BA in Humanities

Overview

The BA in Humanities provides a strong pre-professional education in the liberal arts. Students acquire the writing, critical thinking, aesthetic, and analytical abilities required to pursue a graduate degree, or to advance in their career.

Humanities of Now

The broad-based humanities curriculum encourages students to think in the cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary ways needed to succeed in today's increasingly globalized business, cultural, and communication environments.

Faculty Contact

Dr. Clif Hubby
(212) 992-8397
clif.hubby@nyu.edu

DOVETAIL

Dovetail is the annual art and literary journal of the NYU School of Professional Studies. It is devoted to publishing and honoring the voice, craft, and originality of emerging writers and artists. We publish original fiction, non-fiction, poetry, playwriting, and all forms of visual art. Our editorial staff is comprised of students enrolled in the "Literary Magazine Production" course, which runs every spring semester. Dovetail is open for submissions every year from September 15 - February 15.

Dovetail - Art & Literary Magazine of NYU SPS
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.

 

Concentrations

Select one of the following concentrations: Art History and Visual Culture, Creative Writing, or Literature.

 

Capstone

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

 

Electives

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

 

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.

 

Concentrations

Students may select one of the following concentrations

Art History and Visual Culture

Analyze and comprehend the cultural, social, and political messages that lie hidden beneath art’s aesthetic beauty.

 

Literature

Explore how literature serves to enrich understanding and foster critical thinking in a complex world.

 

Creative Writing

Designed for beginner through experienced writers who wish to develop their craft.

 

Core Requirements

The degree is a 128 credit program consisting of a required set of core courses (32 credits), foundation courses (20 credits), methods and theory courses (8 credits), major requirements (20 credits), concentration courses (16 credits),  free electives (26 credits), and a graduation project (4 credits).

Foundation Courses: Humanities

Prior to beginning a concentration, students must complete a series of foundation courses within their major. A student¿s chosen concentration determines which particular combination of the following required courses and elected humanities and social sciences courses will make up the foundation curriculum of their humanities major. Students select four of the following courses.

Foundation Courses: Social Sciences

Prior to beginning a concentration, students must complete a series of foundation courses within their major. A student¿s chosen concentration determines which particular combination of the following required courses and elected humanities and social sciences courses will make up the foundation curriculum of their humanities major. Students select one of the following courses.

Major Requirements

To enhance their area of concentration and to broaden their knowledge base, students select 20 credits by combining their choice of the concentration courses; other humanities or social sciences courses; and the following courses. Students in the Art History and Visual Culture concentration must select at least one ARTS1-UC course. Students select 20 credits in consultation with their advisor.

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 26-28 credits from DAUS course offerings in consultation with their advisor.

 

Graduation Project

A student¿s chosen concentration determines which particular course will fulfill the graduation project requirement of their humanities major. Students select one of the following courses in consultation with their advisor.

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.