Lang

Academics

Dual Degrees

  • BA/BFA Pathway

    The New School’s  BA/BFA pathway (called BAFA for short) is designed for students who want a comprehensive education in liberal arts and music or the arts. Students who are interested in this pathway must apply to complete the five-year curriculum (168-180 credits, depending on the chosen majors), which leads to the award of both a BA from Eugene Lang College and a BFA from either Parsons School of Design or the School of Jazz at the College of Performing Arts. Students who choose to pursue this pathway receive careful advisement to ensure that they meet the requirements of both degrees.

    To pursue the BA/BFA pathway, students must be admitted to both colleges (Eugene Lang College and either Parsons School of Design or the School of Jazz at the College of Performing Arts). Students may apply during the initial application to The New School or after having completed up to one year of study at Eugene Lang College, Parsons School of Design, or the School of Jazz at the College of Performing Arts.​

    Double Majors, Double Minors, and Double 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.

    Bachelor's-Master's Program

    Who Is Eligible?

    Current Students: You can participate if you are pursuing a bachelor's degree at the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students or Eugene Lang College. If you are a transfer student who meets the program requirements, you can begin taking master’s-level courses in your first semester.

    In addition, you should have:

    • Completed, or be in the process of completing, 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree
    • Earned a minimum GPA of 3.3
    • Completed, or be in the process of completing, four undergraduate courses relevant to your desired area of graduate study in which you earned a grade of 3.0 or higher

    Prospective Students: Undergraduate applicants to the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students or to Eugene Lang College with an exceptional academic record will be selected for admission into the Bachelor's-Master's program without needing to complete a supplemental application. If selected, applicants will be notified in their acceptance letter.

    Benefits

    • Access to graduate courses as an undergraduate student
    • Graduate school application fee waived
    • GRE requirement waived
    • Time saved (up to 12 to 18 graduate credits, depending on the master’s program)
    • Tuition saved (up to $27,360, depending on the master’s program)

    Apply Now (Current New School Students)

    To apply, fill out an application.

    Application Deadlines (Current New School Students)

    For Fall admission: February 10
    For Spring admission: September 25

    Approved Bachelor's-Master's Program Pairings

    Undergraduate Major Graduate Major
    Anthropology (BA)
    Anthropology (MA)
    Anthropology (BA) Liberal Studies (MA)
    The Arts (BA) Liberal Studies (MA)
    Culture and Media (BA) Liberal Studies (MA)
    Culture and Media (BA) Media Studies (MA)
    Economics (BA) Economics (MA/MS)
    Environmental Studies (BA or BS) Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (MS)
    Global Studies (BA) Anthropology (MA)
    Global Studies (BA) Historical Studies (MA)
    Global Studies (BA) International Affairs (MA)
    Global Studies (BA) Media Studies (MA)
    Global Studies (BA)
    Politics (MA)
    History (BA) Historical Studies (MA)
    Journalism + Design (BA)
    Creative Publishing and Journalism (MA)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Anthropology (MA)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Design Studies (MA)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Economics (MA or MS)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS)
    Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (MS)
    Liberal Arts (BA) Fashion Studies (MA) - fall admit only
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Historical Studies (MA)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) International Affairs (MA or MS)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Liberal Studies (MA)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Media Studies (MA)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Nonprofit Management (MS)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Organizational Change Management (MS)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Philosophy (MA)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Politics (MA)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Psychology (MA)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Sociology (MA)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Urban Policy Analysis and Management (MS)
    Literary Studies (BA)
    Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism (MA)
    Literary Studies (BA) Liberal Studies (MA)
    Philosophy (BA) Liberal Studies (MA)
    Philosophy (BA) Philosophy (MA)
    Politics (BA) Politics (MA)
    Psychology (BA) Psychology (MA)
    Sociology (BA)
    Liberal Studies (MA)
    Sociology (BA) Sociology (MA)
    Urban Studies (BA) 
    Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (MS)
    Urban Studies (BA) Urban Policy Analysis and Management (MS)
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