All students who wish to complete an undergraduate degree in The New School's Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students must apply for the general
Liberal Arts BA/BS program. You can declare your wish to major in Urban Studies during the admission process or when you meet with your faculty advisor. Contact the Office of Admission to learn more.
While there is no minimum number of credits required to apply, applicants are typically not accepted directly out of high school. Accepted students who have not previously completed at least 30 liberal arts credits will be required to take their first 12 credits at The New School in general education courses.
This page outlines requirements for the degree in
Urban Studies (BA, Urban Studies). Students can also pursue this subject as part of a
self-designed major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts). There is not yet a minor in Urban Studies.
Only specific courses satisfy requirements of the major in Urban Studies, including electives. Not all courses are offered every semester. Courses should be chosen carefully in consultation with an advisor. Students are encouraged to download the
Program Requirement Worksheet for Urban Studies to track their progress. They should bring the advising worksheet when meeting with their advisors. Students must receive grades of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill the major requirement.
*Additional courses from the Urban Studies Course Bulletin may be taken to fulfill elective course requirements. **One must be 2000 level, three must be 3000 level, and two must be 4000 level. Electives must include one non-Western/comparative course.
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