Biomimicry

Description
The concentration in biomimicry concentration is designed to address the growing interest in biomimicry knowledge and training, and students who complete the concentration will be enabled to integrate biomimicry principles and tools into their prospective career. The biomimicry concentration consists of four core classes, one elective course within the student's discipline, and a practicum capstone course offered through either the student's discipline or BMY 430 Biomimicry Practicum.

Requirements

  • Students must have a 3.00 GPA in order to add the undergraduate certificate in biomimicry.
  • Students complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division (300-400 level) hours for this concentration.
  • Students must earn a grade of "B" or better in all biomimicry certificate courses.


Core Courses 12 credit hours

BMY 230 / BIO 230: How Nature Works (3) (Credit is allowed for only BIO 230 or BMY 230)

BMY 302: Principles of Life (3) (Prerequisite(s): SOS 110 with B or better)

BMY 304: The Practice of Biomimicry (3) (Prerequisite(s): SOS 110 with B or better)

SOS 110: Sustainable World (SB) (3)

Elective 3 credit hours

Upper Division Elective course that is biomimicry-related and ideally makes a connection between the student's two concentration areas (3)


Capstone 3 credit hours

BMY 430: Biomimicry Practicum (3) (Prerequisite(s): BMY 230; BMY 302; BMY 304)

Notes: Students may take a biomimicry-focused capstone in their corresponding concentration upon approval from the School of Sustainability and The Biomimicry Center.

 

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2019-20

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

SUBMYEMPH

College/School

College/School

School of Sustainability

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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