• General Degree Requirements

  • Within the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students, The New School awards Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees (for graduates of the Integrated Program of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy) to students who successfully complete 120 credits of study as described below. Up to 84 credits may be transferred toward your degree requirements. 

    Below are the general requirements for each degree type in the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students. All students should consult with their advisor each semester to ensure they are on track to graduate. 

    • Bachelor of Arts students must complete at least 90 liberal arts credits and not more than 30 credits in non-liberal arts courses (defined as studio and practice-based courses and internships).

    • Bachelor of Science students must complete at least 60 liberal arts credits and not more than 60 credits in non-liberal arts courses.

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts students in Musical Theatre must complete at least 48 liberal arts credits and not more than 72 non-liberal arts courses. (The BFA Musical Theatre program is only for graduates of the AMDA integrated program.)  

    The 120-credit requirement must also include the following (consult an academic advisor for details on category requirements) :

    1. Pathways to Learning (NHUM 1001) (3 credits) is required of all students in the first two semesters of entering the program.

    2. One Introductory Subject Area course (3 credits) from our menu.

    3. One Practice-Based Research course(s) (3 credits) from our menu.

    4. One Reflection course(s) (1-3 credits) from our menu.


    One Data and Scientific Literacy course (3 credits) is required of students who have not done prior coursework in the areas of scientific literacy and quantitative reasoning.  This may be fulfilled by a University Lecture (ULEC) courses from category (i) or (ii) or from our menu.
  • Take the Next Step

  • Admission Events

    Adult Bachelor's Program Admission Webinar
    Tuesday, October 08, 5:00 PM

    Adult Bachelor's Program Admission Information Session
    Thursday, October 17, 6:00 PM

    Adult Bachelor's Program Admission Webinar
    Friday, November 08, 12:00 PM

    Adult Bachelor's Program Admission Information Session
    Wednesday, November 13, 6:00 PM

    Adult Bachelor's Program Admission Webinar
    Thursday, December 05, 5:00 PM

  • Apply for Spring 2020

  • Contact Us

    Admission Contact
    Office of Undergraduate Admission
    72 Fifth Ave.
    New York, NY 10011
    finish@newschool.edu
    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040

    Program Contact
    Tracyann Williams
    66 West 12th Street, room 918 
    New York, NY 10011
    williamt@newschool.edu
    212.229.5119 x2407

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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