• Declaring Your Major

    Every student who has earned 30 credits must declare a major by their fourth semester or no later than the beginning of their fifth semester (except transfer students entering with 60 credits, who may take one additional semester before declaring). Students must declare before the registration period for their junior year or risk a registration hold. As an exception, transfer students admitted with junior standing have a grace period of one semester to declare their area of study. Juniors may declare sooner if they feel certain of their decision. If they have earned fewer than 45 credits, they must fulfill all the requirements in effect at the time of their declaration. If they have earned 45 credits or more, they are allowed to fulfill either the requirements in effect at the time of declaration or the requirements in effect at the time they matriculated here. This only pertains to areas of study where the curriculum has changed during the time of enrollment. 

    To declare your major, log into, click on the Academics tab, then select the link to "Major/Minor Declarations." Be sure to consult an advisor about general degree requirements separate from your major requirements. Additional information about the curricular requirements for each area of study can be found online or by contacting your advisor. Students are permitted to change majors after consulting with their advisor, but any student contemplating a change of major must make sure they have time to complete the required courses in the new area of study. 

    Early Graduation Audits and Graduation Requirements

    In order to approve a student for graduation, the registrar conducts an audit of all the degree requirements fulfilled. As juniors, you should schedule an appointment with your advisor for an early audit of your academic progress to ensure the requirements of your degree program are satisfied on time. Learn more about early graduation audits and graduation requirements.

    Internships and Career Planning

    At this point in your education, career planning should be an integral part of your college life. Lang’s internship program and the New School's Center for Student Success-Career Services are ready to assist you by providing resources and services for locating the perfect internship or full-time position. Through participation in career seminars, information sessions, or individual counseling sessions, you should begin to notice the links between your classroom learning and career prospects. The Center for Student Success also offers education, support and guidance to students and alumni in their career development. Whether you are rethinking your program of study or preparing to launch a career, they offer assistance through a wide range of services, including one-on-one career counseling.

    Study Abroad

    Expand your horizons and develop a global perspective through study abroad. Join the growing number of students earning academic credit while taking courses, working at internships, and pursuing volunteer projects abroad. You can study abroad through one of our in-house exchange programs or through a pre-approved outside provider. If you are short on time or funds, consider a short-term experience abroad. Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor as well as Program Coordinator for Student Affairs and Global Initiatives Maria Ferroni, early in the process. They will help you research potential destinations and programs, application and language requirements, and financial aid opportunities, and will discuss the number of credits you can earn.

    Stay Engaged

    Engagement in the community outside the classroom represents an important dimension to your education, and involvement in student activities, and community service enriches your learning. At Lang, students are engaged with professional internships, special events and lectures, and volunteer projects. As juniors, consider increasing your involvement in these organizations, assuming leadership positions in some of your activities. Your involvement also provides you with a network of useful contacts and potential mentors. If you have questions about opportunities for involvement, learn more about student life at Lang, the university’s service learning and volunteer programs, and Lang’s Office of Civic Engagement and Social Justice.