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Liberal Arts, B.A. - BSc

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #561 (QS) New York City, NY, United States
The Liberal Arts program of The New School allows students to design their own course of study based on their individual interests and goals, with guidance from a faculty advisor each step of the way. 
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The Liberal Arts program of The New School lets students bring together subjects they're passionate about in a rigorous curriculum focused on interdisciplinary, multicultural, and issue-based perspectives.

This self-designed program encourages you to think deeply about issues and make connections across multiple fields of study. As a Liberal Arts major, you ask difficult questions, create new knowledge through research, and express yourself boldly and persuasively through oral and written communications. Through these experiences, you gain skills, knowledge, and confidence that will provide a foundation on which to pursue any number of careers.

Because the Liberal Arts curriculum is so flexible, you have exciting opportunities to take courses throughout The New School - at Parsons School of Design, the College of Performing Arts, and the Schools of Public Engagement.

Career Paths

Your interdisciplinary, personalized Liberal Arts course of study prepares you for today's flexible career paths and rapidly changing industries. You'll emerge as critical thinker and effective agent of social change, ready to work in a variety of fields from education to entrepreneurship, media to global leadership, journalism to policy. You will also be prepared for graduate study in a wide range of fields including law, management, the arts, media, and sustainability.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cine-Eye: The Technological Body 
  • Individualisms
  • Tools: Anvils to Androids
  • Visualizing the Urban
  • Natural History of the Mind
  • Avatars: Living in Other Worlds

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • All applicants are required to apply online using the Common Application
  • Application fees are $50 for U.S. domestic applicants, and $75 for international applicants
  • Official Transcripts
  • Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • The New School does not require submission of SAT, SAT Subject Tests or ACT scores for applications to be considered complete
  • All applicants whose first language is not English must submit valid TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24380 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24380 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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