New Concentrations and Minors

New Concentrations

Template for New Concentrations

Undergraduate 2-Year and 4-Year Templates

All concentrations must be in compliance with Executive Order 1071 and Senate Policy 14-9:

Concentrations within degree program must constitute less than half of the units required in the program, which could include preparation for the major, core courses, and major requirements, including culminating experience units (project, portfolio, or 299).

  • For Undergraduate Programs: At least 10% of the units for the degree must have a unique set of requirements for that concentration.
  • For Graduate Programs: At least 30% of the units for the degree must be a unique set of requirements for that concentration.

Once your proposal is complete, upload proposal via the New Program Proposal in Curriculog.

New Minors

Template for Minors

All minors must be in compliance with Senate Policy 16-4:

An undergraduate minor is a formal aggregate of courses in a designated subject area distinct from and outside the student's degree major, consisting of 12 or more semester units (no more than 24 units). The policy outlines that at least 6 of these units should be upper division.

Be aware that Minors differ from degree programs in some administrative details. These include:

  • Under normal circumstances, sustaining a Minor cannot, in and of itself, be a criteria for hiring new faculty;
  • There is no guarantee that a Minor be ‘taught out’ if it is discontinued.

Because of these issues we ask that you encourage your students to declare the minor as soon as possible in their program.

Once your proposal is complete, upload proposal via the New Program Proposal in Curriculog.