B.Sc. On Campus

Sustainable Urban Environments

New York University

48 months
56500 USD/year
56500 USD/year
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Cities play a critical role in addressing the environmental challenges that face the world today. The Sustainable Urban Environments BSc program from New York University prepares students to make cities more sustainable.   


Students in the Sustainable Urban Environments BSc program from New York University gain an understanding of the social and technical issues in urban environmental problems, and an appreciation of the policy and planning approaches that are necessary to create more livable, sustainable, and equitable cities. Multidisciplinary courses emphasize project-based learning, using New York City as an urban laboratory, and also examining sustainable cities in a global context. 

Future opportunities

Directed studies and capstone projects provide students with essential experience in conducting and presenting research at public forums within the School of Engineering. By the program’s end, our graduates are prepared to enter various environmental fields, including urban planning and design. They also partake in opportunities in social work, government, education, and museums. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Sustainable Cities
  • History of NY's Urban Infrastructure
  • The Design of Cities
  • Methods for Studying Urban Environments
  • Urban Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official score reports (see NYU’s standardized testing requirements).
  • An audition or portfolio for specific artistic program applicants to the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development and Tisch School of the Arts. 
  • English language testing if you have not completed at least 3 years of study where English is the sole language of instruction and English is not your native language.
  • Official transcripts of all college work that you have received academic credit for.
  • The Common Application Mid Year Report with updated transcript. 

Tuition Fee

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    56500 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 56500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    56500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56500 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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