Since the fall of 2010, the College’s dual degree program with the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, formerly known as the Polytechnic School of Engineering, has offered highly qualified and motivated students who are technically oriented the opportunity to pursue both a liberal arts program with a major in science, mathematics, or computer science and a traditional engineering program. Upon completion of this five-year program, students receive both a BS degree from the College of Arts and Science and a BS degree from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Students with this combination of degrees are likely to find excellent employment opportunities.
It is crucial that students begin the required dual-degree coursework in their first year.
The available dual degree combinations are as follows:
- BS in Biology/BS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
- BS in Chemistry/BS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
- BS in Computer Science/BS in Computer Engineering
- BS in Computer Science/BS in Electrical Engineering
- BS in Mathematics/BS in Civil Engineering
- BS in Mathematics/BS in Computer Engineering
- BS in Mathematics/BS in Electrical Engineering
- BS in Mathematics/BS in Mechanical Engineering
- BS in Physics/BS in Civil Engineering
- BS in Physics/BS in Computer Engineering
- BS in Physics/BS in Electrical Engineering
- BS in Physics/BS in Mechanical Engineering
Students in the program complete all of the CAS College Core Curriculum requirements, with the exception of the foreign language requirement, from which they are exempted. (Their required mathematics and science courses automatically satisfy the Core’s Foundations of Scientific Inquiry requirements.) There is usually some flexibility concerning the semester in which a given course can be taken. Detailed programs of study for each of the degree combinations are available on the program website for reference.
Accelerated BA/MS Program in Mathematics
The College and the Graduate School of Arts and Science offer students the opportunity to obtain both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics in five years. Qualifying students are accepted into the program toward the end of the sophomore year or during the junior year before they reach 96 credits. Students must have a minimum 3.50 GPA in order to qualify for acceptance. During their last few undergraduate semesters, students must accelerate by taking one quarter of their graduate courses during regular terms and/or during the summer. Students in the program must satisfy all requirements of both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees; there is no double-counting of courses. In the graduate portion of the program, they can qualify for a scholarship covering up to 50 percent of the tuition for the master’s degree. For more information, please contact the College Advising Center, 726 Broadway, 7th floor; 212-998-8130.
Joint BS/BS Program in Mathematics and Engineering
The College of Arts and Science, in cooperation with the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, offers a joint BS/BS program in engineering. Students in the program receive the BS degree in mathematics from CAS and the BS degree in either civil, computer, electrical, or mechanical engineering from the Tandon School of Engineering. Further information and advisement are available from the College Advising Center, 726 Broadway, 7th floor; 212-998-8130.
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