Graduation Requirements

Graduates of NYU Abu Dhabi receive either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, depending on their major.

To Earn Your Degree

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 140 credits (35 full courses)and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0
  2. Complete a First-Year Writing Seminar
  3. Complete the Core Curriculum
  4. Fulfill requirements for an academic major, which vary
  5. Complete three January Term courses
  6. Complete a Capstone project


Beyond these requirements, students are free to choose general electives from across the curriculum. These general elective courses can include foreign language courses, extra courses from within their major, courses from other programs, and pre-professional courses.

Between study abroad, January Term, and courses offered by the many visiting faculty from NYU New York and other prestigious universities, significant opportunities exist for students to sample from an almost limitless set of courses. Pre-professional courses, in particular, allow students to begin exploring careers through an investigation of the academic preparation expected in various fields.