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.
BA in Applied General Studies
Customize Your Program
Students work with their advisor and an assigned faculty mentor to develop a customized educational plan of study.
Billie Gastic Rosado, PhD
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!
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.
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.
Students select elective credits from DAUS course offerings in consultation with their advisor.
Work in close consultation with a faculty advisor on a senior thesis or project in your field of study.
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).
Students select 16 credits of foundation course work in consultation with their adviser and faculty mentor.
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.
Students select 16 elective credits in consultation with their adviser and faculty mentor.
Applications will be reviewed for evidence of:
- Academic preparedness suggestive of success at the baccalaureate level
- Rationale for desire to pursue selected academic subject of study
- Personal attributes that predict readiness for advanced college-level work (e.g., motivation to learn, time management, personal responsibility, maturity)
- Self-reflection on work or life experiences that shape one’s educational and career goals
- Leadership skill or potential demonstrated through community service, volunteer positions or other activities
Associates degree or equivalent of 45 transferable college credits required
Recommended minimum 3.3 (B+) GPA
Domestic Application Deadlines
Early Decision: July 1
Final: August 1
Early Decision: November 1,
Final: January 1
International Application Deadlines
Early Decision: February 1
Final: April 15
Early Decision: August 1
Final: October 1
Two Letters of Recommendation (1 required)
Official transcripts from all colleges attended
Standardized Tests (If required by Admissions team)
Application Fee $0
TOEFL scores are required for applicants who did not complete an undergraduate degree in the United States or in a country where the only primary language is not English. Successful candidates achieve a minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based test.
For the IELTS, a minimum overall band score of at least 7 is recommended.
NYUSPS does not prohibit applicants with lower TOEFL/IELTS scores from applying for admission since many factors influence the admissions decision.
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.