Global - Interdisciplinary - Engaged
Liberal Studies at NYU provides a dynamic, creative, and intersectional approach to the liberal arts, preparing students to address contemporary challenges and embrace 21st century opportunities. Our Core curriculum and our BA and Minor in Global Liberal Studies engage students with global works across space, place, and time; drawing on multiple social, cultural, material, historical, and philosophical perspectives, media, traditions, and critiques. The curriculum provides a framework for intellectual exploration in an increasingly interdisciplinary and interconnected world, avenues for independent research, platforms for experiential learning in New York City and abroad, and the essential tools for critical thinking and creative, persuasive writing.
We push beyond traditional answers and academic horizons, forging new pathways in interdisciplinary scholarship and creative production, enhancing our pedagogy with interactive approaches and innovative learning technologies, and embracing the city as our classroom.
Liberal Studies with its small classrooms and engaged environment is home to pioneering students, outstanding and dedicated faculty, and caring professional advisors. Together – on the Square and throughout the NYU Global Network - they create a diverse community. It is rich in co-curricular programming, leadership opportunities, and spaces for academic exploration, student research, and professional development. Liberal Studies is a place where students can make an impact and grow as global citizens.