• Welcome to Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

    Welcome to Lang, a progressive liberal arts college within The New School. A place where small classes and big ideas meet. A close-knit community of free thinkers immersed in the diverse, dynamic city of New York. An environment where we are applying a new kind of critical thinking needed to address the most pressing issues of the day.

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    College, Self-Designed

    Lang students are intellectually curious and creative, mentored by our faculty and staff to turn their passions and self-discovery into rigorous research and changemaking careers. Here you have the freedom to take courses offered across the university or pursue an interdisciplinary dual degree at Parsons School of Design or at the College of Performing Arts. You can also earn a combined bachelor’s-master’s degree in five years.

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    Real-World Relevance

    Our faculty members help you develop the knowledge, skills, and flexibility you need to navigate an ever-changing world. Many Lang professors teach in our university’s graduate programs too, and bring cutting-edge research into the classroom. Courses challenge you to engage with communities and organizations and cultivate tools that apply throughout your life.

    Education That Transforms

    At Lang, you’ll find a community of creative and independent thinkers, inspiring and challenging you. In an environment of guided academic freedom, lively debate leads you to new ideas and action.

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    NYC as Your Campus

    At Eugene Lang College, we open up the city for your growth and learning. Coursework connects you to New York City and its groundbreakers. Faculty organize partnered projects, facilitate internships, expose you to emerging fields, and share their networks throughout the city.

  • Virtual Admission Events

    Experience the Lang community virtually! We offer a regular schedule of online information sessions, virtual class visits and mock seminars, one-on-one pre-admission appointments, and more.

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  • Featured Courses

    Each semester, our faculty design hundreds of relevant courses that reflect the latest cultural, political, and social developments. Here’s a snapshot of some of the current courses that are available for you to choose from.

    • The internet, like many technologies, is often claimed to possess the power to collapse time and space. As emphasis is placed on the capacity of communication networks to erase distance, the physicality of the internet itself tends to disappear from public view and public concern. At the same time, ...

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    • [Tracks C & S] This course will examine the shifting Korean-icity of contemporary Korean Cinema according to several key historical, ideological, and aesthetic frameworks by which ‘New Korean Cinema’ has been understood – as a response to the social and political turmoil of the 70s and 80s, its emer...

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    • The foundation of ethics in journalism rests upon principles of truthfulness, integrity, and accountability in reporting and storytelling. In the course, students will explore the historical context of mass media, one that has upheld racial, political, and socio-economic inequalities in America. Stu...

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    • This hybrid studio/seminar ourse will center on the art-making practices and lives of choreographer Merce Cunningham (2019-2009) and composer John Cage (1912-1992), artistic collaborators and life partners who never, while both were alive, publicly spoke of the queer nature of their relationship, wo...

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    • LLSL2042

      Climate Fictions

      The challenge of representing and responding to anthropomorphic climate change has led to the production of some of the most exciting and innovative novels in recent decades. This course investigates the emerging genre of Climate Fiction, foregrounding novels like Monstro, by Junot Diaz; Gold, Fame,...

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    • This course provides students with the basic tools to model dynamic situations in the social and physical sciences. The first part of the course discusses applications to derivatives and integrals, optimization in one and two variables and basic linear algebra. The second half of the course examines...

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    • In this short course, students will acquire the skills needed to successfully navigate their journey toward careers and graduate schools in various fields, including STEAM (STEM+ Arts and Design), health and environmental policy/advocacy, science communication, public health, and informal education....

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    • Are museums inherently colonial institutions? Can colonial institutions be decolonized? This course will examine the history of the ‘universal’ museum--from its transnational imperial origins to contemporary attempts to confront these tangled legacies--through a decolonial lens to ask what the place...

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    • Food and environmental activists and designers can have a positive impact on the lives of people, places and neighborhoods. But to have lasting impact on larger systems that define cities and regions, countries or global communities, policy is key. The agreed norms, rules and regulations that make u...

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  • The combination of academic rigor, creativity, a commitment to civic engagement and social justice, and immersion in NYC, gives our graduates the diverse skills they need to navigate today’s rapidly changing job market. The individualized academic approach at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts allows you to link your studies to your passions while the supportive real-world learning environment connects you to the field you want to pursue.

  • Our professors, many of whom are jointly appointed with the renowned New School for Social Research, the university’s school for graduate programs in the social sciences and philosophy, are prominent thought leaders whose work is influential beyond the classroom. These scholars are passionate about teaching and take a deep interest in your development. You will be pushed, challenged, and inspired in intimate seminar settings. 

  • Research and Work

    Explore some of the creative projects, research, and activism of the Lang community.

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To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.


To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.