Academics

Degree 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.

    Bachelor of Arts

    Successful completion of 120 credits, including at least 90 liberal arts credits and no more than 30 credits in non-liberal arts courses (defined as practice-based applied arts courses, including studio arts, performing arts, business administration and internships).

    Bachelor of Science (Environmental Studies and Liberal Arts majors only)

    Successful completion of a minimum of 120 credits, with no more than 60 credits in non-liberal arts courses (defined as practice-based applied arts courses, including studio arts, performing arts, business administration and internships).

    BA and BS Programs

    All students (BA and BS) who enter with freshman standing must take the following courses:

    • Writing the Essay 1 and 2
    • First Year Advising Seminar, which incorporates a First Year Workshop
    • Two University Lecture (ULEC) courses (Note:

    BA/BFA and transfer students entering with sophomore status or higher are exempt from this requirement, unless their major requires a particular ULEC course.)

    All students must also comply with the following policies:

    Students who entered as freshmen must earn at least 40 credits in 3000-level or higher courses; this requirement is prorated for transfer students who enter with sophomore standing or higher (refer to the Policies section below).

    • Completion of all the course requirements for a Lang major (a minimum of 13 courses)
    • Senior-year residency (All students must spend their final two semesters in residence at Eugene Lang College.)

    Read Policies for Transfer Students.
    Read requirements for Double Majors, Double Minors, and Double Concentrations at Lang.
    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.

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