Environmental Studies Program
In addition to the major and minor offerings through the Department of Environmental Studies, students can find courses dealing with topics of the environment and sustainability in many of our departments.
Research Grant Opportunities for Sustainability Initiatives
As a major research university that is uniquely embedded in the urban fabric of New York City, NYU cannot only develop resources, ideas, and practices that further university sustainability efforts, it can also export its knowledge to cities and urban centers all over the world. Towards this end, we offer our students several funding outlets to promote and engage student research around sustainability.
The NY state chapter of SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America) has scholarships for undergraduates doing research on waste. Visit the website to learn more!
Dean's Undergraduate Research Fund
Whether you are looking to investigate plant biology for sustainable food production or design an innovative green solution grounded in research , the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund was created to assist students in funding their projects. To highlight a recent successful project: the 2015–16 Richard Robins Entrepreneurial Research Scholars developed a study "Recycling Signage and Behavior Change." Their video documents their ongoing research on the impact of signage on recycling behavior at NYU. Watch the video to learn more about the project and the positive impacting it's having on the NYU community!
NYU students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to propose campus sustainability initiatives or social-entrepreneurial ventures for up to $20,000 in funding for project costs and student assistance.
Leveraging the unique structure of the global network university, CAS students are able to participate in exciting study abroad opportunities focused on the humanistic, social, political, and professional dimensions of the environment. A full offering of course pathways in environmental studies can be found on the department's website. Additionally, the Global Study Planner tool can help provide an overview of courses by field.
Internships and Jobs
The Wasserman Center for Career Development maintains internship and job resources related to sustainability and the environment and are ready to help connect interested students to opportunities on these topics.
CAS students can join one of the many clubs on campus promoting awareness to issues of sustainability.
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