Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee
Date of First Reading: March 27, 2023
Date of Second Reading: April 24, 2023
Title of Motion: Request from The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – School of Earth and Space Exploration – for the establishment of an undergraduate certificate – Planetary 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 certificate program in planetary science prepares undergraduate students in topics related to the formation and evolution of planetary bodies and associated remote sensing technologies employed in these studies. The program includes specific training in the areas of the origins of planetary systems, tectonics, volcanism, geomorphology and remote mapping of surficial geology using spacecraft and land-based observational data.