This page outlines requirements for the degree in
Urban Studies (BA, Urban Studies). Students can also pursue this subject as part of a
self-designed major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts). Accepted students who have not previously completed at least 30 liberal arts credits will be required to take their first 12 credits at The New School in general education courses. There is not yet a minor in Urban Studies.
Only specific courses satisfy requirements of the major in Urban Studies, including electives. Not all courses are offered every semester. Courses should be chosen carefully in consultation with an advisor. Students are encouraged to download the
Program Requirement Worksheet for Urban Studies to track their progress. They should bring the advising worksheet when meeting with their advisors. Students must receive grades of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill the major requirement.
*Additional courses from the Urban Studies Course Bulletin may be taken to fulfill elective course requirements. **One must be 2000 level, three must be 3000 level, and two must be 4000 level. Electives must include one non-Western/comparative course.
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