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Global Change

Degree or Minor: 
Graduate Minor
UA College: 
Graduate College
Degree/Minor Description: 

Program/Degree

Global Change (Minor) 

Program Description

The Global Change Graduate Interdisciplinary Program is a Ph.D. minor program that provides doctoral students with an integrated understanding of the natural and social dynamics of global change and involves scholars from different parts of the University who are working in innovative ways to analyze and understand past, present and future global changes from a multidisciplinary perspective. 

The interdisciplinary doctoral minor in Global Change includes three core classes: (a) a comprehensive course in the physical and biological aspects of global change, (b) an interdisciplinary, integrative workshop that focuses on vulnerability and adaptation to global change, and (c) a professional development toolkit course. In addition, two classes are chosen from a diverse list of elective courses. Students taking a Global Change minor must be pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Arizona in an established major program and have an interest in acquiring a broader environmental perspective in their coursework and research pursuits.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs - http://gidp.arizona.edu/

The Graduate College sponsors several Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDPs) in addition to the many interdisciplinary possibilities available through regular graduate degree programs. GIDPs transcend departmental boundaries by facilitating cutting edge teaching and research at the nexus of traditional disciplines. The high value placed on interdisciplinary research and education is indicative of The University of Arizona's enthusiasm and commitment to fostering innovation and creativity among its faculty and students.

 

Research Themes: 
Business and Economics
Climate and Adaptation
Energy
Food Systems and Security
Governance, Law, and Policy
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
Science Engagement
Water