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  • 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. See the university course catalog for spring 2023 Interdisciplinary Science courses that fulfill the requirements for the minor. This minor requires completion of five courses, distributed as follows, and a minimum of 18 credits:

    • LSCI 2700 Energy and Sustainability (3-4 credits)
    • 1 LMTH Math course* (3-4 credits)
    • 2 approved Foundation courses (total 8 credits). These should add breadth to the program and satisfy the prerequisite for the Laboratory course requirements.
    • 1 LSCI Laboratory course (4 credits)*

    Total Credits: 18-20

    *These courses must be chosen in consultation with the Interdisciplinary Science departmental faculty advisor. LMTH Quantitative Reasoning 1 does not satisfy the math requirement.
    **All Laboratory Science courses have prerequisites.

    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 the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Chair and Departmental Faculty Advisor, Bhawani Venkataraman, at [email protected].

    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.

    Requirements Worksheet

    Students pursuing the Interdisciplinary Science minor are encouraged to use the Interdisciplinary Science Minor Requirements Worksheet to track their progress.

  • 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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