Mathematics provides the logical and analytical tools for tackling many of the important problems of our time. By its very nature, mathematics provides the means to break many problems into manageable pieces that can be analyzed and solved, and our research faculty do just that every day. 

In fact, mathematical approaches have been central to solving problems and modeling phenomena in a wide array of disciplines. Mathematical thinking is grounded in rigor and abstraction, but draws its vitality from questions arising in the natural world as well as applications to industry and technology. Mathematics majors at NYU Abu Dhabi attain a breadth of knowledge within the field, pursue their own interests in math electives, explore the role of mathematics as an applied discipline, and undertake a capstone project.


"Besides its own beauty, Mathematics is and has always been at the heart of sciences and at the core of so many advancements that the world has witnessed. It continues to provide necessary tools to tackle modern applications that in turn inspire new mathematical questions. Many applications in big data sciences, computer science, engineering, finance, biology, etc., boil down to purely mathematical problems. For many careers, having a solid mathematical foundation is definitely a big advantage, if not a necessity."

Marwa Banna, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

“Math is a versatile major which gives you a solid analytical background and which, even if you decide to leave for any other speciality at a later stage, will still be considered a big asset that peers in that field might wish they had!“

Hisham Sati, Associate Dean for Student Success and Curricular Affairs; Professor of Mathematics

“Mathematics is everywhere. Moreover the math major offers a rigorous training in the use of logic and helps develop analytical skills that are useful in almost any profession.“