New Degree Programs

CSU New Program Development

Use the CSU template to write your proposal - Attach the cover sheet for EPC found on the forms page.

New degree programs - Approvals (Traditional Two-Phase Method)

  1. Bachelor's degrees
    1. Addition to the Master Plan (Prospectus required) - Prospectus form link
      1. Review/Recommendation/Approval: School, Academic Programs, Academic Planning, Assessment & Resources Committee, Educational Policies Committee, Senate, President, Chancellor's Office, CSU Trustees, CPEC.
      2. Timeline: Campus process complete--March 15
        Chancellor's Office--Fall semester
        Board of Trustees--March 15
    2. Formal Program Approval (Full proposal required)
      1. Review/Recommendation/Approval: School, Academic Programs, EPC, Senate, President, Chancellor's Office.
      2. Timeline:
        1. Fall implem.--Campus process complete by Dec. 15
        2. Spring implem.--Campus process compl. by May 15
  2. Graduate degrees
    Like Bachelor's degrees except that Graduate Studies reviews before EPC.

 

New degree programs- Approvals (Fast Track)

A new degree program may be approved on the Fast Track if and only if it

a) can be offered at a high level of quality within existing resources or is demonstrably self-supporting;

b) is not subject to specialized accreditation;

c) can be adequately housed without a major capital outlay project;

d) is consistent with all existing state, federal, and trustee's policies;

e) is at the bachelor's or master's level; f) has been subject to a thorough campus review and approval process.

  1. Bachelor's degrees
    1. Formal Program Approval (Full proposal required)
      1. Review/Recommend/Approval: School, Academic Programs, EPC, Senate, President, Chancellor's Office, CSU Trustees, CPEC.
      2. Timeline
        1. Full implem.(August)--campus process complete by Dec. 15.
        2. Limited implem. (January)--campus process complete by June 1.
  2. Master's degrees
    Like Bachelor's degrees except that Graduate Studies reviews before EPC.