生物科学

生物科学涉及各种不同形式的生命活动。过去几十年里,分子技术、细胞技术、基因组技术和生物信息技术的发展,使生命科学发生了彻底改变。人们正在利用这些技术,研究生物体内的基本过程,运用这些信息改善人类健康,加强对环境的合理管理,推进法医科学,在扩大可再生能源生产的同时隔离污染物,探讨与解决影响生物科学发现及其应用的伦理道德和法律问题。生物科学专业课程设置的宗旨,是培养独于行、敏于思,对探索自然界怀有热忱与的科学家。

在化学、物理、生物科学基础科学课程的基础上,生物科学专业的学生,将学习利用当代工具与方法,解决当下生命科学领域的问题。在设置本专业的过程中,首先强调要涵盖“生物科学概念的重要支柱”——分子和细胞生物学、遗传学、进化,并确保学生接受先进的定量和计算分析方法训练。专业结构便于学生在完成核心课程后,修读更高级别的多门课程。这些中高级课程,为有志于从事研究、健康相关领域、生物技术和教育等职业的学生,提供广泛而深入的现代生物科学背景。生物科学专业可以让学生进行独立研究,并完成本科毕业论文。

上海纽约大学生物科学专业课程,与纽约大学生物系及基因组学和系统生物学中心、纽约大学阿布扎比分校生物科学项目,以及纽约大学全球教育体系的各大实验室建立了密切的联系。

Degree Requirements – 2017-18 Bulletin

* = offered in Fall ’18 in Shanghai

The requirements below are from the online version of the 2017-2018 bulletin. Please refer to the Pre-2016-17 Registrar’s All Majors Degree Requirements Record or 2016-17 Registrar's All Majors Degree Requirements Record if you are following a different major version. Not every course listed is taught every semester, and in any given semester other courses may be offered that fulfill this requirement. Requirements may be met through equivalent courses in the Global Network with prior approval.
PREREQUISITE COURSES
BIOL-SHU 21 Foundations of Biology I Pre-req or co-req: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus
BIOL-SHU 22 Foundations of Biology II* Pre-reqs: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus AND BIOL-SHU 21 Foundations of Biology I
BIOL-SHU 123 FoS Biology Laboratory* Pre-reqs: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus AND BIOL-SHU 21 Foundations of Biology I
CHEM-SHU 125 Foundations of Chemistry I* Pre-req or co-req: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus

CHEM-SHU 126

Foundations of Chemistry II

Pre-req: CHEM-SHU 125 Foundations of Chemistry I AND pre-req or co-req: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus
CHEM-SHU 127 FoS Chemistry Laboratory Pre-req or co-req: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus AND CHEM-SHU 126 Foundations of Chemistry II

PHYS-SHU 91 OR

PHYS-SHU 11

Foundations of Physics I Honors* OR

General Physics I*

Pre-req or co-req: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus

Calculus - pre-req OR co-req, this can be waived by the instructor based on student's prior experience

PHYS-SHU 93 OR

PHYS-SHU 12

Foundations of Physics II Honors OR

General Physics II

Pre-req: PHYS-SHU 91 Foundations of Physics I Honors

PHYS-SHU 11 General Physics I - pre-req OR Instructor Permission; AND Calculus pre-req OR co-req - this can be waived by the instructor based on student's prior experience

