In addition to the requirements outlined in the program worksheets below, Lang has specific general requirements, including a minimum number of credits in liberal arts courses as well as college residency requirements. All students should read the general Degree Requirements and consult
with an advisor each semester to ensure they are on track to graduate. 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. Transfer students who have earned fewer than 45 credits must fulfill all the requirements in effect at the time of their declaration. Transfer students who have earned 45 credits or more are allowed to fulfill either the requirements in effect at the time of declaration or the requirements in effect at the time they matriculated at Eugene Lang College. This only pertains to areas of study where the curriculum has changed during the time of enrollment. To declare your major, log into mynewschool.edu, 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.
The following rules apply to all defined areas of study:
Use the program worksheet for your major to track your progress. You can find the worksheet for your major on the curricular page (e.g., Major, Concentration, etc.) of your area of study (see programs in Academics). Students who declared earlier than 2011 should see an academic advisor for degree requirements.
Admission ContactOffice of AdmissionEugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
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