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Minor Global Change

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.

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Full-time Duration: 6 months
Starting in: TBA
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

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.

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.

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“Choosing the Master’s program for Physiological Sciences at the University of Arizona was one of the best decisions I could have made in my education. Our department is warm and collaborative, offering an array of research topics and techniques underneath a vast and integrative umbrella of physiology. Beyond my research experience, I was presented with teaching opportunities, which I feel honed my skill of scientific communication. Having the dynamic research/teaching/class schedule not only kept me active but helped me reinforce material in multiple contexts. Overall, this program was exactly what I wanted in my segway into the medical sciences… and with my teaching assistantship paying for my tuition, how could I say no?”​

Andrew Wojtanowski // MS 2016

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The Global Change minor requires three core courses (7 credits total) and two electives (6 credits total). The goals of the coursework are to broaden knowledge and experience in global change, to help graduate students orient their research in the context of a larger interdisciplinary arena, and to provide tools to advance their individual careers as scholars and practitioners in the area of global change. Students should indicate their intent to declare the Global Change minor and seek input on their coursework well in advance of submitting their Plan of Study to take full advantage of this program.

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