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New York University

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Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityA+
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Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceA+ Social LifeA+
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Date: Jun 03 2010
Major: PreMed and Medical (This Major's Salary over time)
I got into NYU's liberal studies program (LSP) not knowing what on earth that was…here is everything you need to know about LSP and NYU's pre med (they call it 'pre-health though) program…

No one knows exactly why you get into LSP. Some people say the Undecided majors get in, some say if you were a really good applicant who was just lacking in one small way…still it is quite mysterious…Some people at NYU believe LSP is for NYU's dumb kids, as my friends love reminding me. This isn't really true.

LSP means your freshmen year you will be taking practically all requirement courses. Yes we do take more than the CAS freshman. They probably only take one (or maybe plus a language) their first semester while we take three. I assure you though…it is really not all that bad. You will have all sorts of time to fulfill your major requirements. Here the liberal Studies first year plan so to speak:

Freshman Fall

Writing I

Social Foundations I

Cultural Foundations I

Elective (aka you get to pick whatever you want for this one)

Freshman Spring

Writing II

Social Foundations II

Cultural Foundations II


Sophomore Fall

Either Social III or Cultural III

3 Electives

Sophomore Spring

Either Social III or Cultural III (which ever you did not take the semester before)

3 Electives

And then LSP is completely out of your life aaand you get an Associates degree in Liberal Studies.

Run down of what those classes really mean..

Writing I, II = just like the CAS infamous requirement course 'Writing the Essay.' Everyone complains about this course, but it really REALLY made me a better writer..

  • Note about all courses…USE thing you can do…
  • Cultural Foundations = a cleverly disguised history/literature course…You will read (or sparknote) ALOT for this class.

    Social Foundations = this course varies, I took a teacher who was amazing (Prof Atkins) who taught it as a Philosophy course. Usually Philosophy mixed with a bit of history.

    If you put effort into these courses you WILL learn a lot!!! Or you can just bs a lot of it…but I thought it was really interesting..

    Conclusion…if you want to go to NYU and are worried about this LSP business do not let it hold you back…basically after your freshman year you are done with and it is awesome for people who want to studied abroad, because all of these courses are offered in London and Paris (and I think Florence still).

    Even though I was an LSP student, it is still possible for me to do the pre-med program at NYU. Good program, really intense…1st semester of Bio and Chem should be relatively OK for you AP people. Lots of T.A.'s who have an accent, but it never bothered me!

    questionHow much support is avail at nyu pre med? I went there years ago and worked like a dog, and the assistance for getting into med school was just not there.
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