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## Program Description

The joint major in data science and mathematics trains students to use data science methods, and enables them to understand the mathematical theories that go into the analysis of large data sets. It will allow students to apply mathematical theories to real-world challenges that need data science and computational solutions.

This is an interdisciplinary major comprised of eighteen courses (72 credits) offered by the Center for Data Science and Courant’s Department of Mathematics.

## Admissions

New York University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions supports the application process for all undergraduate programs at NYU. For additional information about undergraduate admissions, including application requirements, see How to Apply.

## Program Requirements

The joint major in data science and mathematics requires eighteen 4-credit courses (72 credits) as outlined below.

## Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of program requirements, students are expected to have acquired:

- Knowledge of how to use data science methods.
- The ability to understand the mathematical theories required to analyze large data sets.
- The ability to apply mathematical theories to real-world challenges that require data science and computational solutions
- The ability to communicate computational, statistical, and mathematical findings, as well as to understand, develop, and critique rigorous arguments supported by data.

## Policies

### Program Policies

#### Policy on Declaration of Major

Students must complete either DS-UA 111 Data Science for Everyone or DS-UA 112 Principles of Data Science (depending on placement) with a C or better before declaring the joint major in Data Science and Mathematics. Students may declare during the declaration periods in the fall and spring semesters and the summer sessions. During the fall semester, the declaration period is the month of October; during the spring semester, the declaration period is mid-February to mid-March; and in the summer, the declaration period is mid-June to mid-July. Please write to cds-undergraduate@nyu.edu to request the declaration form during the proper time frames.

Students are not able to double major in Mathematics and Data Science. To pursue both disciplines, students must declare the joint data science and mathematics major.

#### Grading Policy

A grade of C or higher is required in all courses used to fulfill joint major requirements (courses taken under the Pass/Fail option cannot be counted toward the major).

### NYU Policies

University-wide policies can be found on the New York University Policy pages.

### College of Arts and Science Policies

A full list of relevant academic policies can be found on the CAS Academic Policies page.