Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Programs

Global Studies

The Urban Program

Program Highlights

Multidisciplinary Curriculum

Project-Based Education

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Civic Engagement/Community Service

Urban and International Focus

University Course Catalog

Course Catalog (PDF)


The New School offers two programs of study focusing on the environment, a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies, part of the university's new interdisciplinary undergraduate program suite, which prepares students for the challenges of the 21st century marketplace.

These innovative new programs, administered by the Tishman Environment and Design Center, take students beyond natural ecology and resource conservation, emphasizing urban ecosystems, sustainable design, and public policy. The New School has always taken a proactive stance in addressing challenging social issues right here in New York City, and the university is committed to environmental responsibility. In keeping with that tradition, the university offers this wide-ranging program that allows undergraduate students to study and work at the intersection of society and nature, relying largely on interdisciplinary courses that capitalize on the faculty’s expertise and the students’ interests.

Sustainable Design Review | Parsons



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