2016-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Feb 05, 2023  
2016-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics and Mathematics, B.S.

Dual Major in Physics and Mathematics

Students must complete 128 credits, as defined below, to graduate from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics. Please note that the curriculum that follows applies to students who begin classes in the Fall of 2014 or later. For students who enter the NYU Tandon School of Engineering prior to that date, please review the curriculum and typical course schedule for students entering prior to Fall 2014.

Math Electives: 10 Credits

Students should select 10 credits from the following list of Math elective courses. Guided studies and graduate courses may be substituted with adviser’s approval.

Free Electives, Independant Study and Projects: 14 Credits

14 credits are reserved for free electives and independent study courses, of which 8 credits are reserved for a 6 credit applied physics project plus a 2 credit senior physics seminar; or a 4 credit math project/thesis and an extra 4 credit math elective; or an applied physics thesis up to 8 credits.

Electives in the Humanities and Social Sciences: 16 Credits

Students are required to take 16 credits in the humanities and social sciences requiring EXPOS-UA 1  and EXPOS-UA 2  as prerequisites. To gain some breadth and depth of knowledge, it is required that you take courses in at least two disciplines and at least one course at an advanced level.