Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee,
Date of First Reading: March 29, 2021
Date of Second Reading: April 26, 2021
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Global Futures -School of Complex Adaptive Systems - for the establishment of a graduate degree – MS in Complex Systems 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 interdisciplinary Master of Science in Complex Systems Science program will assist students in developing skills in theoretical foundations, modeling, problem solving, critical thinking, and the importance of direct experience through research or related activities in the context of complex systems science. Complex Adaptive systems science focuses on the behavior and consequences of highly interactive and networked systems by investigating the common principles underlying these diverse systems. The program will focus on the general theoretical foundations, modeling methods and a broad overview of application domains. Complex systems are at the core of all real-world challenges ranging from health, sustainability, engineering, economics, urban and social systems and basic sciences.