Over the past several years there has been a rapid growth in the study of complex adaptive systems. This is seen in the growing literature in complexity science and studies and in the growth of graduate programs in complex systems. In recent years more courses have been developed on the undergraduate level. The University of Michigan, for example, now offers an interdisciplinary Complex Systems Minor.
With the creation of the van Rooy Center, the University has fostered an environment where a critical number of faculty interested in the study of complex systems have come together. They have offered courses, shared their research, and have now come together to create this minor. The minor will provide University of Hartford students the opportunity to study complexity at the undergraduate level. Students will have the opportunity to study with faculty from across the campus as they explore the basic concepts and techniques used to study complex systems. And will have the opportunity to apply them to their chosen major field of study. Earning a minor in complexity, we believe, will be value-added for our students regardless of major.