with the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, some math courses have changed from 3 credits to 4 credits. However, this does not change the required math courses for the degree. Please note that the curriculum that follows applies to students who begin classes in the Fall of 2017 or later. For students who enter the NYU Tandon School of Engineering prior to that date, please review the curriculum and typical course schedule for students entering prior to Fall 2017 .

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering also offers a Physics and Mathematics, B.S.  which is a dual major in both subjects.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science

Math Electives: 9 Credits

Students should select three math elective courses totaling at least 9 credits.

Other Electives: 28 Credits

  • Students are required to take 16 credits in the humanities and social sciences.

Note: EXPOS-UA 1 and EXPOS-UA 2 do not count toward the Humanities and Social Sciences Elective requirement of 16 credits.

  • 12 credits are reserved for free electives, with advisor’s approval.

Required Engineering Components: 15 credits

Students should select five engineering courses totaling at least 15 credits in Engineering Components. The Engineering Component of the B.S. in Mathematics Program must be in at least one of the following disciplines:

  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Interdisciplinary components involving two or more of the fields above will be considered. The courses comprising a math major’s engineering component must be approved in advance by an official Mathematics Department advisor.

Sample engineering courses in Engineering Components are listed after the next section.

Total: 121 Credits

Typical Course of Study for the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester: 14 Credits

Spring Semester: 15 Credits

Junior Year

Fall Semester: 16 Credits

Spring Semester: 16 Credits

Senior Year

Fall Semester: 15 Credits

Spring Semester: 15 Credits

  • MA-UY 2393 /    3-4 Credits
  • Math Elective #2 3 Credits
  • Math Elective #3 3 Credits  
  • Free Elective #3 3 Credits
  • Free Elective #4 3 Credits 

Total credits required for the degree: 121 Credits

Sample Engineering Components

Computer Science