Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2018-09
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair
Date of First Reading: September 25, 2017
Date of Second Reading: October 30, 2017
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Health Solutions – School for the Science of Health Care Delivery – for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BIPH in International Public Health
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: Designed to build and strengthen the international public health workforce, this accelerated, innovative degree was developed jointly by PLuS Alliance universities, and includes coursework from both ASU and the University of New South Wales. Aligned with U.S. accreditation standards, coursework prepares students for new approaches to emerging global and public health issues, including prevention and communicable disease, environmental health, public health surveillance, and global health management. Students will complete a digitized portfolio throughout their degree program, with a capstone experience in their area of interest. Students also have the opportunity to study abroad through optional Global Intensive Experiences paired with certain courses, as well as faculty led programs, and possible international internships.