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Undergraduate Education

New York University is a dynamic urban global research university whose students, faculty, and graduates generate new understandings and innovation for vital and sustainable communities within a complex interdependent world.

Undergraduate life at NYU is made up of a unique combination of experiences that stem from the vast learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom, the rich culture and excitement of New York City, and numerous options for international experiences through the University's global programs. Students will have countless ways to connect with other students in their schools and classrooms, in residence halls, student clubs, and while on the NYU campus.

Unlike its peers, NYU is characterized by its diversity of disciplines.  There is no single intellectual experience.  The varied programs of study adhere to a common expectation for high achievement, engaging world challenges through diverse academic journeys.  Undergraduate courses offered range from chemistry and economics to iPhone programming and Politics & Society in Iran.  All courses follow the same high standard of expectation: pursuing the most superior level of academic enterprise and providing diverse, innovative opportunities for learning.

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate education at NYU is rooted in a strong liberal arts foundation.  The University's undergraduate programs offer distinct options and paths of study, whether you are pursuing a rigorous and extensive education in liberal arts or a liberal arts education with more distinctive professional training.

New York City

College of Arts and Science provides a premier liberal arts education by laying a foundation of general education and skills on which to build specialized study in one or more of the arts and sciences, involving students in research, offering them opportunities for professional education, making full use of NYC and developing cultural competence and the potential for leadership in a global world.

The Office of Allied Health Programs houses two academic programs of study for Dental Hygiene: the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and the Associate in Applied Science Degree Program in Dental Hygiene. Both programs prepare students for careers in dental hygiene. The office is responsible for dental hygiene continuing education and dental hygiene alumni events.

B.A. and M.A students at Gallatin design their own individualized program of study. This program combines courses taken in the various schools of NYU with independent studies, internships and Gallatin’s own small-scale interdisciplinary seminars. Gallatin provides students with a unique combination of program flexibility matched with academic rigor and the guidance and support of extraordinary advisers.

The Leonard N. Stern School of Business is entrusted with developing the leaders who will meet the economic and social challenges of this century; Stern's vision is to build, educate and inspire a community of socially engaged, intellectually vibrant, global leaders and thinkers.

Liberal Studies (LS) provides students with small, seminar format classes led by a teaching faculty in a writing-intensive great works curriculum that serves as a sound liberal arts foundation for study in all of NYU's baccalaureate programs

The program in Global Liberal Studies (GLS) is a bachelor's degree program that features core course work in the liberal arts with a focus on great works in a global context. All GLS students spend their junior year abroad at an NYU site. Graduates of GLS will be world citizens, proficient in a foreign language, engaged in international cultures, and well prepared to enter the world of work or for admission to professional and graduate schools.

The Rory Meyers College of Nursing educates future nursing professionals who exemplify the highest standards of excellence in research, teaching/learning and practice for a global society.

The School of Professional Studies houses the Paul McGhee Division, an intimate liberal arts college environment for both mature first-time degree seekers and those returning after a lapse of time to complete deferred undergraduate studies in applied business and professional fields, the humanities, and the social sciences.

In addition, NYUSPS houses the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management and the Schack Institute of Real Estate, both of which prepare traditional age students for industry leadership through distinctive academic and professional studies that integrate theory, practice, and internship and mentoring opportunities, within the general NYU undergraduate experience.


The Silver School of Social Work educates future leaders with the analytic and human relations skills necessary to create positive change in the domains of education, healthcare, human rights, policy, law, human services, and other fields. Through direct engagement with the most pressing social problems in today's complex urban environments, social work combines service, research, and scholarship to advance the cause of social justice and promote the ideals of a humane society.

NYU Steinhardt advances knowledge, creativity, and innovation at the critical crossroads of human learning, culture, development, and well-being. All undergraduate programs combine inquiry in the liberal arts and sciences, mastery of a specific field of study, opportunities for cross-cultural study, and applied learning, internship, and other fieldwork experiences with partner organizations throughout the city. Undergraduate degree programs lead to the B.F.A. in studio art, B.Mus. in music performance, music business, music education, and music technology, and B.S. in applied psychology, educational theatre, teacher education, media studies, and health, including nutrition, food studies, public health, and communicative sciences and disorders.

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering is located in neighboring downtown Brooklyn. The NYU School of Engineering is one of the nation's most comprehensive institutions of engineering, applied science, and technology—and is the second oldest in the United States. Students may directly or explore our dual degree program in science and engineering jointly offered through the College of Arts and Science.

Tisch School of the Arts provides a template for training artists inside a research university, emphasizing a learn-by-doing pedagogy, risk taking, collaboration, partnerships with New York City professional communities and the value of a liberal arts education.

NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi consists of a highly selective liberal arts and science college (including engineering), and a world center for advanced research and scholarship – all fully integrated with each other and connected to NYU in New York. The New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai campuses form the backbone with faculty and students from each campus spending "semesters away" at one or more of the numerous study abroad sites NYU maintains on five continents.

NYU Shanghai

NYU Shanghai students spend at least five semesters in Shanghai and at least one semester elsewhere in NYU's global network. Students study with superb teachers who nurture their capacity for original, rigorous, and critical thinking, and with diverse and intellectually gifted classmates. They pursue a liberal education in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. They master the skills of cross-cultural effectiveness in a community where half are from China and half are from other lands. They reflect upon the role that great cities play in human progress, and upon the interdependent relationship between China and the rest of the world.

Online Resources

New York University provides a range of online services and Web sites to enable you to register for classes, view schedules, and access other general academic information.

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