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Resolution to Add a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences

WHEREAS, the concern for the environment and the need for citizens trained in environmental sciences and environmental studies has increased in recent history and continues to increase; and,

WHEREAS, both the environmental studies and the environmental sciences programs will expand the ways in which our graduates “meet the needs and challenges of the contemporary world,” as outlined in the mission statement of the university; and

WHEREAS, both the environmental studies and the environmental sciences programs combine the scientific aspects of environmental issues with the social, political, ethical, economic, and policy issues and draws on the historical character and strengths of Winthrop University by infusing the “science” degree with the humanities and social sciences; and

WHEREAS, the university’s commitment to these degrees is exemplified by the recent and on-going renovations of scientific facilities and the establishment of the Harry and ‘Becca Dalton Endowed Chair in Environmental Sciences/Studies;

THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED that the Winthrop University Board of Trustees does hereby authorize the addition of the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences to the curriculum of the College of Arts and Sciences.

November 3, 2000

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