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Environmental Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #561 (QS) New York City, NY, United States
The Environmental Studies program of The New School takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the defining ecological issues of our time and creating opportunities to tackle them in practical, direct ways.
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Overview

The Environmental Studies program of The New School is rooted in the understanding that complex environmental problems cannot be grasped through a single discipline. As a student in the program, you investigate the relationship between humans and their environment through social, ecological, and political dimensions. We emphasize three main areas:

  • A firm grounding in the natural sciences, particularly urban ecology and resilience
  • A sustained engagement with environmental policy and politics, particularly around aspects of inequality, race, and justice
  • Studio-based work on design and sustainability

Career Paths

The Environmental Studies program prepares you for careers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors and for graduate study in a wide range of fields. Graduates are able to hold meaningful conversations with experts in related fields and even manage teams of experts in complex projects. Career options include sustainability consulting, public policy, working with corporations in environmental analysis, working with nonprofit environmental organizations, urban design, and urban planning.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental History, Race and Natural Resource Management
  • Urban Ecology
  • Introduction to Environmental Policy Analysis
  • Black Geographies
  • Food, Power & Paradox
  • Urban Resilience

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • All applicants are required to apply online using the Common Application
  • Additional Supporting Documents
  • Application fees are $50 for U.S. domestic applicants, and $75 for international applicants
  • Official Transcripts
  • Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • The New School does not require submission of SAT, SAT Subject Tests or ACT scores for applications to be considered complete
  • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, and Duolingo test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24380 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24380 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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