AppendixA.ENA.9.11.08

AppendixA.ENA.9.11.08 - 400.1.1 APPENDIX A THE UNIVERSITY...

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400.1.1 A PPENDIX A THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA N OTIFICATION OF I NTENT TO P LAN A N EW B ACCALAUREATE , M ASTER S , OR C.A.S. P ROGRAM Please submit this form electronically , using http://www.northcarolina.edu/content.php/apps/acadplan/appendixa.php . THE PURPOSE OF ACADEMIC PROGRAM PLANNING: Planning a new academic degree program provides an opportunity for an institution to make the case for need and demand and for its ability to offer a quality program. This notification, and the planning activity to follow, do not guarantee that authorization to establish will be granted. Date: 8 September 2008 Constituent Institution : North Carolina State University CIP Discipline Specialty Title: Environmental Studies CIP Discipline Specialty Number: 03.0103 Level: M Exact Title of the Proposed Program: Master of Environmental Assessment Exact Degree Abbreviation (e.g. B.S., B.A., M.A., M.S., C.A.S.): 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 __ Approximate date for submitting the Request to Establish proposal (must be within one year of date of submission of notification of intent to plan): 1 November 2008_(simultaneous with Appendix A) Proposed date to establish degree: month __August ______ year __2009 _____ (Date can be no sooner than six months after the date of notification of intent to plan and must allow at least three months for review of the request to establish, once submitted.) 1. Describe the proposed new degree program. The description should include: a. a brief description of the program and a statement of educational objectives 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 by state and federal governments and how to assess  risks of pollutants at an advanced level. The educational objectives are:
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