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Academics

Double Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

  • Students may be able to declare and complete up to two (2) majors and/or two (2) minors as part of their course of study.

    Students completing a double major receive one degree, with both majors noted on the transcript. Completing a double major requires fulfillment of all the requirements for both degree programs. The senior capstone may be either a joint project or the senior seminar from one of the degree programs (with approval from the chairs of both programs). No more than three (3) courses can be applied toward both degrees. Students interested in a double major should consult with advisors in both programs to find out whether completing the two majors, even with double counting of three courses, would significantly increase the length of time they would need to graduate.

    Similarly, students can complete two minors, where offered, by fulfilling all the requirements for both minor programs. Since a minor requires fewer courses in total, no more than two (2) courses can be applied toward both minors (or to a major-minor combination).

    Where concentrations are offered within a major, students can complete two concentrations, but no more than two (2) courses can be applied toward both concentrations.

    Restrictions

    • Students who major in Liberal Arts cannot elect a minor or a double major.
    • Students pursuing a BS in Environmental Studies can complete a minor but not a double major. However, students pursuing a BA in Environmental Studies can pursue a second major or a minor.
    • In accordance with current New York State certifications, the following are not options at The New School: BA/BS, BA/BBA, BS/BBA, and BS/BFA.

    Learn more about the minors offered across the university. 

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