Lang’s General Degree Requirements
In addition to the requirements outlined here, Lang has specific requirements, including a minimum number of credits in liberal arts courses as well as college residency requirements. All students should read Lang’s General Degree Requirements and consult with their Student Success advisor each semester to ensure that they are on track to graduate.
To be sure your Degree Works account reflects the information in this worksheet, students should forward any approved exemptions from the following requirements to their Student Success advisor.
Undergraduates in the BA/MA program can earn up to 18 credits (depending on the master's program) in New School master's courses and apply those graduate credits to both their BA and their MA. Submission of the Bachelor’s-Master’s application is required (members of the direct-entry cohort do not have to submit an application but do have to declare the Bachelor's-Master's combination they wish to pursue). Students should consult their Student Success advisor if they are pursuing a BA/MA, including those offered in Anthropology:
- Anthropology (BA) – Anthropology (MA)
- Anthropology (BA) – Liberal Studies (MA)
Requirements for the BA in Anthropology
As of fall 2020, students declaring the major in Anthropology must take 12 courses, outlined as follows. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses to meet the requirements for the major in Anthropology. Declare your major by following the process outlined in Declaring a Major. Students who have declared the major in Anthropology before fall 2020 but wish to follow the fall 2020 curriculum can consult their Student Success advisor about submitting a Change of Catalog Year request.
Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies/Departmental Faculty Advisor and your Student Success advisor. Track your progress using the Anthropology Guidelines and Worksheets (below). See the university course catalog for fall 2023 Anthropology courses that fulfill these requirements.
In order to petition for transfer credits, or for a non-Anthropology (LANT) course to count toward their Anthropology degree requirements, students must submit the following to the Director of Undergraduate Studies/Departmental Faculty Advisor:
- For future courses: 1) a roughly 150-word rationale explaining how the course pertains to their anthropological research interests and supplements their other anthropology coursework; 2) the course description; and 3) a note from the course instructor in which they grant permission for the student to enroll and very briefly indicate how the course could support the student’s anthropological learning goals
- For past courses for which the student is seeking transfer credit: 1) a roughly 150-word rationale explaining how the course pertains to their anthropological research interests and supplements their other anthropology coursework; and 2) a copy of the syllabus
- Four 2000- or 3000-level Anthropology courses.* At least two must be 2000 level. (12-16 credits)
- Six 3000- or 4000-level Anthropology courses.* At least one must be 4000 level. (18-24 credits).
- One 2000- or 3000-level foreign language or area of study course. An area of study course is related coursework in history, philosophy, sociology, politics, or another subject area pertinent to the student’s research focus and approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies/Departmental Faculty Advisor. (3-4 credits)
*Students may take up to three NANT courses to satisfy these requirements.
Choose one of the following options. Please read the Senior Capstone Guidelines for Anthropology and contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies/Departmental Faculty Advisor with any questions (3-4 credits):
- LANT 49xx Senior Capstone
- A graduate-level Anthropology course by advisement
Total credits: 36-48