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New York University Tandon School of Engineering    
 
    
 
  Nov 19, 2017
 
2016-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda)

Science and Technology Studies, B.S.


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Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements


STS majors take 120 credits, divided into four parts:

1. General Education Requirement: 40 Credits


(a) Texts, Communication and Social Thought Requirement: 2 courses, 8 Credits


  1. EXPOS-UA 1  and EXPOS-UA 2  - Writing the Essay and the Advanced College Essay

(b) Free Electives Requirement: 32 Credits


2. Technology/Science Requirement: 40 Credits


The minimum cumulative GPA for this requirement must be 3.0.

(a) Innovation and Problem Solving Requirement: 5 Credits


(b) Technology/Science Electives: 35 Credits


35 Technology/Science credits taken from any of the following general fields, at least 15 credits of which must be from the same field (unless otherwise indicated by minor requirements specific to a given department and/or approved by the adviser).

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Applied Physics

3. STS Requirement: 40 Credits


Each class must be passed with a minimum grade of C.

(b) Restricted Electives: 28 Credits


7 courses from the Science, Technology, and Society (STS) cluster of Humanities and Social Sciences courses (excluding those taken to fulfill the Core Requirement 3a). These courses include STS-prefixed courses as well as those listed under the STS Cluster in the Humanities and Social Sciences Electives List .

Typical Course of Study for STS Major, Tech/Sci Concentration Undefined


First Year


Fall Semester: 17 Credits


Spring Semester: 14 Credits


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester: 16 Credits


Spring Semester: 16 Credits


  • STS Elective 1 4 Credits
  • STS Elective 2 4 Credits
  • Tech/Sci Elective 5 4 Credits
  • Free Elective 4 4 Credits

Junior Year


Fall Semester: 16 Credits


Spring Semester: 12 Credits


  • Free Elective 5 4 Credits
  • Free Elective 6 4 Credits
  • Free Elective 7 4 Credits

Senior Year


Fall Semester: 15 Credits


  • STS Elective 4 4 Credits
  • STS Elective 5 4 Credits
  • STS Elective 6 4 Credits
  • Tech/Sci Elective 8 3 Credits

Spring Semester: 14 Credits


Total credits required for the degree: 120


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