Global, Urban, and Environmental Studies (GLUE)

Environmental Studies

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Major (BA, BS)

In this interdisciplinary program, students identify and address the critical environmental issues facing the world’s cities in the 21st century. The curriculum brings together the natural sciences, the social sciences, and design. It prepares graduates for policy planning and service careers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. A bachelor’s-master’s option is also available. This program is also available as a Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students. Students can study full-time or part-time, taking courses on campus and online, and have the option of completing the degree entirely online.

Career opportunities include: Sustainability Consulting, Public Policy, Urban Design, Urban Planning, Graduate Study

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Minor in Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies minor is designed to give students the core information they need to understand both the natural and social science implications of our environmental problems. The minor helps students to better understand the rapidly developing environmental field, become active participants in the discussion of environmental issues, and integrate environmental understanding into their other areas of study and professional careers.

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GLUE Advisor:
Chris McElderry
2 West 13th St. 506C
Phone: 646.909.2260

Global Studies Program Coordinator:
Erin Simmons
66 West 12th St. 9th Floor
Phone: 646.909.2404

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The New School’s interdisciplinary undergraduate programs in Global, Urban and Environmental Studies (GLUE) form an academic laboratory for students to delve into the manifold ways in which global forces are redefining our cities and our ecologies. Within a project-centered curriculum students develop expertise through one of our undergraduate majors and a suite of graduate programs. Students learn to synthesize and creatively employ concepts and skills from social sciences, design, and humanities, and to use this knowledge to impact their world.

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