Computer Science Course Equivalencies
College Board Advanced Placement
|NYU Computer Science, CAS||College Board Advanced Placement|
|CSCI-UA 101, Introduction to Computer Science||AP Computer Science, grade of 4 or 5|
|MATH-UA 121, Calculus I||AP Math AB, grade of 4 or 5|
|MATH-UA 122, Calculus II||AP Math BC, grade of 5 (Does not apply for Stern Students)|
INTERNAL - Across NYU Campuses (Abu Dhabi, Shanghai & Tandon)
|NYU Computer Science, CAS||NYU Abu Dhabi|
|CSCI-UA 101, Introduction to Computer Science||CS-UH 1001, Introduction to Computer Science|
|CSCI-UA 102, Data Structures||CS-UH 1050, Data Structures|
|CSCI-UA 201, Computer Systems Organization||CS-UH 2010, Computer Systems Organization|
|CSCI-UA 202, Operating Systems||CS-UH 3010, Operating Systems|
|CSCI-UA 310, Basic Algorithms||CS-UH 1052, Algorithms|
|CS 400-level Elective||CS-UH 2012, Software Engineering|
|CS 400-level Elective||CS-UH 2213, Artificial Intelligence|
|CS 400-level Elective||CS-UH 2214, Databases|
|CS 400-level Elective||CS-UH 2215, Computer Graphics|
|CS 400-level Elective||CS-UH 3012, Computer Networks|
|MATH-UA 120, Discrete Math||CS-UH 1002, Discrete Math|
|NYU Computer Science, CAS||NYU Shanghai|
|CSCI-UA 101, Introduction to Computer Science||CSCI-SHU 101, Introduction to Computer Science |
|CSCI-UA 102, Data Structures||CSCI-SHU 210, Data Structures|
|CSCI-UA 201, Computer Systems Organization||CSCI-SHU 202, Computer Architecture|
|CSCI-UA 202, Operating Systems||CSCI-SHU 215, Operating Systems|
|CS 400-level Elective||CSCI-SHU 235, Information Visualization|
|CS 400-level Elective||CSCI-SHU 360, Machine Learning|
|CS 400-level Elective||INTM-SHU 150, Mobile Media|
|CS 400-level Elective||INTM-SHU 231, Developing Web|
|MATH-UA 120, Discrete Math||MATH-SHU 120, MATH-SHU 237, or CSCI-SHU 2314|
|MATH-UA 121, Calculus I||MATH-SHU 110, Calculus I, or MATH-SHU 121|
|MATH-UA 140, Linear Algebra||MATH-SHU 140 or 117, Linear Algebra|
|MATH-UA 235, Probability & Statistics||MATH-SHU 235, Probability & Statistics|
 Students who take CSCI-SHU 101, Intro to Computer Science will be required to pass a placement exam before enrolling in CSCI-UA.102 Data Structures due to programming language differences between the two campuses.
|NYU Computer Science, CAS||NYU Tandon School of Engineering|
|CSCI-UA 101, Introduction to Computer Science |||
|CSCI-UA 102, Data Structures||CS-UY 1134, Data Structures and Algorithms|
|CSCI-UA 201, Computer Systems Organization||CS-UY 2214, Computer Architecture and Organization|
|CSCI-UA 202, Operating Systems||CS-UY 3224, Introduction to Operating Systems|
|MATH-UA 120, Discrete Math||MA-UY 2314, Discrete Math, or MA-UY 2312 & 2322|
|MATH-UA 121, Calculus I||MA-UY 1024 & 1124, or 1324 & 1424 or 1132 |
|MATH-UA 140, Linear Algebra||MA-UY 2012, 3113, 2034, 3044 or 3054|
 Students transferring from Tandon in their first year will not have the proper equivalencies for the Computer Science major at CAS. It is recommended that students finish the following sequence at Tandon before transferring to CAS: 1114 (intro programming course in Python) → 1134 (Data structures in Python) → 2124 (Object Oriented Programming in C++). If this sequence is completed, students will get credit for CSCI-UA 101 and CSCI-UA 102. Please contact the CS department for more information. Students may be required to take a placement exam to determine their level.
 The two sequences 1024-1124 and 1324-1424 are Calc I+II. The two first courses, 1024 and 1324, are not equivalent to Calculus I.
NYU Grad Class as a 400-level Elective
You may substitute a graduate level course in place of a 400-level elective, however, graduate courses are only 3 credits compared to undergraduate courses that are 4 credits. You will be one credit short from the 48 credit minimum. In the past, the Registrar's Office and the Dean's Office have allowed students to graduate with 47 credits in the Computer Science major. If you complete two graduate courses and have a total of 46 credits in the Computer Science major, the Registrar's Office will not allow you to graduate. Therefore you will need to complete an additional-400 level computer science course or graduate level computer science course.
One option we recommend is to talk to the professor about taking a one credit independent study with them the same semester you take the graduate class. This will keep you at 4 credits, in case you take a second graduate class in the future. Note that this is the only situation in which an independent study will count towards the major. The grade earned in the graduate class will be the same grade issued for the independent study.
Eligibility, students should have earned a Grade Point Average of 3.5 or higher and have satisfied the CSCI-UA 101, CSCI-UA 102, CSCI-UA 201, CSCI-UA 202, and CSCI-UA 310.
Please provide all of the following:
- Your NYU Student ID#, NYU Net ID, Major GPA, and Overall GPA.
- You will need to get permission from the Computer Science Department. Please send your NYU transcript for review to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- In addition, you need to contact the instructor of the graduate course you intend to register for to make sure you have the necessary background to register for the course. Please contact the professor with your major GPA, background and your objectives for the class.
A grade of C or better is required for credit (a grade of Pass is not sufficient).
Graduate students are given preference for registration in graduate courses; undergraduates may only register if space permits.
EXTERNAL - Transfer Course Approval Process
Before you register for the proposed course, please provide CS Department with the following:
- Course Title
- Course #
- Course Description
- Link to the Course
- NYU CS Equivalent Course
- Reason for this transfer request
After you provide the CS Department with this information, we will then forward it to our Director of Undergraduate Studies to review and approve. If our Director does not approve, we do not advise to you register for the course as it will not be applicable towards your major requirements.
Students must also petition our Associate Dean for Academic Standards, Richard Kalb (Silver 909), for his permission to take the course and transfer the points back. Please follow up with your primary CAS advisor about this. As far as the Dean's Office is concerned, all coursework primarily for majors, must be done at NYU – including summer sessions – unless the student has found a unique educational experience not offered here, or is behind on credits and needs financial aid reinstated, or is going on non-NYU study abroad.
A grade of C or better is required for credit (a grade of Pass is not sufficient). None of the course equivalencies mentioned in this page are automatically approved, they must be approved by the Computer Science Department. Before your last semester, please make sure that your Academic Advisor in the Computer Science Department submits a memo on your behalf, requesting approval of the equivalencies to the Registrar's Office.