You will learn about the role of historical and global developments in shaping the contemporary world and analyze social issues from a range of disciplinary perspectives. You also will build quantitative reasoning skills and will be introduced to trends in scientific development, as well as various genres in the arts, literature, and music. The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts will prepare you to write effectively and think analytically, while introducing you to various fields of study in the liberal arts. It is also a pathway to the BA in Humanities or Social Sciences.
AA in Liberal Arts
Core courses provide an in-depth exploration of the liberal arts that expands your critical thinking and analytical skills, increases your knowledge, and develops your intellect.
Choose courses that match your interests in the humanities and social sciences.
Required Liberal Arts Courses
The required liberal arts courses are an opportunity to start to build a foundation in the humanities and social sciences.
The degree is a 60 credit program consisting of a required set of core courses (32 credits), required liberal arts courses (20 credits), and free electives (8 credits).
In consultation with their advisor, students select an additional 3 courses from the humanities and social sciences categories above.
In consultation with their advisor, students select an additional eight credits from a wide variety of courses offered.
Applications will be reviewed for evidence of:
Academic preparedness suggestive of success at the associate level
Personal attributes that predict readiness for college-level work (e.g., motivation to learn, time management, personal responsibility, maturity)
Self-reflection on reasons for pursuing a college degree and how the degree will advance one’s personal or career goals
Fall - August 1st
Spring - January 1st
Required Forms and Application Details
$0 application fee
GED or high school diploma required - recommended minimum 2.7 (B-) GPA
1 Letter of recommendation (recommended, but not required)
4 short-answer essays
Official transcripts from all high school and colleges attended
Tuition per 4 credit course $2,040
Registration Fee* $708
*Fees based on total number of courses registered for, see link below for details.
Applications are reviewed by the NYUSPS Office of Admissions, in consultation with the Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies.
Financing Your Education
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