2022-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (IN PROGRESS) 
    
    Aug 14, 2022  
2022-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (IN PROGRESS)

Biomolecular Science, B.S.


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Typical Course of Study for the Bachelor of Science in Biomolecular Science


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester: 16 Credits


Spring Semester: 16 Credits


Junior Year


Spring Semester: 15 Credits


Senior Year


Fall Semester: 14-16 Credits


Spring Semester: 13-16 Credits


Total credits required for graduation: 128


Footnotes


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 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 an Advanced Seminar, identifiable by course number 4505. If you have already completed a writing-intensive course, you do not have to take the Advanced Seminar. 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 senior research with 8 credits of Group 2 technical electives.

Required safety trainings: All sophomore BMS 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

 

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