• Environmental Studies (Minor)

  • Overview

    Designed to provide students with the core information they need to understand both the natural and the social science implications of our environmental problems, the minor in Environmental Studies gives 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.

    Curriculum

    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 to fulfill the minor.

    Eligibility

    The Environmental Studies minor is available to undergraduate students across The New School.

    Please meet with your Student Success Advisor to see how a minor will fit in with your overall degree requirements. If you have additional questions about requirements for the Environmental Studies minor that cannot be answered by your Student Success Advisor, please consult Christina McElderry or Rafi Youatt:

    Christina McElderry 
    Academic Advisor for Global, Environmental, and Urban Studies
    64 West 11th Street, room 120 
    clmcelderry@newschool.edu 
    646.909.2260

    Elaine Savory
    Environmental Studies Chair and Departmental Faculty Advisor
    savorye@newschool.edu
     

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Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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