Lang’s General Degree Requirements
In addition to the requirements outlined here, Lang has specific requirements, including a minimum number of credits in liberal arts courses as well as college residency requirements. All students should read Lang’s General Degree Requirements and consult with their Student Success advisor each semester to ensure that they are on track to graduate.
To be sure your Degree Works account reflects the information in this worksheet, forward any approved exemptions from the following requirements to your Student Success advisor.
Undergraduates in the BA/MA program can earn up to 18 credits (depending on the master's program) in New School master's courses and apply those graduate credits to both their BA and their MA. Submission of the Bachelor’s-Master’s application is required (members of the direct-entry cohort do not have to submit an application but do have to declare the Bachelor's-Master's combination they wish to pursue). Students should consult their Student Success advisor if they are pursuing a BA/MA, including those offered in Environmental Studies:
- BA Environmental Studies - MS Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management
Requirements for the BA in Environmental Studies
As of fall 2021, students declaring the major in Environmental Studies must take 37-48 credits, including the senior thesis/directed research project. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses taken to meet the requirements for the major in Environmental Studies. Declare your major by following the process outlined in Declaring a Major. Students who declared the major in Environmental Studies before fall 2020 but wish to follow the fall 2021 curriculum can consult their Student Success advisor about submitting a Change of Catalog Year request.
Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the departmental faculty advisor and your Student Success advisor. Track your progress using the program worksheet (below).
Environmental Studies majors select subject area modules to focus on. These modules are:
- Natural Science Approaches
- Humanities Approaches
- Social Science Approaches
- Praxis Approaches
Major Requirements — updated for fall 2021
Introductory course (4 credits)
Other required courses (27-36 credits):
See the list of Environmental Studies Courses that Fulfill Subject Area Module Requirements.
- 3 courses in one subject area module, including the required course for that module (9-12 credits)
- 3 courses in a second subject area module, including the required course for that module (9-12 credits)
- 3 Environmental Studies electives (9-12 credits)
Senior Capstone (7-8 credits):
- UENV 4210 Directed Research (pre-thesis; 4 credits)
- UENV 4211 Directed Research (Senior Thesis; 3-4 credits) or an approved elective that is 4000-level or higher (3-4 credits)
Total credits: 38-48 credits