Liberal Studies Core

Program Description

Liberal Studies houses the Liberal Studies Core, a two-year interdisciplinary global curriculum from which students directly transition to 90 majors at NYU to complete their bachelor’s degree; the Global Liberal Studies four-year Bachelor of Arts degree (GLS); and the Global Liberal Studies (GLS) Minor.

The Liberal Studies Core is an interdisciplinary global curriculum that satisfies the core requirements at NYU during a student’s first two years of study. It offers a comprehensive liberal arts education that provides an excellent foundation for majors across the university. Students continue as juniors in GLS or in any major in the College of Arts and Science (CAS); the Gallatin School of Individualized Study (with concentration approval); the College of Global Public Health (including in a combined major with GLS); the Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism; the Rory Meyers College of Nursing; the Schack Institute of Real Estate; the Silver School of Social Work; the Tisch Institute for Global Sport; non-portfolio majors at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; three programs at the Tandon School of Engineering; a special-tracked Film & TV program as well as a competitive transfer program with the Tisch School of the Arts; and the Stern School of Business.


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