Curriculum

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Science and Technology Studies (STS) at the School of Engineering, you must complete 120 credits, distributed by the following requirements:

  • General education (40 credits)
  • Technology/science (40 credits)
  • STS (40 credits)
  • Free electives (32 credits)

You may also earn a minor in Science and Technology Studies or double major.

General Education Requirement (40 Credits)

Humanities and Social Science General Education (8 courses for 24 credits)

EXPOS-UA 1 Writing the College Essay, Credits: 4.00
EXPOS-UA 2 Advanced College Writing, Credits: 4.00
18 credits from any of the HuSS clusters, which must include:
  • One level 3 HuSS course
  • One HuSS writing-intensive course, which is marked by a “W” in the course title

University General Education (4 courses for 16 credits)

One general tech elective
One general math elective
Two general science electives

Technology/Science Requirement (40 credits)

You must earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the following group of courses:

Introduction to Engineering (4 credits)

EG 1003 Introduction to Engineering and Design, Credits: 3.00
EG 1001 Engineering and Technology Forum, Credits: 1.00

Technology/Science Electives (35 credits)

You must earn 24 credits from any of the following fields (at least 15 of these credits must be from the same field, unless otherwise indicated by minor requirements specific to a given department and approved by the adviser): biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note: some students substitute EG 1003 for a different science course, following the practice of the department that regulates their Technology/Science concentration. For instance, students on a premed track often substitute CM 1004 for EG 1003, as is the practice for BMS majors.

STS Requirement (40 credits)

You must pass each of the following with a minimum of a C.

Core (10 credits)

STS 2003 Science, Technology and Society, Credits: 3.00
STS 3003 Sem in Science & Tech Studies, Credits: 3.00
STS 4014 Capstone Project, Credits: 4.00

Restricted Electives (24 credits)

8 courses from the Science, Technology, and Society (STS) cluster of Humanities and Social Sciences courses, excluding those taken to fulfill the Core Requirement above. These courses include the STS-prefixed courses as well as those listed under the STS Cluster for the Department of Technology, Culture and Society.

Free Electives (32 credits)

Any combination of courses that adds up to 18 credits fulfills this requirement. Some students use these credits to study a foreign language at NYU, others take additional courses in science at the School of Engineering. Students can also use free electives to take advantage of one of the cross-school minors.

STS Minor

This minor is open to all majors and is composed of 15 credits consisting of:

  • One of the core courses in STS (must be taken at the School of Engineering):
    • STS 2003 Science, Technology and Society, Credits: 3.00
    • STS 3003 Sem in Science & Tech Studies, Credits: 3.00
  • 12 credits satisfied by courses chosen from the STS electives list (1 course must be taken at the School of Engineering)