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  • Environmental Studies (Minor)

  • Overview

    The Environmental Studies minor is offered through the Schools of Public Engagement.

    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 courses, distributed as follows.

    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, with the exception of students enrolled in the BA or BS in Environmental Studies.

    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 Elaine Savory:

    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

    How to Declare or Change a Minor

    General guidelines for declaring a minor are available here. Current students can declare or change a minor by logging in to my.newschool.edu, clicking on the Academics tab, and then clicking on the link to Major/Minor Declarations. 


     

  • Take the Next Step

    Contact your Student Success advisor to discuss how a minor will fit with your degree requirements.

    Declare or change a minor on my.newschool.edu in the Academics tab. Note that some minors require an application.

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

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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