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.
The minor in Environmental Studies requires completion of the following five courses, distributed as follows.
- Core courses (4 credits):
- Elective Courses*
*Only one elective course (3-4 credits) may be taken outside of Environmental Studies (UENV).
Total credits: 19-20
Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses to fulfill the minor.
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 Chris McElderry or Joseph Heathcott:
Academic Advisor for Global, Environmental, and Urban Studies
64 West 11th Street, room 120
Chair and Departmental Faculty Advisor for Environmental Studies
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