Liberal Studies combines the advantages of a liberal arts college with all the resources of a large research university. Small, discussion-based classes and a distinguished faculty dedicated to teaching place you at the forefront of the learning experience. A host of study away programs and opportunities to take advantage of all that NYU and New York City have to offer amplify your education outside the classroom.
The Core Curriculum
Begin your studies with a great works core curriculum. Analyze the world's classics with a global lens and connect ideas across your classes. Enjoy extraordinary co-curricular opportunities that complement classroom learning by allowing you to experience the world's significant works of art, literature, and the stage firsthand by visiting the museums, theaters, galleries, and landmarks around you.
Liberal Studies offers you unparalleled options for studying throughout NYU's global network. Spend your first year at NYU in Florence, London, Paris, or Washington, DC, to distinguish your education with global experience and study the great works in a city with unique cultural offerings. In the Global Liberal Studies B.A. program, you will spend all of junior year studying at one of eight global sites that aligns with your academic goals. Your coursework at any of NYU's global sites builds toward your major, minor, or graduation requirements.
Liberal Studies is home to two innovative programs of study:
The Core Program: A two-year program in which you study an interdisciplinary core curriculum to prepare you for nearly 100 majors at NYU.
Global Liberal Studies: A four-year bachelor's degree program that will engage you in global studies from a humanistic perspective and through lived experience.