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NYU Academics

New York University requires a minimum of 128 credits to complete a bachelor's degree. If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Around 88% of students who started college at NYU complete all the credits required within six years. NYU offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

What Classes Are Required at NYU?

NYU has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate. Students are not required to fulfill a lanuage requirement or a math or science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.

Majors at NYU

When choosing a major, NYU students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at NYU below. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. NYU does not require all students to complete a senior project.

Does NYU Offer Learning Disability Services?

NYU offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Disability Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does NYU Offer Online Classes?

NYU has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does NYU Offer Credit for AP Classes?

NYU offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does NYU Have An Honor's Program?

NYU offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does NYU Require Internships?

NYU does not require an internship for all students Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

NYU Majors & Subject Areas

City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Architecture and Related Services, Other
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Asian Studies/Civilization
East Asian Studies
European Studies/Civilization
Latin American Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Russian Studies
French Studies
Italian Studies
Spanish and Iberian Studies
Irish Studies
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Area Studies, Other
Ethnic Studies
African-American/Black Studies
Asian-American Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Journalism, Other
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Communications Technology/Technician
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Information Science/Studies
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Computer Graphics
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Information Technology Project Management
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Education, General
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Educational/Instructional Technology
Educational Evaluation and Research
International and Comparative Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Elementary Education and Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Education, Other
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Structural Engineering
Transportation and Highway Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Software Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering
Construction Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Operations Research
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
Engineering/Industrial Management
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Language Interpretation and Translation
Comparative Literature
Chinese Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
German Language and Literature
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
French Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Hebrew Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law
International Law and Legal Studies
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law
Tax Law/Taxation
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Creative Writing
Rhetoric and Composition
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
General Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Library and Information Science
Library Science, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Microbiology, General
Physiology, General
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Mathematics, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Financial Mathematics
Statistics, General
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Biological and Physical Sciences
Historic Preservation and Conservation, Other
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Museology/Museum Studies
Nutrition Sciences
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Computational Science
Sustainability Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Chemistry, General
Polymer Chemistry
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Developmental and Child Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Social Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Community Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Educational Psychology
Applied Psychology
Psychology, Other
Community Organization and Advocacy
Public Administration
Social Work
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Sciences, General
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods
Economics, General
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Urban Studies/Affairs
Social Sciences, Other
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Transportation and Materials Moving, Other
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Digital Arts
Dance, General
Design and Visual Communications, General
Commercial and Advertising Art
Game and Interactive Media Design
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Music, General
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Voice and Opera
Music Technology
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Dental Clinical Sciences, General
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Public Health, General
Environmental Health
Art Therapy/Therapist
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Nursing Administration
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery
Nursing Science
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Critical Care Nursing
Nursing Education
Nursing Practice
Palliative Care Nursing
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Project Management
Organizational Leadership
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Banking and Financial Support Services
Tourism and Travel Services Management
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Labor and Industrial Relations
Organizational Behavior Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science
Business Statistics
Actuarial Science
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Real Estate
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Construction Management
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
History, General
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

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