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    Office of Admission
    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

    79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor 
    New York, NY 10003 
    Phone: 212.229.5150 or 
    800.292.3040
    Fax: 212.229.5355
    lang@newschool.edu

    Program Contact
    Quentin Bruneau
    Politics Director of Undergraduate Studies and Departmental Faculty Advisor
    bruneauq@newschool.edu

    6 East 16th Street

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  • The Politics program at Lang gives you the tools to critically analyze power relations, both formal and informal, as they vary across different political, social,and economic systems. In studying politics, you analyze old debates, examine current issues, and develop a commitment to critical thinking. Our objective is to contribute to the formation of critical thinkers who are also passionate actors in the polity that they inhabit.

    • Study Options Major, Minor

    To study politics is to study power, authority, and decision making in all their forms and locations, from large national institutions to neighborhoods and families. Who has power? Who has authority? How are both used and contested? As a Politics student at Lang, you investigate historical and contemporary arguments and initiatives involving values and forms of government. You blend empirical, historical, and theoretical work with interdisciplinary perspectives from fields such as philosophy, anthropology, sociology, and economics.

    Politics students gain in-depth knowledge of areas including:

    • Civic engagement and political action
    • Law and political institutions in comparative perspective
    • Theories of political processes and institutions
    • Global politics
    • The politics of difference and inequality
    • Government, markets, and regulation in making and implementing public policies

    Major requirements

    Minor requirements

    Capstone Projects

    The major culminates in a senior capstone project. UnderPol, Volume 3 (PDF), a journal written and edited by Politics seniors, features recent capstone theses on a variety of topics.

    Connecting to New York City

    While it offers the atmosphere and intimacy of a small college, Eugene Lang College is part of The New School, a major progressive university in New York City. Our location offers opportunities to explore the major political issues of our time at close range - including civil liberties, immigration, socioeconomic inequality, and environmental concerns. In addition, you can work with local community organizations and other groups engaged in vital urban policy issues including policing, education, housing, and immigration.

    Career Paths

    The Politics major prepares students to pursue advanced study and careers in many fields, including national and international public service, education, journalism, activism, law, and entrepreneurship. Above all, it prepares you for a lifetime of critical and constructive engagement with your communities and the world.
    If you are planning to pursue graduate studies in politics, consider applying to the Bachelor's-Master's program, which enables you to earn graduate credits that will apply to both your Lang degree and a graduate politics degree at The New School for Social Research.

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  • Politics students gain fresh insight from courses that reflect the diverse and eclectic interests of an international faculty.

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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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