• Interdisciplinary Science (Minor)

  • Overview

    The Interdisciplinary Science minor is offered through Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.

    This unique curriculum spans the natural sciences to explore the connections between science and society by engaging with public policy issues such as stem cell research, access to clean water, alternative energies, and nanotechnology. Learn more about the Interdisciplinary Science program.

    Curriculum

    Be sure to use the Interdisciplinary Science Major/Minor Declaration document when declaring the minor. Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill the minor. Courses should be chosen in consultation with an Interdisciplinary Science faculty member. Visit the University Course Catalog to see fall 2019 science courses (LSCI) and fall 2019 math courses (LMTH) that count toward this minor. The minor in Interdisciplinary Science requires completion of the following five courses:

    • LSCI 2700 Energy and Sustainability (4 credits)
    • One LMTH Math course*+ (3-4 credits)
    • Two Foundation courses (total 8 credits), chosen from the following list. These should add breadth to the program and satisfy the prerequisite for the Laboratory course requirement, so they should be in two disciplinary areas.*
      • LSCI 2500 Chemistry of the Environment
      • LSCI 2040 Genes, Environment, and Behavior
      • LSCI 2037 Foundation of Physics
      • LSCI 2300 Urban Environmental Health
      • LSCI 2840 Science and Politics of Infectious Diseases
      • LSCI 2320 Microbial Ecologies
    • One LSCI Laboratory course (4 credits), chosen from the following list:
      • LSCI 2500 Water Quality Lab (prerequisite: LSCI 2500 Chemistry of the Environment)
      • LSCI 3030 Biodiversity Achieved Lab (prerequisite: LSCI 2040 Genes, Environment, and Behavior)
      • LSCI 3055 Microbiome of Urban Spaces Ecology Lab (prerequisite: LSCI 2320 Microbial Ecologies or LSCI 2040 Genes, Environment, and Behavior)

    Total Credits: 19-20

    *These courses must be chosen in consultation with an Interdisciplinary Science faculty member.

    +The following courses do not satisfy the math course requirement: Quantitative Reasoning 1 and Pre-Calculus.

    Eligibility

    Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School. Please meet with your Student Success advisor to discuss how a minor will fit in with your overall degree requirements. If you have additional questions about requirements for the Interdisciplinary Science minor that cannot be answered by your Student Success advisor, please consult Natural Sciences and Mathematics Chair and Departmental Faculty Advisor, Katayoun Chamany at chamanyk@newschool.edu and 212.229.5100 x2239.

  • Take The Next Step

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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

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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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