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Request for Approval of Revision of a Concentration or Minor

To make changes to an existing concentration or minor program in your department, you will first need to discuss your plans with your department chair then. If your department chair is in agreement, you will need to complete a request for revision logging in to Curriculog and selecting the Start a new proposal link to initiate the approval process.


Elevating an Existing Concentration Program to a Full Degree

The department may determine that an existing concentration program should become a full degree program. This type of proposal requires full campus approval, as well as approval from the CSU Office of the Chancellor, via Academic Programs and Services. The approval process for a Concentration Elevation will follow the same steps as the Detailed New Degree Program Proposal

From the CSU Office of the Chancellor:

To ensure the integrity of degree programs, each approved degree title is to be associated with only one set of curricular requirements. Requirements in addition to the core curriculum may be achieved through use of a subprogram (an option, concentration, or special emphasis), as noted in Executive Order 1071. The program core shall represent the majority of required units so that the program's major core curriculum and associated student learning outcomes related to the core can be achieved by all enrolled students, regardless of subprogram pursued.

Revised programs that have unresolved disputes by other departments or substantial revisions as deemed by Academic Programs and Services (APS), will require review beyond APS. This additional review includes the Committee on Academic Planning and Resources (CAPR) (only if resources are involved), the Committee on Instruction and Curriculum (CIC), the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate, the Academic Senate, and the President of the University. Revised programs can only take effect in Fall Semester. See the Master Curriculum Calendar for catalog curriculum deadlines. College deadlines are earlier than those set by Academic Programs and Services. Always check with your College Curriculum Coordinator for college-specific curriculum submission deadlines.


Process of Approval for Request for Revision of a Concentration or Minor

Faculty Member and/or Department Chair originates proposal in Curriculog. Proposal then moves through the approval process as follows:
  1. Department Chair (if not the originator)
  2. Dean and/or Associate Dean
  3. College Curriculum Committee (proposal may require additional Dean/Associate Dean review if significant changes are made at this step)
  4. Academic Programs and Services (Technical and Articulation Officer Review and Director, Associate Dean or Dean approval depending on proposal)
  5. Consultation (Newly approved curriculum reviewed by all Department Chairs and Associate Deans. Colleges/Departments have five working days to review proposals and submit any comments within Curriculog.) If no consultation is requested, proposal proceeds as follows:
    1. Committee on Academic Planning and Resources (CAPR), only if additional resources involved
    2. Committee on Instruction and Curriculum (CIC), if revision is deemed substantial
    3. Executive Committee of the Academic Senate (ExCom), if revision is deemed substantial
    4. Academic Senate, if revision is deemed substantial
    5. University President, if revision is deemed substantial
  6. University Curriculum Coordinator facilitates the completion of the proposal and addition into the catalog
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