Completing the Core Program
After successfully completing the Core Program, students transition to one of NYU’s many bachelor’s degree programs to complete their studies in junior and senior year. Your academic advisor will work with you from your first semester to address questions that are most important as you consider your major options at NYU.
Core Program students have the opportunity to transition directly to degree programs in these NYU schools:
Students must meet the following criteria to transition:
- Achieve good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA; not on academic probation)
- Earn an expected 64 credits and 4 semesters in residence with Liberal Studies
- Complete specific program requirements in their prospective major or school
Are you interested in a different program? You may apply for internal transfer to other colleges and degree programs at NYU not listed here; however, application and/or additional materials will be reviewed for admission. Consult your academic advisor as early as possible to discuss the internal transfer process.
Majors and Minors
Declaring a Major
As a Core Program 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 Core Program curriculum 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 curriculum 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.
You may have the opportunity to pursue a double 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 secondary 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 Program student, you will typically declare minors after transitioning to your degree-granting school and declaring your major.