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Unformatted text preview: 400.1.1 A PPENDIX C THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA R EQUEST FOR A UTHORIZATION TO E STABLISH A N EW D EGREE P ROGRAM INSTRUCTIONS : Please submit five copies of the proposal to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, UNC Office of the President. Each proposal should include a 2-3 page executive summary. The signature of the Chancellor is required. Date: 12 September 2008 Constituent Institution: __North Carolina State University ______________________________________ CIP Discipline Specialty Title: _ Environmental Studies ___________________________ CIP Discipline Specialty Number: 03.0103 Level: B M__X__ 1 st Prof D Exact Title of the Proposed Degree: ___Master of Environmental Assessment _______________ Exact Degree Abbreviation (e.g. B.S., B.A., M.A., M.S., Ed.D., Ph.D.): ELZ and ENZ (MR) Does the proposed program constitute a substantive change as defined by SACS? Yes __ No _X_ a) Is it at a more advanced level than those previously authorized? Yes __ No _X_ b) Is the proposed program in a new discipline division? Yes ____ No _X___ Proposed date to establish degree program (allow at least 3-6 months for proposal review): month _August __ year_ 2009 _ Do you plan to offer the proposed program away from campus during the first year of operation ? Yes _X_ No If so, complete the form to be used to request establishment of a distance education program and submit it along with this request. I. D ESCRIPTION OF THE P ROGRAM A. Describe the proposed degree program (i.e., its nature, scope, and intended audience). Pollutants and naturally occurring substances pose a potential risk of having an adverse impact on human health and the environment. The proper management of these risks requires scientifically-based decision making. Environmental assessment bridges the gap between scientific research and the use of science in decision-making, regulation, and environmental management. By understanding and evaluating the sources, fate, and effects of pollutants in the environment we can develop a scientific basis for assessing risks and thus support regulatory, enforcement, and remedial-action decisions. The proposed program is intended to provide advanced education in the theory and practice of assessing the risks of pollutants to human health and the natural environment. The scope of this program will focus on pollutants regulated at the state and federal level and how to assess risks of pollutants at an advanced level. The intended audience is recent baccalaureate graduates or working professionals who wish to work, or currently work, in a career that involves assessing environmental pollution. Many people in agricultural, chemical, environmental, energy, natural resource, pharmaceutical, biomedical, and biotechnology fields require advanced training in environmental assessment. Companies and government research facilities in these fields, as well as regulatory agencies, all have a need for employees who understand the basic principles of the sources, fate, and effects of pollutants, the environmental assessment process, and how to perform...
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This note was uploaded on 08/22/2011 for the course WPS 417 taught by Professor Kirkman during the Spring '11 term at N.C. State.
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