Approval of Curricular Updates

Curricular Updates

Curricular Updates, depending on the level of change, may be categorized as either standard or substantial.

Curricular Affairs manages the approval process for Undergraduate and Graduate substantial updates, which include one or more of the following changes to a major, minor, certificate, or emphasis, as applicable:

  • Change to General Education or Foundation requirements 
  • An increase or decrease of units required to complete the program
  • Change of 25% or more of required coursework in the program

Contact Curricular Affairs with any questions or if you are uncertain whether your curricular updates meet this threshold. See the Undergraduate Proposal Approval Table and Graduate Proposal Approval Table for appropriate forms and approvals needed. 

Undergraduate standard updates are called for annually each fall to take effect the following catalog year. The UAccess Curriculum Update module is open from September 19 - October 31, 2022 for the 2023-24 catalog.

Please email to let us know if you need training and security access to submit updates for your programs. For details on the curricular update process, please see the following resources: 

How to Submit Curricular Updates (pdf)

Curricular Updates Process Walkthrough Video (Panopto)

Graduate standard updates are managed through the Graduate College. Graduate Programs Curricular Changes Form