Requirement Worksheets

To declare a single area of study, fill out the area of study declaration form. Consult the requirements for each area of study listed below, including the specific track requirements.

The following rules apply to all defined areas of study:

  • Each area of study requires completion of at least 13 courses, including a senior capstone. Students must receive a grade of C or better in every course used to fulfill area of study requirements. A senior capstone linked to a student's area of study is counted as one of the required courses. For-credit internships can be counted toward area of study requirements (maximum of two; seek approval of the chair before registering). Students may be able to apply up to three courses taken in a study abroad or study away program toward their area of study requirements, subject to preliminary review by their academic advisor and final approval by the program chair on their return.
  • Students in the Lang/Parsons or Lang/Jazz combined BA/BFA degree program can apply a maximum of three courses from their BFA program toward their Lang area of study requirements.
  • Each student works out, in consultation with his or her advisor, a program of study that fulfills the area of study requirements and satisfies the student's academic interests.
  • For transfer credits and exceptions, the chair of each program has the authority to decide which courses fulfill area of study requirements and to permit exceptions to the published requirements. Students who transferred to Lang may be able to apply similar courses taken at other institutions to meet Lang area of study requirements, with approval from the program chair. A student admitted with 30 to 44 transfer credits can apply up to two courses with permission; a student with 45 to 60 transfer credits can apply up to three courses.

Minors and Courses at Other Divisions of The New School

  • Lang students who are not majoring in Liberal Arts can select a minor from those offered in other divisions, provided they meet the prerequisites and related requirements. Visit the university's website for a complete list of minors.
  • Lang students interested in taking courses at Parsons The New School for Design, Mannes College The New School for Music, or The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music should contact the chair of their area of study before registering to see if the courses can be applied to their area of study requirements.

Area of Study Program Worksheets

Fill out the appropriate worksheet to ensure that you complete the requirements for your chosen area of study. (All files are in PDF or Microsoft Word format.)

Areas of Study for Students Declaring in 2014-2015* (PDFs) 

Anthropology
The Arts (includes The Arts, Arts in Context, Contemporary Music, Dance, Theater, and Visual Studies)
Chinese Studies
Contemporary Music (see The Arts)  
Culture and Media
Economics
Education Studies (Program Requirements Worksheet and Senior Capstone Guidelines)
Ethnicity and Race
French Studies
Global Studies
Hispanic Studies
Interdisciplinary Science
Japanese Studies
Jewish Culture
Journalism + Design 
Liberal Arts
Literary Studies (Literature/Writing)
Literature (see Literary Studies)
Philosophy
Politics major; Politics minor
Psychology
Screen Studies

Social Inquiry (suggested course sequence with Integrative Course listing and Senior Capstone Guidelines)
Sociology
Theater (see The Arts) 

Writing (see Literary Studies)

Areas of Study for Students Declaring in 2013* (PDFs)
Anthropology
The Arts (includes The Arts, Arts in Context, Contemporary Music, Dance, Theater, and Visual Studies)
Chinese Studies
Contemporary Music (see The Arts)
Culture and Media Studies
Economics 
Education Studies (Program Requirements Worksheet and Senior Capstone Guidelines)
Environmental Studies
Ethnicity and Race
French Studies
Gender Studies

Global Studies
Hispanic Studies
History
Interdisciplinary Science 
Japanese Studies
Jewish Studies
Journalism + Design
Liberal Arts
Literary Studies (Literature/Writing)
Literature (see Literary Studies)
Philosophy 
Politics major; Politics minor
Psychology
Social Inquiry
(recommended course sequence)
Sociology
Theater (see The Arts)
Urban Studies
Writing (see Literary Studies)

For Students Who Declared in 2012* (PDFs)
The Arts
Chinese Studies
Culture and Media
Economics
Education Studies
Environmental Studies
Ethnicity and Race
French Studies
Global Studies
Hispanic Studies
History
Interdisciplinary Science
Japanese Studies
Jewish Studies
Liberal Arts
Literary Studies
Philosophy
Politics
Psychology
Social Inquiry (recommended course sequence)
Urban Studies

