Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2016-54
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Steven Semken, Chair
Date of First Reading: March 28, 2016
Date of Second Reading: April 25, 2016
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Letters and Sciences– for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BS in Applied Quantitative 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 purpose of the degree is to integrate and cohere particular STEM-like skills increasingly in demand in the 21st century within a new interdisciplinary major; skills that increasingly differ from those needed to succeed in the last century for a great many graduates in traditionally non-STEM degrees. Because information is now ubiquitous, success now depends far more on how well an individual uses information. Degree will be stand alone and available at the Polytechnic campus and available as a concurrent degree on other campuses