Biology majors who have completed the Molecular and Cell Biology sequence (BIOL-UA 21 and 22) may consider study away at NYU Shanghai in the junior year. Several upper-level Biology electives equivalent to New York courses are offered and the list is expected to grow. In addition General Physics 1 and 2, which are typically taken by Biology majors in the junior year, are offered at NYU Shanghai (PHYS-SHU 11 and 12). Please review the course equivalencies here.
Additional NYU Shanghai courses that might appeal to Biology majors are also offered. For example, MATH-SHU 160 (Dynamics and Networks) is a unique course that is highly recommended for Biology majors interested in systems biology, synthetic biology or computational biology. The course would be especially relevant for Biology/Math double majors or other Biology students with a strong mathematics background (Linear Algebra is a pre-requisite).
Any Biology major who is interested in studying at NYU Shanghai should consult with his or her Biology faculty adviser and the Director of Undergraduate Studies to plan a study-away experience that takes advantage of the curricular offerings at NYU Shanghai and that is compatible with timely completion of the degree. In particular, any student who is pursuing Honors or is otherwise engaged in a long-term research experience in a New York laboratory should seek advice on how studying away might enhance or hinder his or her research progress. Students are encouraged to explore collaborative research arrangements that would provide continuity of a research project between New York and Shanghai. Such arrangements could qualify for Independent Study or Internship credit.
Students who study at NYU Shanghai are part of a vibrant student community and take advantage of Chinese culture and art classes, join intramural sports teams and participate in many student clubs and organizations. Biology students in particular might be interested in the NYUSH iGEM team, which competes and collaborates with other universities internationally in designing biological "machines." Students can also take advantage of internships and resources from Shanghai's full service Career Development Center (CDC). Students travel all over China and Asia during the school holidays. During the summer and January terms, NYU Shanghai organizes trips to popular destinations like Bejing and Xi'an. For more information visit nyu.edu/shanghai.