The self-designed major in Liberal Arts leads to a BA or BS in Liberal Arts. This major requires completion of a minimum of 13 courses. Students choosing this option must also prepare a path statement. This path statement must be approved by the chair of Liberal Arts no later than the first semester of the junior year. Students are responsible for reading course descriptions when choosing classes for their self-designed major. If they choose a class that requires permission because of prerequisites and/or is a course at another college within The New School, such as Parsons, the College of Performing Arts, or any of the graduate programs, they must seek permission using the proper procedures. Requesting permission is not a guarantee of being granted permission.As of spring 2018, students pursuing this self-designed major can elect a minor from the university's offerings.
The path statement must include:
1. Preliminary Questions (answering the following questions will clarify the reasons for choosing the Liberal Arts major):
2. Name of Proposed Path of Study
4. Curriculum: a list of courses that support the path of study
5. Faculty Letter
Students should be aware of the following selection criteria:
Expectations of students completing the self-designed Liberal Arts major:
All Liberal Arts students are required to complete an independent senior work project.
Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the chair of the program. Students are encouraged to download the Path of Study Proposal Worksheet (PDF) for Liberal Arts to track their progress. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses taken in order to meet the requirements for the major in Liberal Arts.
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