Department of Mathematics

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251 Mercer Street • New York, NY 10012-1110 • 212-998-3005

Director, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Professor Benarous

Chair of the Department

Professor Kleiner

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Professor Buhler

Vice-Chair for Undergraduate Affairs

Professor Leingang

The undergraduate division of the Department of Mathematics offers a wide variety of courses in both pure and applied mathematics. The faculty are members of the University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, noted for its advanced training and research programs which emphasize the applications of mathematics to technology and other branches of science.

In addition to the mathematics major, joint programs are available in mathematics and (1) computer science, (2) economics, and (3) engineering. These majors also lead to the B.A. degree in four years, with the exception of the engineering option, which leads to the B.S. degree from the College of Arts and Science and the B.S. degree from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in five years. An accelerated, five-year B.A. and M.S. mathematics program is offered with the Graduate School of Arts and Science, as well as an M.A. in mathematics education program with Steinhardt. The department also provides honors programs in (1) mathematics and (2) mathematics and computer science for outstanding students. In addition, independent study courses are available for students with special interests.

Mathematics majors are encouraged to spend a semester studying away. Currently, mathematics courses are offered at NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Berlin, NYU Florence, NYU London, and NYU Shanghai.