• Academics Hero

    Academics

  • Anchored in intensive reading and writing, learning at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts involves developing and challenging ideas and investigating the status quo. Critical thinking is at our core, a skill that you practice and hone in small, discussion-based classes where participation and interrogation lay the groundwork for your academic success. Your course of study will be guided by deeply engaged faculty who will connect your scholarly work to project-based learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom. The breadth of courses—more than 350 at Eugene Lang College and access to many of the more than 1,700 courses throughout The New School—allows you to design your own academic path. 

  • Your four years at Eugene Lang College will transform your perspective and inspire you to create your own distinctive path in the world. The journey starts with intellectual exploration and discovery, supported by faculty and Student Success advisors.
    • Your Journey

      First Year: Explore

      We encourage you to embrace the newness of your college experience by exploring a broad range of liberal arts courses during your first year. Eugene Lang College’s required first-year seminars and writing courses are vital to your overall academic success, helping you develop the skills to grapple with challenging material and diverse perspectives. Your studies this year will be guided by your faculty advisor who also teaches your first-year seminar. No doubt your advisor will encourage you to leave your comfort zone and choose topics you wouldn’t ordinarily decide to study.

    • Your Journey

      Sophomore Year: Refine

      Lang offers academic freedom balanced with the structural support of faculty advising as you make decisions about declaring a path of study, including a major and possibly a minor. We also encourage sophomores to begin exploring internships , study abroad , and civic engagement opportunities.

    • Junior & Senior Year: Focus

      You will hone your focus as you take upper-level courses for more in-depth study of your academic interests. This is also when many Lang students take part in engaged learning opportunities such as study abroad and the Eugene Lang College Dean’s Honors Symposium . Some students also begin their graduate studies as part of our Bachelor's-Master's program . All seniors complete a capstone requirement and meet with advisors to prepare for life after Lang.

  • One of the main benefits of Lang being part of The New School is the ability to interact with students from different schools, like Parsons and The School of Jazz, all coming together in a class to engage in conversation.

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  • Areas Of Study

    Our wide range of academic programs with discussion-based classes foster the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, allowing you to stretch beyond traditional academic paths. 

  • Benefits of The New School

    Benefits

    Being part of our comprehensive university means you are free to declare a minor at any of the other colleges within The New School, take courses across the university to satisfy non-major requirements, enroll in our BA/BFA dual-degree program, or simultaneously pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees through one of our renowned graduate schools.

  • Academic Pathways

    Our integrated curriculum allows you to chart your path based on your academic interests. These Lang students have made the most of the transdisciplinary combinations at The New School.
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  • Beyond the Classroom

    At Eugene Lang College, we believe that practical experience is as important as theoretical discourse. That’s why we connect what you’re learning in the classroom to the big questions and problems of the day. Through our broad range of programs and learning opportunities, you will be able to explore your passions and interests in and out of the classroom.
    • Internships

      Fellowships and Grants

      There are numerous opportunities for our students to connect their interests to real-world experiences outside of the classroom through Lang-sponsored fellowships, grants, and symposia.

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    • Civic Engagements & Social Justice Programs

      Civic Engagements & Social Justice Programs

      At Lang, social justice is at the core of a liberal arts education. Our Office of Civic Engagement and Social Justice (CESJ) is a hub that creates opportunities for transformative learning, where theory connects with the lived experience of working toward a more just society.

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    • Study Abroad

      Study Abroad

      Take your scholarship to a global setting. At Lang, you can participate in our Global Immersion Program, go on faculty-led short-term excursions, or choose an exchange program that fulfills degree requirements.

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  • Our faculty are leading thinkers whose work grapples with the major questions of our time. Small classroom settings foster authentic connections between students and faculty, providing you the mentorship and guidance central to your education.

  • Access everything you need to make the most of your New School experience, on campus and off. Find quick links to academic and advising resources, as well as information about general degree requirements. The University Learning Center provides academic support through one-on-one tutoring sessions and other services.

     

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

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.

Graduates

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

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