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
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
Social Foundations I
Cultural Foundations I
Elective (aka you get to
pick whatever you want for this one)
Social Foundations II
Cultural Foundations II
Either Social III or
Social III or Cultural III (which ever you did not
take the semester before)
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
*Note about all courses...USE RATEMYPROFESSORS.COM..best thing you can
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 LSP..ooo 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
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!