Environmental Studies


  • Overview

    Designed to give students the core information they need to understand both the natural and the social science implications of our environmental problems, the minor in Environmental Studies will give them a solid background and confidence that they can carry out environmentally oriented activities. The minor is intended to help them better understand the rapidly developing environmental field and become active participants in the discussion of environmental issues and to help them integrate environmental understanding into their other areas of study and their professional careers. As global climate change, for example, begins to take on truly large dimensions, it is important that we prepare students for their lives as active citizens. Learn more about the Environmental Studies program.


    Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School.


    Requirements for the Environmental Studies Minor

    The minor in Environmental Studies requires completion of the following five (5) courses, distributed as follows.

    • 2 Core Courses (8 credits):
      • UENV 2000 Environment and Society
      • UENV 2400 Urban Ecology
    • 3 Environmental Studies electives (11-12 credits)

    Total credits: 19-20
    Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses taken in order to fulfill minor requirements in Environmental Studies.

    Self-Designed Major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts)

    Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts can pursue deeper study in this subject area through the self-designed major. To explore this option, contact an academic advisor or read more about the self-designed option at Lang.