Social Sciences (BA)

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Program Description

Central to an NYU School of Professional Studies Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies (DAUS) education is a strong foundation in the liberal arts. An academic requirement that all DAUS students must fulfill, the 32 to 34 credits of liberal arts core courses provide critical information and develop a broad range of competencies that afford the basis for more specialized and professionally oriented study. The curriculum is enriched by NYU’s access to the exceptional cultural, economic, political, creative, technical, and business resources of New York City.

The Bachelor of Arts in the Social Sciences allows students to engage in, learn from, and lead dynamic intellectual explorations and shared experiences. You will learn to communicate complex ideas effectively through core courses that will help you to develop precise and persuasive writing skills. The core curriculum provides broad conceptual understanding and critical insights—in science, history, culture, and the arts—that strengthen creative and analytical thinking and reasoning abilities. The knowledge and the skills that you will acquire will provide the context and the methodological approaches essential to understanding and to solving the real-world challenges that you will face in almost all professional arenas.


The Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences offers concentrations in:

  • Anthropology
  • Economics (online or on-site)
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Organizational Behavior and Change (online or on-site)
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Sustainability
  • Urbanism

Each concentration provides a comprehensive exploration of subject matter that is deeply relevant to work and life.


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