Lang

Academics

BA and BS Requirements

  • The New School awards Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees to Eugene Lang College students who successfully complete 120 credits of study as described below. Enrollment in other than registered or otherwise approved programs may jeopardize the student’s eligibility for certain student aid awards.

    General Degree Requirements at Eugene Lang College (BA or BS)

    • Successful completion of 120 credits:
      • Bachelor of Arts students must complete at least 90 liberal arts credits and not more than 30 credits in non-liberal arts courses (defined as studio and practice-based courses and internships)
      • Bachelor of Science students must complete at least 60 liberal arts credits and not more than 60 credits in non-liberal arts courses (defined as studio and practice-based courses and internships)
    • Three required foundation courses: Writing the Essay 1, Writing the Essay 2, and First-Year Advising Seminar
    • Two University Lecture (ULEC) courses (transfer students entering with sophomore status or higher are exempt from this requirement)
    • Completion of the requirements for a Lang major or interdisciplinary program (usually 13 courses), including a senior capstone
    • For students who entered Lang as freshmen, at least 40 credits in 3000- or higher-level courses. This requirement is prorated for transfer students who enter with sophomore standing or higher. Read Guidelines for Transfer Students .
    • Senior-year residency: Students must spend their final two semesters in residence at Eugene Lang College.

    Students studying abroad may take up to three courses toward their area of study at the host institution, subject to preliminary review and final approval on their return by the chair.

    Notes for Transfer Students

    • Transfer students must complete a minimum of 60 credits at The New School.
    • Transfer credits (prorated) are counted toward the requirement of 40 credits in 3000- or higher-level courses.
    • Transfer students can apply up to three courses (9 credits) taken at other institutions to fulfill major or interdisciplinary program requirements, with the permission of the chair or director of the major program at Lang. The student may be required to provide course syllabi for evaluation.

    Double Majors, Double Minors, and Dual Degrees

    Read requirements for Double Majors, Double Minors, Dual Degrees at Lang. 

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