PHYS-SHU 71 FoS Physics Laboratory* Pre-req or co-req: PHYS-SHU 91 Foundations of Physics I Honors or PHYS-SHU 11 General Physics I
PHYS-SHU 94 Physics II Lab Pre-req or co-req: PHYS-SHU 93 Foundations of Physics II Honors OR PHYS-SHU 12 General Physics II. Note that Foundations of Physics III is NOT required for Biology majors.
MAJOR COURSES
BIOL-SHU 42 Biostatistics Pre-reqs: BIOL-SHU 21, 22 Foundations of Biology I and II): Note that NEUR-SHU 100 Math Tools for Life Sciences (pre-req: BIOL-SHU 21 Foundations of Biology I and/or NEUR-SHU 201 Introduction to Neural Science) can fulfill this requirement.
BIOL-SHU 250 Organismal Systems Pre-req: BIOL-SHU 21 Foundations of Biology I
CHEM-SHU 225 Organic Chemistry I* Pre-req: CHEM-SHU 126 Foundations of Chemistry II; co-req: CHEM-SHU 225L Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHEM-SHU 225L Organic Chemistry I Lab* Co-req: CHEM-SHU 225 Organic Chemistry I
BIOLOGY ELECTIVES: Choose Five
Note: Not every course listed is taught every semester, and in any given semester other courses may be offered that fulfill this requirement. Requirements may be met through equivalent courses in the Global Network with prior approval.
BIOL-SHU 30 Genetics* Pre-req: BIOL-SHU 22 Foundations of Biology II
BIOL-SHU 31 Genetics Laboratory* Pre-req or co-req is BIOL-SH 30 Genetics or BIOL-UA 30 Genetics
BIOL-SHU 44 Microbiology and Microbial Genomics Pre-req: BIOL-SHU 250 Organismal Systems
BIOL-SHU 50 Immunology Pre-req: BIOL-SHU 250 Organismal Systems
BIOL-SHU 58 Evolution  
BIOL-SHU 200 Topic: Molecular Biology of Cancer Pre-req: BIOL-SHU 22 Foundations of Biology II
BIOL-SHU 261 Genomics and Bioinformatics* Pre-req: BIOL-SHU 21 Foundations of Biology I, BIOL-SHU 42 Biostatistics or other Statistics course, and CSCI-SHU 11 Intro to Programming
BIOL-SHU 263 Developmental Biology Pre-req: BIOL-250 Organismal Systems, or BIOL-SHU 22 Foundations of Biology II
BIOL-SHU 314 Advanced Cell Biology Lab Pre-req: Foundations of Biology I or II or Foundations of Bio Lab
BIOL-SHU 997 Biology Independent Research* Note that one 4-credit Independent Study is allowed to count towards the Biology major elective. Two 2-credit Independent Studies can't satisfy the major elective. Students need to fill out the permission form.
BIOL-SHU 1128 Systems Biology Pre-reqs: BIOL-SHU 250 Organismal Systems and BIOL-SHU 261 Genomics and Bioinformatics
CCEX-SHU 116 Where the City Meets the Sea Pre-req: None
CHEM-SHU 881 Biochemistry I Pre-req: CHEM-SHU 226 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM-SHU 882 Biochemistry II Pre-req: CHEM-SHU 881 Biochemistry I
MATH-SHU 160 Networks and Dynamics Pre-reqs: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus  AND MATH-SHU 140 Linear Algebra
NEUR-SHU 201 Introduction to Neuroscience* Pre-req: BIOL-SHU 21 Foundations of Biology I and co-req: BIOL-SHU 22 Foundations of Biology II
NEUR-SHU 222 Perception Pre-req: NEUR-SHU 201 Intro to Neural Science or PSYC-SHU 101 Intro to Psychology but pre-req can be waived based on the student's background
Students are strongly encouraged (but not required) to take Organic Chemistry II as a general elective. Additionally, pre-health students may wish to take Introduction to Psychology or another relevant social sciences course, as required or recommended by some medical schools. Students interested in pursuing careers in the health sciences should meet with advising staff early on to ensure adequate course planning.
Recommended Fall 2018 Courses
Recommended courses for Freshmen (Class of 2021) to take in Fall 2018
  1. Perspectives on Humanities (4 credits)
  2. Foundations of Biology II (3 credits)
  3. FoS Biology Laboratory (2 credits)
  4. Organic Chemistry I + Organic Chemistry I Lab (5 credits)
  5. Core curriculum class/Chinese/General elective class (4 credits)
Note that students are required to have completed Elementary Chinese II or 8 credits of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) before they are eligible to study away. Pre-med students should also consider taking Organic Chemistry II and Physics II Lab. 
Faculty Mentor

Prof. Danyang Yu Email: dy276@nyu.edu | Profile

Minor in Molecular and Cell Biology
BIOL-SHU 22 Foundations of Biology II* Pre-reqs: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus AND BIOL-SHU 21 Foundations of Biology I
BIOL-SHU 123 FoS Biology Laboratory* Pre-reqs: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus AND BIOL-SHU 21 Foundations of Biology I

BIOL-SHU 30 OR

 

BIOL-SHU 263

Genetics* OR

 

Developmental Biology

Pre-req: BIOL-SHU 22 Foundations of Biology II 

Pre-req: BIOL-250 Organismal Systems, or BIOL-SHU 22 Foundations of Biology II

BIOL-UA 36 OR

BIOL-UA 37

At the Bench: Applied Molecular Biology DNA Techniques OR

At the Bench: Applied Cell Biology OR

One approved class to count towards this minor

 
Minor in Genomics and Bioinformatics
BIOL-SHU 22 Foundations of Biology II* Pre-reqs: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus AND BIOL-SHU 21 Foundations of Biology I
BIOL-SHU 123 FoS Biology Laboratory* Pre-reqs: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus AND BIOL-SHU 21 Foundations of Biology I
BIOL-SHU 261 Genomics and Bioinformatics* Pre-req: BIOL-SHU 21 Foundations of Biology I, BIOL-SHU 42 Biostatistics or other Statistics course, and CSCI-SHU 11 Intro to Programming

BIOL-SHU 44 OR

BIOL-SHU 1128 OR

BIOL-SHU 58

Microbiology and Microbial Genomics OR

TBA OR

Evolution

Pre-req: BIOL-SHU 250 Organismal Systems

Pre-reqs: BIOL-SHU 250 Organismal Systems and BIOL-SHU 261 Genomics and Bioinformatics

Pre-req: Foundations of Biology I

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