2016-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    
    Aug 17, 2018  
2016-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda)

Biomolecular Science, B.S.


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Typical Course of Study for the Bachelor of Science in Biomolecular Science


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Spring Semester: 16 Credits


Junior Year


Fall Semester: 16 Credits


Spring Semester: 16-17 Credits


Senior Year


Fall Semester: 14-16 Credits


Spring Semester: 16 Credits


Total credits required for graduation: 128


Footnotes


1Students placed by examination or an adviser into MA-914 must defer registration for MA-UY 1024; MA-UY 1024/1124 may be replaced with MA-UY1324/1424. 

2CM-UY 1032 is not required and cannot be taken by transfer students or students changing major after the freshman year. 

3CS-UY 1133 may be replaced with CS-UY 1114; either course satisfies the requirements

4Choice of Humanities and Social Sciences electives must conform to the Tandon requirements described in the Bulletin.  At least one elective must be an ethics course, such as PL-UY 2144. At least one elective must be at the 3xxx/4xxx level. At least one elective must be a writing-intensive course labeled by “W” and must be taken at Tandon. Students may take a maximum of 4 courses or 16 credits at other schools of NYU.

5Students who wish to accelerate their progression through the Biology (BMS) requirements can take BMS-UY 3114 Genetics and  BMS-UY 3314 Advanced Cell & Molecular Biology I earlier in their sophomore year instead of selecting an HuSS elective. However, this is a more difficult option which may not be suitable for everyone. A detailed discussion of the pros and cons with an academic advisor is highly recommended.

6Elective options:

(i) At least two technical electives must be selected from the following courses: BMS-UY (level 3 and 4), CM-UY (level 3 and 4), BT-GY, BE-GY and BI-GY (collectively referred to as “Group 1”).  

(ii) At least two technical electives must be selected from the following courses: A Group 1 course (as defined above), MA-UY, CS-UY, PH-UY, CBE-UY or, with advisor’s permission a technical  elective related to BMS major at another school of NYU (collectively referred to as “Group 2”).  Students may take a maximum of 4 courses or 16 credits at other schools of NYU.

(iii)  The remaining courses (up to 8 credits) are free electives, for example, a course related to management, finance, or media studies (advisor’s permission is required). 

7Students electing senior research must take both semesters of research and write a BS thesis.  Students may replace research and thesis with 8 credits of technical electives from Group 1 or Group 2, but at least one course must be chosen from Group 1.

Residency requirements: To satisfy residency requirements for the BS degree students must complete a minimum of 64 credits at the University in approved coursework. In addition, students must complete their final 32 credits at the University, unless approved for a special term abroad.  

NOTE: The department usually does not grant transfer credits to students who, while registered at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, take biology or chemistry courses at other universities.

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