Liberal Studies

Professor Leo Douglas leading a group of students on a birding expedition.
For Professor Douglas, Conservation Is Personal, Intersectional, and Immersive

NYU Liberal Studies professor Leo Douglas shows his students how to emotionally connect with conservation efforts and the people behind them.

A student reading in Washington Square Park.
Liberal Studies: Maximizing Your Time in One of NYU’s Largest Programs

Liberal Studies at NYU is an interdisciplinary program that gives students the freedom to pursue global learning and maximize their time.

raph design portraits of NYU students Haley Ghesani and Michael Leonetti, surrounded by hand-drawn stars.
A World of Academic Opportunity Awaits You at NYU

Follow the paths of two students to see how they took advantage of the range of academic areas at NYU in order to explore their options and map out their futures.

Two students walking through Washington Square Park.
Meet NYU Liberal Studies

NYU Liberal Studies can be a great environment for you if exploring various academic possibilities and gaining an extensive knowledge base excites you.

Graison Gill in his chef’s apron, covered in baking flour.
For Graison Gill, Baking Connects and Heals

Liberal Studies alum Graison Gill, a baker and educator, believes bread has the power to connect people to each other and the world.

Student looking up in Times Square.
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?

Students hanging out outside in Florence, Italy.
Experience the World ASAP with NYU First Year Away

Liberal Studies offers students the incredible opportunity to begin their NYU experience with a year in Florence, London, Madrid, or Washington, DC.

NYU Liberal Studies student Jakiyah Bradley smiling.
From Liberal Studies to Gallatin: Jakiyah’s NYU Journey

Jakiyah Bradley explored her interests in the Liberal Studies Core, then brought them all together at Gallatin.

Liberal Studies student Diya Radhakrishna.
Liberal Studies Gave Diya the Right Tools in the Right Setting

As a student in Global Liberal Studies with a concentration in politics, rights, and development, Diya has studied across contexts and borders.

Students hanging out on the steps of a statue in Florence.
First Year Away: The Student Perspective

Are you interested in studying abroad? NYU students describe their experiences in the Liberal Studies First Year Away Program.