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  • Interdisciplinary Science (Minor)

  • Overview

    The Interdisciplinary Science minor is offered through Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.

    This unique curriculum spans the natural sciences to explore the connections between science and society by engaging with public policy issues such as stem cell research, access to clean water, alternative energies, and nanotechnology. Learn more about the Interdisciplinary Science program.

    Curriculum

    Be sure to use the Interdisciplinary Science Major/Minor Declaration document when declaring the minor. Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill the minor. Courses should be chosen in consultation with an Interdisciplinary Science faculty member. See the university course catalog for fall 2020 Interdisciplinary Science courses that fulfill the requirements for the minor. This minor requires completion of the following five courses:

    • LSCI 2700 Energy and Sustainability (4 credits)
    • 1 LMTH Math course*+ (3-4 credits)
    • 2 Foundation courses (total 8 credits), chosen from the following list. These should add breadth to the program and satisfy the prerequisite for the Laboratory course requirement, so they should be in two disciplinary areas.*
      • LSCI 2500 Chemistry of the Environment
      • LSCI 2040 Genes, Environment, and Behavior
      • LSCI 2037 Foundation of Physics
      • LSCI 2300 Urban Environmental Health
      • LSCI 2840 Science and Politics of Infectious Diseases
      • LSCI 2320 Microbial Ecologies
    • 1 LSCI Laboratory course (4 credits), chosen from the following list:
      • LSCI 2500 Water Quality Lab (prerequisite: LSCI 2500 Chemistry of the Environment)
      • LSCI 3030 Biodiversity Achieved Lab (prerequisite: LSCI 2040 Genes, Environment, and Behavior)
      • LSCI 3055 Microbiome of Urban Spaces Ecology Lab (prerequisite: LSCI 2320 Microbial Ecologies or LSCI 2040 Genes, Environment, and Behavior)

    Total Credits: 19-20

    *These courses must be chosen in consultation with an Interdisciplinary Science faculty member.

    +The following courses do not satisfy the math course requirement: Quantitative Reasoning 1 and Pre-Calculus.

    Eligibility

    Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School. Please meet with your Student Success advisor to discuss how a minor will fit in with your overall degree requirements. If you have additional questions about requirements for the Interdisciplinary Science minor that cannot be answered by your Student Success advisor, please consult the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Chair and Departmental Faculty Advisor, Bhawani Venkataraman, at venkatab@newschool.edu.

    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 Declarations.

    Requirements Worksheet

    Students pursuing the Interdisciplinary Science Minor are encouraged to download the Interdisciplinary Science Minor Requirements Worksheet (PDF) to track their progress.

  • Take the Next Step

    Contact your Student Success advisor to discuss how a minor will fit with your degree requirements.

    Declare or change a minor on my.newschool.edu in the Academics tab. Note that some minors require an application.

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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