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Program Policies & Guidelines

Edit an Existing Program

To propose changes to an existing program, use the online Curriculum Management system.

Propose a New Minor

To propose a new minor, use the online Curriculum Management system.

Be sure to consult Academic Policy for Minors.

Propose a New Concentration

To propose a new concentration, use the online Curriculum Management system.

Be sure to consult Academic Policy for Concentrations.

Propose a New Specialization

To propose a new specialization, use the online Curriculum Management system.

Be sure to consult Academic Policy for Specializations.

Propose a New Academic Graduate Certificate Program

To propose a new academic graduate certificate program, use the online Curriculum Management system.

Be sure to consult Academic Policy for Graduate Certificate Programs.

Propose a New Degree Program

Proposing a new major degree program is quite complex, and is a lengthy process.

Please contact the Academic Programs and Planning Office for more information.

Discontinue a Degree Program

Please contact the Academic Programs and Planning Office for more information.

Name Change to a Degree Program

The nature of degree program name changes may vary considerably, from a change that is minor to one that is quite significant (virtually a new program). All degree name changes must be submitted to the Chancellor's Office for approval.

Be sure to consult Academic Policy for Change of Degree Title/Name or Code.

Substantive Degree Program Change

As defined by Cal Poly's accrediting agency, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), substantive changes include off-campus programs, distance learning programs, and an addition of a degree program at a level different from that previously offered by the university.

Please contact the Academic Programs and Planning Office for more information.

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