The NYU Animal Studies minor draws from courses in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to provide students with a wide range of options to choose from – from biology and environmental science to art and literary studies, from sociology and anthropology to ethics, law, and policy. This minor can be combined with any major and will help students develop strengths in a variety of academic and professional fields. The NYU Animal Studies minor is one of only very few opportunities in the country to incorporate animal studies into a college degree.
NYU Animal Studies faculty members are happy to provide guidance to interested students. Please contact the Animal Studies minor adviser at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to declare a minor.
To complete a minor in Animal Studies, students must receive a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in four of the following 4-point courses (16 points)*.
ANST-UA 200/ENVST-UA 610/SOC-UA 970 Animals & Society
ANST-UA 257/ANTH-UA 59 Primate Communication
ANST-UA 393/ENVST-UA 593/AHSEM 193/DR-LIT 971.002/THEA-UT 632 Making Art in the Anthropocene: Project on Ecology, Species and Vibrant Matter or The Creative Project on Climate and Species
ANST-UA 400 Ethics and Animals
ANST-UA 410 Animal Minds
ANST-UA 440/ENVST-UA 440 Food, Animals and the Environment
ANST-UA 500/ENVST-UA 630 Animals and Public Policy
ANST-UA 600 Topics in Animal Studies
ANST-UA 600.001 Topics in Animal Studies: The Postcolonial Animal
ANST-UA 600.002/COLIT-UA 800.001/ENGL-UA 252.002 Topics in Animal Studies: Being Vegan: The Literature of Environmental Justice
ANTH-UA 54 Primate Behavioral Ecology
ANTH-UA 56 Comparative Biology of Living Primates
ANTH-UA 212 Prehistoric Art and Symbolic Evolution
CORE-UA 400 Text & Ideas: Topics—Animal Humans
CORE-UA 400 Text & Ideas: Topics—Of Beasts & Books
DRLIT-UA 301 Topics in Performance Studies: Animal Rites
ENVST-UA 323 Introduction to Marine Ecology and Conservation
ITPG-UT 2746 Animals, People and Those In Between
*Note that only a selection of these courses are normally offered every year. Please refer to the ongoing schedule for courses available for registration.