2015-39

Arizona State University
University Senate
Fall 2014

Senate Motion #2015-39

Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Kathleen Puckett, Chair

Date of First Reading: December 1, 2014

Date of Second Reading: January 26, 2015

Title of Motion: Request from the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences – School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences – for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences – School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences – for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

Rationale: The BS program prepares students to pursue careers in environmental science, including but not limited to positions with federal and state agencies, private consulting firms, nongovernment organizations or academic research environments. The curriculum emphasizes many aspects of biological study, including molecular, organismal and ecosystem biology, backed by a strong foundation in chemistry, statistics and geographic information systems. The program also focuses on written communication and management skills that will prepare graduates for the multifaceted, interdisciplinary aspects of their careers in environmental science.

Actions: 
Approved
Admin Response: 
Approved