Requirements

PHYSICS MAJOR: Stern College for Women

50-51 credits. PHYS 1051C, 1052C, 2051, 2052, 1221, 1321, 1340, 1510, 1621; MATH 1412, 1413*, 1510, 2105*; and one elective from PHYS, 1222, 1322, 1401, 1810; and one elective from COMP 1300C, MATH 2651, PHYS 1140.

*MATH 1413 and 2105 may count toward the General Education “Elective” category.

MATH 2601 is highly recommended, but not required.

PHYSICS MINOR: Stern College for Women

17 credits. PHYS 1051C, 1052C, 2051, 2052, and one elective from PHYS 1140, 1221, 1321, 1340, 1510, 1810.

PHYSICAL SCIENCES MAJOR: Stern College for Women

52-56 credits. PHYS 1051C, 1052C, 2051, 2052; MATH 1412, 1413*, 1510, 2105*, 2601; COMP 1300C; CHEM 1045C; ECON 1010**; Plus 3 additional courses related to the particular field(s) of engineering in which the student is interested:

1)      Concentration in Chemistry: CHEM 1046C, 1213R, CHEM 1215L and an advanced CHEM elective.

2)      Concentration in Electromagnetism: PHYS 1321, 1322, plus a Physics elective

3)      Concentration in Mechanics: PHYS 1221, 1222,  plus a Physics elective

4)      Concentration in Computer Science: COMP 1320C plus 2 advanced electives.

5)      Concentration in Biology: BIOL 1011C, 1012C, plus an advanced BIOL elective.

*MATH 1413 and 2105 may count toward the General Education “Elective” category.

**ECON 1010 may count toward the General Education “Foundation” category.

See the individual departments for the course descriptions

Detailed physics factsheet (PDF)
Detailed physical sciences factsheet (PDF)
Detailed pre-engineering factsheet (PDF)

Combined Programs

Yeshiva University runs two combined programs leading to engineering degrees (BE or ME):

  • Joint program between YU and Columbia University
  • Joint program between YU and Stony Brook University

Students interested these combined programs will have an option to major in pre-engineering that has reduced course requirements ocompared to other YU majors, in lieu of the students' intended transfer to an engineering school prior to graduation from YU. Stern College students interested in joining one of these programs are urged to discuss their specific course of study with pre-engineering adviser Professor Lea Santos (lsantos2@yu.edu) each semester prior to registration.