Humanities

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Study Away: Exploring the World, One Semester at a Time

Sophia Moore-Smith’s passion for studying away has led her to help other students experience it, too.

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An NYU Humanities Education Never Expires

NYU humanities students learn to deepen their engagement with the world around them.

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Meet the NYU College of Arts and Science

NYU’s founding undergraduate college, the College of Arts and Science, attracts talented and curious intellectual explorers.

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Is It OK to Apply Undecided to NYU?

Some students think itʼs a bad idea to apply undecided to NYU. With five different “undecided” options at NYU, is it really as bad as everyone thinks?

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Latino Studies Majors Are Uniquely Poised to Succeed

To gain a deep, nuanced perspective in a wide range of careers, study one of the United States’ largest historically marginalized populations.

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Discover and Rediscover the Classics at NYU

If turning to the past to better understand the present seems intriguing, the Classics major at NYU may be the perfect fit for you.

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The Big Ideas Course Series

NYU students engage with today’s most important topics with creativity and a multidisciplinary approach in the Big Ideas course series.

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The Core Curriculum: A Beautiful Complexity

A source of anxiety to some incoming NYU students, the Core Curriculum can be a beautiful experience that helps broaden perspectives and enrich learning.

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5 Things You Didnʼt Know About Being an NYU English Major

What can you do with a BA in English? At NYU, the answer is quite a lot.

NYU professor Millery Polyné.
The Center of It All: Caribbean Studies at NYU

Gallatin professor Millery Polyné connects students to the Caribbean through in-depth Caribbean studies courses.