2019sign.jpgAt NYU’s recent Weekend on the Square, in the largest auditorium space on campus filled to capacity, the Liberal Studies team and I met hundreds of outstanding students who will be joining NYU’s Class of 2019. From the Peruvian student who plans to spend her first and junior years studying in Europe, to the student from Connecticut who will pursue a combined B.A./M.A. degree in five years, to the student from New Jersey who embraces the global diversity of her future classmates, each of you beginning Liberal Studies has the distinct opportunity to shape your own NYU experience.
After two years in Liberal Studies, our Core Program students will go on to major in any of the 60+ academic programs at the College of Arts and Science, or to design their own major at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, or to study science through a liberal arts lens at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. Students in our Global Liberal Studies B.A. program will chart their own intellectual and geographic journeys – selecting a location for their junior year studies from among seven global academic centers, and choosing one of five academic concentrations that will define their upper-division coursework.
Yet no matter which of NYU’s global academic centers you will call home during your education, no matter what your major or course of study, no matter where you grew up, Liberal Studies will be your home at NYU. Our small class sizes, our supportive network of staff and faculty, and our great works curriculum “in and of the world,” together give you a strong foundation from which to excel at NYU.
I look forward to welcoming you — the NYU Class of 2019 — to Liberal Studies to begin building your unique NYU experience!