Proposing Curricular Changes in Arts & Sciences


All proposed curricular change must be approved by the A&S governing system. The flowchart illustrates the approval process, as well as the approval level adequate for major, minor or miniscule changes within the curriculum.

Forms for proposing different types of curricular change can be found in the table below.  Please download the appropriate form to your computer, reopen it in Adobe Reader, fill in the appropriate fields and save it with a file name indicating the course or program being modified.  Forward the completed form to your department chair or director.  You can not fill the forms out while they are in your browser window.  When proposing courses or course changes, it may be useful to examine the guidelines for course levels.  Other curriculum committee policies can be found here.  In constructing new majors or modifying existing ones, it may be helpful to look at our database of required credits for all majors.   Word versions of the following forms are also available here.

Major Items Minor Items Minuscule Items

New majors, minors, tracks or emphases (pdf)

 

New majors (form coming soon)
 

New course proposal form (pdf)

Course Change Form (pdf)
This form is used to request the following changes:

  • Course credits
  • Prerequisites/Instructor Consent 
  • Changes in content
  • Major changes in resource usage
  • Upper division/lower division switch
  • Dropping, merging or splitting courses

Course Designation Form (pdf)
This form is used to request the following changes to new and existing courses:

  • Focal study designation
  • IP/DP/CE/CC designation
  • OC designation, online or blended 

Changes to majors, minors, tracks or emphases  (pdf)

New focal study (pdf)

Course Change Form (pdf)
This form is used to request the following changes:

  • Changes in course numbering
  • Changes in course names
  • Enrollment limits
  • Minor changes in course descriptions
  • Co-listing courses across disciplines
  • Changes in grading designation (i.e. changing from letter graded to Pass/No Pass)
  • Changes in repeat policies

New Course Proposal for X55 courses (pdf)

 

Course Deactivation Form (pdf)

Course Deactivation Master List