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From the Dean

Victoria Rosner, Dean

Creativity, flexibility and rigor characterize the academic program of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study. At Gallatin, you will have the opportunity to combine the best of a small college experience with the best of a large research university. A Gallatin education is unique. The individualized structure of the program and its relationship to the rest of NYU are part of what makes the school so special.

What does Gallatin make possible?

  • At Gallatin, you will work closely with your faculty adviser to design your own undergraduate program of study, which will include an area of concentration that you define. 
  • At Gallatin, you will have the opportunity to select courses from among all of NYU’s distinct undergraduate schools, colleges and programs.
  • In Gallatin’s interdisciplinary seminars and small classes, you will be encouraged to rethink the connections between the different areas of study that compel you.
  • At Gallatin, you will explore multiple opportunities for learning outside the traditional classroom, such as internships, independent studies and private lessons in the arts. These allow you to develop practical knowledge in your areas of interest and to link these interests to the wider world.
  • As a Gallatin student, you will view New York City—a place for limitless discovery—as your extended classroom. As a member of our urban community, you will also explore ways to contribute to the city.

Study at Gallatin will broaden your intellectual horizons while giving you a chance to gain experience in areas that may represent your future career. With internships and other work experience, many Gallatin students find they have gained significant professional experience in their chosen fields before they finish their college years.

Through our excellent advising system, we pair you with a faculty mentor who will help you construct an academic concentration that has depth and breadth. Along with these possibilities, we ensure that you learn to think critically by offering seminars on significant world texts from the great books tradition and beyond.

We make it possible for you to combine work in the arts and performance with a liberal arts undergraduate experience; we make it possible for you to specialize in advanced areas of research while also broadening your understanding of the contexts of such knowledge. If you are looking for an intellectually challenging, interdisciplinary and creative program, I welcome you to learn more about Gallatin.

Victoria Rosner
Dean, Gallatin School of Individualized Study