NYU Shanghai operates in accordance with the core values of intellectual curiosity and a liberal arts education. In your first year, you will not be assigned to a major and it is a time for you to explore different subjects and figure out what you are passionate about. You can review the NYU Shanghai majors and start to think about some possible majors.
Pre-College Summer Advising
To help you navigate your first college semester, we've prepared the following resources:
- Summer Advising Module: It is required to complete the Summer Advising Module via NYU Brightspace. The advising module contains information about degree requirements, course registration, and academic policies.
- Academic Advisor: In the Summer, you will be assigned to an academic advisor who will help you with registration and academic exploration based on your Major Interest Survey responses.
- Advising Sessions: Academic Advisors and Academic Peer Advisors (APAs) will hold group and individual advising sessions for any quick questions and general inquiries.
Students are highly recommended to take a Math course that fulfills the Mathematical core requirement during their first semester. As a first-year student, you are encouraged to explore your intellectual curiosity by taking a core curriculum or a major foundational course.
Explore Academic Interests
The Academic Advising Office runs a series of events to help students explore potential majors, such as Major Exploration. Students may explore their academic interests by attending multi-disciplinary panels from a variety of students, staff, and faculty representatives.
Major Declaration: Students may declare a major once they have completed or enrolled in at least 32 credits, and have a final grade of C, or are currently enrolled in a designated prerequisite course for the major. Please refer to the major-specific website for detailed information.