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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.50
Liaison Molly Johnson
Submission Date Aug. 6, 2018
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STARS v2.1

The New School
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Molly Craft Johnson
Sustainability Associate
Tishman Environment & Design Center
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Environmental Studies BA/BS

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The New School offers the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies as part of the university's suite of cross-divisional interdisciplinary undergraduate programs, designed to prepare our students for the new careers of the 21st century. This innovative program is administered by the Tishman Environment and Design Center. The program brings students beyond natural ecology and resource conservation to focus on urban ecosystems, sustainable design, and public policy issues like global warming.

The New School has always been proactive in responding to the great social issues of the day, and our commitment to environmental responsibility is in keeping with that tradition. The Environmental Studies curriculum is designed to allow undergraduates to study and work at the intersection of society and nature. Our innovative courses capitalize on the expertise of the university's faculties of social science, design, management, and urban policy.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Parsons Sustainable Cities Minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:

This minor looks at the social sustainability of urban life, community-based design practices and processes, and the multiple scales of the modern city. In the minor, the environmental resilience of cities is regarded as an essential element of urbanism. Students learn design process and methodologies, including sketching, drawing, and making, along with diverse ways of learning about and engaging in the urban space. The minor anticipates collaborative community-based initiatives and activity, as well as creative explorations at multiple physical and phenomenal scales.


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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.