Junior Programs


OCT 14: DURF Funding Info Session

The Dean's Undergraduate Reseach Fund (DURF) can provide you with up to $1,000 to fund your independent research project. To learn more, please attend an information session this Tuesday, October 14, 5pm-6pm, at Silver Center, 31 Washington Place, Room 907. If you cannot make the information session, or if you have questions about DURF funding, please contact Joel Ward, Assistant Dean for Students (212.998.8140, jsw298@nyu.edu).


Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 13: Graduate School Panel Discussions

Considering graduate school? If yes, please join NYU faculty, staff, and current graduate students for upcoming panel discussions on graduate school preparation, program selection and application, academic expectations in graduate school, and professional opportunities following a Master's or PhD program. RSVP here for one or more of the events below, all of which will be in Silver Center, 31 Washington Place, Jurow Hall (ground floor).

Panel: Graduate School in the Social Sciences
Monday, October 20, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Panel: Graduate School in the Natural Sciences
Monday, October 27, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Panel: Graduate School in the Humanities
Thursday, November 13, 5:00pm-6:00pm

Nov 4: Alumni Relations Event

Creating Your World: A Conversation with Sara Shepard, CAS alumna and creator of Pretty Little Liars
Tues, November 4, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Silver Center, 31 Washington Place, Hemmerdinger Hall (ground floor)

How does a liberal arts degree help you harness your own creativity, and give you the tools to create your own world after college? Please join CAS Alumni Relations and the College Cohort Program for a discussion with Sara Shepard, author of Pretty Little Liars, about her journey from being a Biology major to creating a bestselling series of young adult novels. RSVP here.

Often lost in the rush and excitement of arrival and graduation, the Junior Year is an exciting and important period of a student's college career. In addition to pursuing specialized coursework in their major, Juniors have the opportunity to participate in various interdisciplinary, specialized, and accelerated programs offered by the College. Many Juniors will also study abroad, begin to prepare for graduate school, and/or pursue internships and employment opportunities related to future academic and career plans. In other words, the Junior Year is a crucial "bridge" year during which student needs are diverse, specialized, and continually evolving. Junior year is an ideal time to:
  • Prepare for law school, a career in business, or a health profession

  • Research and prepare for graduate school:

    Meet with your major advisor and/or a faculty mentors to learn more about graduate study in your field of interest. Questions to consider:
    -Will a graduate degree help me achieve my academic/professional goals?
    -Am I more interested in a professional degree, or one that emphasizes theory and research in my field?
    -What’s the difference between a Master’s and Doctoral program in my field, and which one is right for me?
    -Which specific programs might complement my research interests?
    -How might I fund a graduate education?
    -How can I prepare a strong application to graduate school?

    Consider one of our Accelerated Bachelor’s-Master’s Programs.
    -CAS-GSAS program
    -CAS-Steinhardt program
    -CAS-Wagner program
    -For advisement on program eligibility, admissions, and general degree planning, students are encouraged to meet with Scott Statland (scott.statland@nyu.edu), Associate Director, Juniors and Inter-School Programs.
    -Students may visit Scott during walk-in hours (Tuesdays, 12pm-1pm; Fridays, 11:00am-12:00pm)  at the Academic Resource Center (ARC, 18 Washington Place), or they may call the CAS Advising Center (212-998-8130) to schedule an appointment at an alternative time.

  • Get a jump start on your career by visiting the Wasserman Center for Career Development. Choosing a direction to go in your career depends on a number of different variables. Whether it’s choosing a major, discovering new jobs or fine-tuning your chosen path, the Wasserman Center is ready to help. Wasserman has a wide range of services, including direct counseling, workshops, panel discussions, recruitment events, industry seminars, career fairs, job and internship listings, and more. To see a calendar of upcoming events at Wasserman, log into CareerNet, then click on the Calendar or Events tab. To schedule a career counseling appointment, log into CareerNet, then click on Request a Counseling Appointment in the Shortcuts section on the main page.
  • Check your degree progress using this worksheet (or this worksheet, for students who transitioned from the Liberal Studies Core Program). To complete it, please access your Unofficial Transcript and Academic Requirements Report in your Albert Student Center to determine your total credits, grade point average, and the status of your degree requirements. Consult the relevant CAS Bulletin for a full description of degree requirements and restrictions.

The College offers special programming and advisement designed to assist you in these endeavors. Although Juniors receive academic advising from their major departmental advisor, they are encouraged to continue to work with their academic advisor in the College Advising Center. Juniors can also come by the Advising Center during walk-in hours to speak to a part-time advisor. Walk-in hours are as follows:

 Mondays10:00am - 4:00pm
 Tuesdays10:00am - 4:00pm
 Wednesdays10:00am - 2:00pm
 Thursdays10:00am - 4:00pm
 Fridays10:00am - 4:00pm