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This page outlines requirements for the major in
Environmental Studies (BA or BS, Environmental Studies). Students can also study this subject as a minor or as part of a
self-designed major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts).
BA students can concentrate in Urban Ecosystems and Public Policy. BS students can concentrate in Urban Ecosystem Design. Credit for a concentration is earned by completing three 3000- or 4000-level courses approved for that concentration. Students are encouraged, but not required, to choose a concentration. Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including
electives. Not all courses are offered each semester. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the chair of the program.
The BA degree in Environmental Studies requires successful completion of 16 courses distributed as described below and the senior capstone/directed research project. The BS degree course distribution requirements are the same plus three additional studio courses (for a total of 19 courses).
Choose 3 Core Courses:
Advanced Core Courses:
Economics and Math Courses:
Choose one (1) Lab Course:
Choose one (1) Social Science Elective (3-4 credits):
Choose three (3) Design Electives from the list below:
Optional: three (3) concentration electives (12 credits)
BA total credits without concentration: 55-59BA total credits with concentration: 67-71
Choose 12 credits from the following:*
*Alternative courses may be approved, in consultation with an advisor.BA total credits without concentration: 67-71BA total credits with concentration: 79-83
Track your progress using the Program Requirement Worksheet for the year in which you declared your major in Environmental Studies:
Students who declared earlier than 2015 should see their academic advisor for degree requirements.
Admission ContactOffice of AdmissionEugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
Chair, Environmental Studies
Albert and Vera List Academic Center
Academic Advisor for Global, Environmental, and Urban Studies
64 West 11th Street, room 120