Engineering (2016 - 2018)
The dual degree program is designed to meet the educational and career interests of students with strong qualifications, as evidenced by their GPA in high school and by their performance in mathematics and science. Students who rank near the top of their class and who have done well on standardized tests, particularly in mathematics, are especially well suited.
Students should have completed a rigorous college preparation program, including mathematics (at least through trigonometry), chemistry, and physics. Students are usually admitted to the program as freshmen and must be prepared to begin with Calculus I (MATH-UA 121) in the first semester of college. Given the highly structured curricula, transfer into the program after the first year is very difficult. Students must maintain satisfactory performance and must complete the required courses in a timely fashion to remain in the program. Their records are reviewed yearly by a faculty committee.
Students accepted into the program spend their first three years of study in the College of Arts and Science. In the first year at the College, the different curricula require many of the same foundational courses. This gives students time to consult with faculty in both CAS and the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering before committing themselves to a particular science/engineering major combination.
In the first three years of the program, students satisfy their College Core Curriculum requirements (except foreign language) and also take some of the engineering courses in their field of interest. This is also when students select a major area from the CAS disciplines of biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics.
After an orientation program in the spring of the third year, the final two years of study are undertaken at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in downtown Brooklyn, across the East River and a short subway ride from NYU's Greenwich Village campus. Here, students complete the remaining technical courses required for their engineering major. Programs in engineering available to students in the dual degree program include chemical and biomolecular engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.
Students may elect to withdraw from the dual degree program in engineering and complete only the College of Arts and Science Core and major requirements, thus earning one undergraduate degree from CAS.
Restrictions on Taking Courses in NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Several CAS departments have policies and restrictions on CAS students taking courses in Tandon, as follows. This list may be expanded in the future. In all cases, note that Tandon courses count against each student's 16-point allowance in the other divisions of NYU and cannot be applied to the 64 point UA residency requirement.
Department of Chemistry: No CAS student (whether majoring or minoring in this department or not) is allowed to take Tandon substitute courses for CHEM-UA 125, 126, 127, 128 (general chemistry); 225, 226, 227, 228 (organic chemistry); 651, 652, 661 (physical chemistry); 711 (inorganic chemistry); or 881, 882, 885, 890 (biochemistry). However, students pursuing a major in the Department of Chemistry may seek prior permission of the director of undergraduate studies to take advanced electives in the School of Engineering and apply them to the major. This is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Department of Computer Science: CAS students should take their computer science courses in the College. Students majoring or minoring in this department may seek prior permission of the director of undergraduate studies to take advanced electives in computer science in the School of Engineering and apply them to their major or minor, but such exceptions will be rare. In addition, no CAS student is permitted to minor in computer science at Tandon, as it duplicates a field of study offered in the College. However, CAS students are allowed to declare Tandon's cross-school minors in (1) computer engineering and (2) game engineering, as those areas of study are not available in CAS