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New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering    
 
    
 
  Dec 11, 2017
 
2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science and Technology Studies, Electrical Engineering Concentration, B.S.


Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements


STS majors take 122 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 Sophomore Engineering Transfers: STS Major/Electrical Engineering Concentration


This program of study is suitable for E.E. students desiring to make the transition to a humanities-based orientation of their field. Similar schedules can be constructed for other engineering disciplines.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester: 13.5 Credits


Spring Semester: 18.5 Credits


Junior Year


Fall Semester: 15 Credits


Spring Semester: 13 Credits


  • STS Elective 3 3 Credits
  • STS Elective 4 3 Credits
  • Free Elective 4 4 Credits
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Elective 4 3 Credits

Senior Year


Fall Semester: 15 Credits


Spring Semester: 16 Credits


  • STS-UY 4014 Capstone Project 4 Credits
  • STS Elective 7 3 Credits
  • STS Elective 8 3 Credits
  • Free Elective 6 3 Credits
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Elective 6 3 Credits

Total credits required for the degree: 122