Declaring a Major
As an LS Core student, you will need to confirm your transition school by March 1st of your sophomore year. Students who will be transitioning specifically to the College of Arts and Science (CAS) will then visit their intended major department in CAS to declare their major formally in spring of sophomore year. Other schools may designate the major as part of the transition process, so further declaration is not required.
The LS Core fulfills most general education requirements across NYU, except the math, science, and foreign language requirements specific to each school. The program prepares you for more focused study in your major after transitioning to your baccalaureate school. Upon transition, your LS grades remain calculated in your cumulative GPA.
Some courses in the LS Core can also be applied toward select majors in the College of Arts and Science. For more information, consult with your advisor or refer to the LS Advising Guide to Specific Majors (PDF).
You may have the opportunity to pursue a second major, depending on the particular combination of majors and the non-major elective credits you have earned. Since some majors entail only 9 courses, you can usually complete two majors within the standard 128 credits. There are majors, however, that require more than 9 courses, and may involved additional time and/or credits. Consult your academic advisor about your particular prospective majors.
Students transitioning into CAS may pursue a second major only in CAS, not any other NYU school. If you are bound for other NYU schools though, you may have the opportunity to pursue a secondary major at another NYU school. Consult an academic advisor or your transition school for more information about double major policies.
NYU offers more than one hundred minors across the University that are all open to you. As a Core student, you will typically declare minors after transitioning to your degree-granting school and declaring your major.