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.
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 2023 Interdisciplinary Science courses that fulfill the requirements for the minor. This minor requires completion of five courses, distributed as follows, and a minimum of 18 credits:
- LSCI 2700 Energy and Sustainability (3-4 credits)
- 1 LMTH Math course* (3-4 credits)
- 2 approved Foundation courses (total 8 credits). These should add breadth to the program and satisfy the prerequisite for the Laboratory course requirements.
- 1 LSCI Laboratory course (4 credits)*
Total Credits: 18-20
*These courses must be chosen in consultation with the Interdisciplinary Science departmental faculty advisor. LMTH Quantitative Reasoning 1 does not satisfy the math requirement.
**All Laboratory Science courses have prerequisites.
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 [email protected].
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.
Students pursuing the Interdisciplinary Science minor are encouraged to use the Interdisciplinary Science Minor Requirements Worksheet to track their progress.