Minors, Concentrations and Emphasis

CSU information about creating minors, concentrations, etc.

Revisions to minors, concentrations and emphasis follow the revision process for revision to a degree program. The form can be found at the link to the left - FORMS

Checklist for revision to Minors, Concentrations and Emphasis

  • School and Department identified.
  • Contact person identified.
  • School Curriculum Committee approval noted.
  • Indicated if GE or Graduate Studies affected, if so obtain approvals and signatures.
  • Provide basic detail about changes and clearly indicate date of proposed implementation.
  • Provide a document showing side by side changes in the minor, concentration or emphasis.
  • Provide a rationale for the change(s).
  • If another School is affected by this change, include a letter of acknowledgment.
  • Clearly indicate if any resource changes are required or how resources are being deployed differently due to the change.
  • Discuss the learning outcomes met by the revision.
  • Discuss how the revision will be assessed.
  • Include a new course form (MCCCF) for any new courses and include syllabi.

Proposals for changes in existing minors, concentrations and empahases will be reviewed at the School level by the School Curriculum Committee (or its equivalent), EPC, the Senate, the Provost and the President. Changes to be so reviewed include changes in focus, degree requirements or number of units.

Proposals resulting in a change in the number of units required for a degree program must be reported to the Chancellor's Office.