New York University Courses and Degree Program Options

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NYU Courses and Degree Programs

There are 17 schools within New York University that offer undergraduate- and/or graduate-level degrees. Within these schools, there is a wide range of programs from which students can choose to focus their studies.

New York University (also known as NYU) enrolls more than 50,000 students and offers liberal arts, law, and business schools on several campuses across New York City and abroad. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked NYU 36th among all national universities in the United States.

Schools

New York University is divided into specialized schools, each with their own academic degree programs. Here are some of the schools at NYU that offer both undergraduate and graduate programs:

  • School of Arts and Science
  • College of Dentistry
  • College of Global Public Health
  • School of Professional Studies
  • Tandon School of Engineering
  • Tisch School of the Arts

Some NYU schools only offer graduate education, including:

  • Institute of Fine Arts
  • Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine

Degrees

NYU offers over 400 undergraduate- and graduate-level degree programs including in the following fields of study:

  • Business
  • Biology
  • Engineering
  • Library science
  • Liberal arts

Within these programs, specific majors and minors are available. For instance, the School of Arts and Science alone offers 65 majors and more than 60 minors. The most popular majors and minors, according to U.S. News and World Report, are in visual and performing arts, social sciences, and business management.

About New York University

New York University is the largest private nonprofit university in the United States. The school has one of the largest student housing populations, and its main buildings are located all over Manhattan. NYU's library system consists of nine libraries and 5.1 million volumes, both in print and online. The main library in the system is the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, but the school also has libraries dedicated to mathematics, fine arts, law, health sciences, and history.

In addition to the academic programs offered, NYU has a broad reach when it comes to internships, research positions, and assistance services. The school offers study abroad programs at 14 campuses worldwide, including locations in:

  • Berlin
  • Prague
  • London
  • Sydney
  • Buenos Aires


Undergraduate and graduate students at New York University have a wide range of educational options in many different academic subjects, as well as a variety of schools and departments from which to choose.

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