1 Students 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-UY 1324/1424.
2 BMS-UY 1032/CM-UY 1032 cannot be taken by and is not required for transfer students or students changing major after the freshman year.
3 Choice 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.
4 Elective options:
(i) At least 6 credits of technical electives must be selected from the following courses: BMS-UY (level 2, 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 6 credits of 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).
5 Students 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.
Required safety trainings: All sophomore BMS and CBE majors must enroll in (on BioRaft) and complete three one-hour training sessions offered by the NYU EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) Office. The three sessions are: Lab Safety, Waste Management and Biosafety. Student must show proof (e.g. certificate) that they completed this training to their advisors at their next advisement meeting in order to have their registration holds removed. Each subsequent fall they must take three online refresher sessions until they graduate.
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.
Summary of requirements for the BS degree:
Subject / Credits Required
- Chemistry / 28
- Biology / 25
- Research / 8
- Computational / 3
- Engineering and Technology Forum / 1
- Writing / 8
- Humanities and Social Science Electives / 16
- Mathematics / 8
- Physics / 11
- Electives / 20
- TOTAL / 128