Arizona State University
University Senate
Fall 2015

Senate Motion #2016-20


Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Steven Semken, Chair

First Reading: October 26, 2015

Second Reading: November 23, 2015

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

Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.    

Rationale: The BA in Environmental Science prepares students to pursue careers in environmental science, including but not limited to positions in government policy, private consulting firms, nongovernment organizations or academic research environments. The curriculum builds a strong foundation in the natural sciences to understand the biological and chemical functioning of our natural environment, with an additional emphasis on the social, political, and economic dimensions of environmental science. The program also focuses on communication, management, and planning skills that will prepare graduates for leadership careers in environmental science.


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