BA in Applied General Studies

Overview

The BA in Applied General Studies addresses the demand for an interdisciplinary major that allows students to design their own plan of study and combine courses across disciplinary boundaries.

Customize Your Program

Students work with their advisor and an assigned faculty mentor to develop a customized educational plan of study.

Faculty Contact

Billie Gastic Rosado, PhD
(212) 992-8353
bgastic@nyu.edu

Achieve - Awarding Achievement, Ensuring Success

The NYU School of Professional Studies is proud to introduce the Achieve Scholarship, beginning in Fall 2022. Each year, 20 high-achieving applicants to bachelor's degree programs of the NYU SPS Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies (DAUS) will be awarded a $30,000 scholarship package in addition to other financial aid. Achieve Scholarship applicants must have completed their associate degree or the equivalent number of transferable credits prior to enrolling at NYU SPS, have a FAFSA on file for the upcoming academic year, and enroll full-time while at NYU SPS. Apply as soon as possible for priority consideration!

Program Structure

Core Courses

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.

 

Internships

Earn academic credit while gaining industry experience. Work with coaches at the Wasserman Center to learn how to land an internship that will let you put what you have learned in the classroom into action.

 

Electives

Students select elective credits from DAUS course offerings in consultation with their advisor.

 

Capstone

Work in close consultation with a faculty advisor on a senior thesis or project in your field of study.

 

Core Requirements

The degree is a 128 credit program consisting of a required set of core courses (32 credits), foundation courses (16 credits), major requirements (60 credits), free electives (16 credits), and a graduation project (4 credits).

Foundation Courses

Students select 16 credits of foundation course work in consultation with their adviser and faculty mentor.

Major Requirements

Students select 60 credits of interdisciplinary course work in consultation with their adviser and faculty mentor. A minimum of 16 credits and a maximum of 32 credits must be chosen from the NYUSPS Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies Bachelor of Science and/or from an undergraduate degree within the School of Professional Studies.

Writing

The following courses may be required based on a writing placement assessment, and should be successfully completed within the first three semesters.

Critical Thinking

Students are required to take the following course.

Quantitative Reasoning

Students, in close consultation with their advisor, select Math 1 and Math II or one of the following other courses based on a math placement assessment.

Scientific Issues

Students select one of the following courses in consultation with their advisor.

Historical Perspectives

Students select one of the following courses in consultation with their advisor.

Literary and Artistic Expressions

Students select one of the following courses in consultation with their advisor.

Free Electives

Students select 16 elective credits in consultation with their adviser and faculty mentor.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Visit the Admissions Deadlines page to view the application deadlines.

Admissions Criteria

The NYU SPS Admissions team carefully weighs each component of your application during the admissions review process to evaluate your ability to benefit from and contribute to the dynamic learning environment and the challenging curriculum that the NYU School of Professional Studies offers.

CONTACT ADMISSIONS

The NYU SPS Admissions team is here to help you navigate the admissions process and ensure that all of your questions and/or concerns are addressed. Call or email to set up a Zoom or Skype appointment.

212-998-7100 • sps.admissions@nyu.edu

Financing Your Education

We know that financial planning for your education is of the utmost importance. We want to support you. Click the link below to learn about financial aid opportunities or download the financial aid guidelines document.