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Design Your Pathway

  • Where do you want your education to take you?

    The New School understands that the needs of students in the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students are different from those of traditional college students. Our degree program in Liberal Arts gives you the freedom to design your own path of study—and the flexibility to change direction as your goals change.

    Our expert faculty advisors will help you design a curriculum based on your interests and career goals. From your first day to graduation, your faculty advisor will be there to help you tailor your education to your needs.

    Model Pathways to Inspire You

    To help you envision how you'll reach your goals, view the examples below of academic pathways and the career opportunities associated with them. These pathways are not requirements or majors, but individual courses of study chosen by students based on the outcomes they are working toward. The options are limitless, but these models may inspire you as you plan your own course of study.

    Visit The New School Bachelor's Program curriculum page and start imagining where your education can take you.

    Arts and Culture

    Subject areas from which courses might be chosen: Arts History, Theory, and Criticism; Cultural Studies; History; Visual Arts; Writing; Web Design/Graphic Design

    Career opportunities: Art Criticism; Curatorial Practice; Museum Careers; Event Planning; Art Buying; Auction House Careers; Graduate School

    Media Production

    Subject areas from which courses might be chosen: Arts History, Theory, and Criticism; Film and Media Studies; Film and Media Production; Journalism; Media and Film Business; Screenwriting; Visual Arts

    Career opportunities: Screenwriting; Journalism; Production; Graduate School; Media; Work with Distribution Companies; Marketing; Advertising

    Creative Writing

    Subject areas from which courses might be chosen: Cultural Studies; History; Journalism; Literature; Screenwriting; Writing

    Career opportunities: Book, Music, Theater, and Art Criticism; Blogging; Journalism; Graduate School; Law School; Freelance Writing; Screenwriting; Teaching

    Food Studies

    Subject areas from which courses might be chosen: Anthropology and Sociology; Cultural Studies; Food Studies; Foreign Languages; History; Politics and Economics; Writing

    Career opportunities: Food Writing or Blogging; Policy; Graduate School; Management in Food Service and Hospitality Industries; Restaurant Criticism and Consulting

    Creative Arts and Health

    Subject areas from which courses might be chosen: Creative Arts and Health; Gender Studies; Global Studies; Performing Arts and Movement; Psychology; Visual Arts

    Career opportunities: Graduate School; Marketing; Youth, Elderly and Disabled Advocacy; Recreation Therapy; Activity Therapy; Work in Mental Health Fields; Teaching; Wellness Entrepreneurship; Social Work

    Cities, Globalization, and the Environment

    Subject areas from which courses might be chosen: Anthropology and Sociology; Cultural Studies; Global Studies; Management and Business; Politics and Economics; Urban Studies

    Career opportunities: Work with NGOs and International Organizations; Advocacy; Activism; Diplomacy and Foreign Service; Government Work; Politics; International Development; Work in Think Tanks; Urban Planning and Design


    In addition to the self-designed major in Liberal Arts, The New School's Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students offers majors in Environmental Studies, Global Studies, Psychology, and Urban Studies.

  • The New School has been regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1960. For more information, visit Accreditation and State Regulatory Authorizations. Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104. 216.284.5000

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