Curricular Approval Processes

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 SBS Course Approval Process

SBS Course Approval Process

All SBS course and course fee additions, modifications, and deletions need prior departmental and SBS Dean’s Office approval before they are entered into the UAccess Student Course Management System.  Faculty members should speak with their unit head to learn about departmental approval processes.  For information on SBS Dean’s Office Approval Processes, please click here.

The SBS Deadlines for course approval for inclusion in the Fall Schedule of Classes is November 19 for general education courses and January 25 for all other courses.  The Deadline for inclusion in the Spring Schedule of Classes is April 1 for general education courses and August 25 for all other courses.  If these deadlines fall on a weekend, the deadline is the following Monday.

For questions related to SBS course approval, please email Ricky Salazar at

Curricular Approval Process for Academic Programs and Units

The creation, modification, or disestablishment of academic programs and academic units requires a two-stage approval process—(1) planning; and (2) implementation.  These include:

•    Creation, modification or disestablishment of an academic program or unit;
•    Name changes (e.g., major, minor, degree type, college, school, department);
•    Transfer of an academic program or unit from one college to another;
•    Merger of two or more academic programs or units.

For information and forms required for the planning to and implementation stages, please click here

Please note that Graduate Certificates, Accelerated Master’s Programs and Graduate Dual Degrees have individual curricular approval processes that do NOT require ABOR approval.   Click on the hyperlinks above to learn more about these approval processes.