About Us

The Department of Environmental Studies aims to provide students with the breadth of understanding and the skills necessary for resolving environmental questions and creating a sustainable future on scales ranging from local to global. It does so through integrated, problem-oriented study and a broad range of courses across disciplines and schools. The Department of Environmental Studies draws upon NYU’s strong faculty base across departments and Schools, reflecting the wide-ranging expertise and concerns of the Department of Environmental Studies.

The Department of Environmental Studies offers opportunities to develop interests in a number of areas, including environmental science; environmental values, policy, and law; earth system science; public health; urban environmental problems; climate change; energy systems; environmental monitoring; environmental justice; and our complex relations with both domesticated and wild nature.

The Department of Environmental Studies administers a major and minor in Environmental Studies, and a minor in Animal Studies.

Related Programs

Center for Bioethics

Department of Biology

Environmental Conservation Education Program

Global Design New York University (GDNYU)

Sustainable Urban Environments

NYU Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science

NYU Guarini Center on Environmental and Land Use Law

NYUrban Greening Lab