• Liberal Arts Hero

    Liberal Arts (BA/BS)

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  • 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

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    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

  • The Liberal Arts BA/BS is the largest and most flexible path of study within the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students at The New School. You have the freedom to design your own course of study and complete your degree in a rich and challenging academic environment. Students enter our program with a wide range of academic and life experience. Most are returning to school after a break in their education. Many transfer directly from a community college, four-year college, or conservatory. Some began working right out of high school and have never attended college. Whatever path you've taken to college, we're ready to welcome you.

    • Degree Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
    • Credits 120 (up to 84 transfer credits)
    • Format Full-time or part-time, on campus or online
    • Start Term Fall or Spring

    BA and BS Degree Options

    Liberal Arts majors have the freedom to design their own program of study, choosing from among the hundreds of interesting and timely courses offered at The New School. Your advisor helps you choose which degree type to pursue—a BA or a BS—depending on your prior education and the subject areas that interest you.

    • To earn the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, you take at least 90 of the total 120 credits in courses designated liberal arts.
    • To earn the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts, you take 60-90 of the total 120 credits in courses designated liberal arts.

    Learn more about the curriculum

    Plan Your Program

    You are assigned a Core Faculty Advisor in your first semester who will work with you throughout your studies. Additionally, you take the Pathways to Learning course in your first semester. During the course, you develop a comprehensive, individualized plan for your program of study that expresses your personal educational philosophy, assesses your prior educational accomplishments, and outlines how you plan to achieve your educational goals. The course is taught by Core Faculty Advisors on a rotating basis.

    Learn more about advising

  • I always knew I wanted to teach, but not only teach. I always knew I wanted to write, but not only write. I wanted to have a nonprofit one day. At The New School, I was able to put all of that together and create an education that made sense to me.

    Renée Watson, BA Liberal Arts ’09
  • 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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