For Students Who Declared in 2011* (PDFs)
The Arts
Culture and Media
Economics
Education Studies
Global Studies
Hispanic Studies
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Jewish Studies
Liberal Arts
Literary Studies
Philosophy
Politics
Psychology
Social Inquiry (recommended course sequence)
Urban Studies

For Students Who Declared in 2010* (PDFs)
The Arts
Culture and Media
Economics
Education Studies
History
Interdisciplinary Science
Jewish Studies
Liberal Arts
Literary Studies
Philosophy
Psychology
Social Inquiry (recommended course sequence)
Urban Studies

For Students Who Declared in 2009* (PDFs)
The Arts
Culture and Media
Economics
Education Studies
Environmental Studies
History
Interdisciplinary Science
Liberal Arts
Literary Studies
Philosophy
Psychology
Social Inquiry
Urban Studies

For Students Who Declared in 2008* (PDFs)
The Arts
Culture and Media
Economics
Education Studies
History
Interdisciplinary Science
Liberal Arts
Literary Studies
Philosophy
Psychology
Social Inquiry
Urban Studies

For Students Who Declared in 2007* (PDFs)
Arts in Context
Culture and Media
Dance
Education Studies
History
Literature
Music
Philosophy
Psychology
Religious Studies
Science, Technology, and Society
Social Inquiry
Theater
Urban Studies
Visual Arts
Writing

For Students Who Declared in 2006* (PDFs)
Arts in Context
Cultural Studies and Media
Dance
Education Studies
History
Literature
Music
Philosophy
Psychology
Religious Studies
Science, Technology, and Society
Social Inquiry
Theater
Urban Studies
Writing

For Students Declaring in 2005* (PDFs)
Arts in Context
Cultural Studies
Dance
Education
Literature
Philosophy
Psychology
Religious Studies
Science, Technology, and Society
Social and Historical Inquiry
Theater
Urban Studies
Writing

For Students Who Declared in 2004* (PDFs)
Arts in Context
Cultural Studies
Dance
Education
Literature
Philosophy
Psychology
Religious Studies
Science, Technology, and Society
Social and Historical Inquiry
Theater
Urban Studies
Writing

For Students Who Declared in 2003* (PDFs)
Arts in Context
Cultural Studies
Dance
Education
Literature
Philosophy
Psychology
Religious Studies
Science, Technology, and Society
Social and Historical Inquiry
Theater
Urban Studies
Writing

For Students Who Declared in 2002* (PDFs)
Arts in Context
Cultural Studies
Education Studies
Literature
Philosophy
Psychology
Religious Studies
Social and Historical Studies
Theater
Urban Studies
Writing

For Students Who Declared in 2001* (PDFs)
Arts in Context
Cultural Studies
Literature
Mind, Nature, and Value
Mind, Nature, and Value—Philosophy
Mind, Nature, and Value—Psychology
Mind, Nature, and Value—Science
Religious Studies
Religious Studies Combination
Social and Historical Studies
Theater
Urban Studies
Writing

For Students Who Declared in 2000* (PDFs)
Arts in Context
Cultural Studies
Literature
Mind, Nature, and Value
Mind, Nature, and Value—Philosophy
Mind, Nature, and Value—Psychology
Mind, Nature, and Value—Science
Religious Studies
Religious Studies Combination
Social and Historical Studies
Theater
Urban Studies
Writing

For Students Who Declared in 1999* (PDFs)
Mind, Nature, and Value—Psychology
Mind, Nature, and Value—Science
Religious Studies
Religious Studies Combination
Social and Historical Studies
Urban Studies

*Any student who declares an area of study before accumulating 45 total credits must follow the requirements in effect at the time of the declaration. A student who declares an area of study after accumulating 45 or more credits has the choice of following either the requirements in effect at the time of declaration or the requirements in effect at the time of matriculation.

 
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