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School of Complex Adaptive Systems

Uncertainty, scalability, thresholds (tipping points), path dependence…these are among the most pressing issues facing societies across the globe. The School of Complex Adaptive Systems in the College of Global Futures explores these challenges, develops solutions and suggests interventions that enhance the resilience and well-being of our planet and our shared global futures.

In keeping with the goals of The New American University, the School of Complex Adaptive Systems is committed to establishing ASU as the laboratory for global futures through interdisciplinary research, discovery and development. To support this effort, the School of Sustainability, the School of Life Sciences and the School of Human Evolution and Social Change in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences now offer their graduate students the option of a PhD concentration in Complex Adaptive Systems Science (CASS). A CASS Certificate is available to all graduate students in good standing in their elected school or department.

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