Elevating Concentrations to a Full Degree

Any option or concentration that is seeking to elevate their program to a full degree must prepare a proposal as if it was a new degree, in that it must reflect the needs of the students and the state, be broadly based, and demonstrate depth, relevance, and applicability to the real world of work. View the CSU Office of the Chancellor guidance document Elevating Options and Concentrations to Full Degree Major Programs [pdf]

Submit the following required documents in Curriculog (instructions linked):

  1. Elevate a Concentration [docx] (template linked)
  2. Comprehensive Assessment Plan [docx] (template linked)
  3. Curriculum Matrix [docx] (template linked)
  4. Side by Side Comparison of the current major, all current concentrations in the major, and the proposed concentration degree that is seeking to be elevated to a full degree and their degree requirements to clearly show compliance with EO 1071.
  5. Advising Roadmap: Include an undergraduate 2-year (if applicable per SB 1440) and undergraduate 4-year degree roadmaps (follow the links download your existing, approved roadmap). Graduate programs should also submit sample roadmaps.
    Blank Template for Ugrd 2-Year Roadmap [pdf] | Blank Template for Ugrd 4-Year Roadmap [pdf]
  6. Special Session/Self Support proposals also require a budget: CSU CO’s Budget Template.