Approval Process for New Academic Majors and Minors
New majors requires on-campus and ABOR approval. Departments are encouraged to work with Martin Marquez, Assistant Director for Academic Programs. While we accept new academic major proposals on a rolling basis, departments that wish to launch a degree program by fall are encouraged to submit the New Academic Program Proposal Form, Comparison Chart for Majors, and Budget Projection Form to Martin by October. For questions on the Budget Projection Form, please consult the Budget Projection Instructions Form. Forms can be found HERE.
New program proposals can take some time to make it through all of the required faculty governance councils and we cannot guarantee approval timelines for new academic programs. Once ABOR approval is granted academic units have two years from the time of ABOR approval to complete the approval processes to implement the program.
UA governing committees and ABOR must approve all new or modified academic programs before the program or unit may be announced.
New Program Requiring a Program Fee
Units that would like to establish a new academic major with a program fee also need to complete and submit the ABOR Request to Establish a New Academic Program Requiring a Program Fee Form. This additional form is to be submitted with the New Academic Program Proposal Form.
New Academic Majors Approval Flowchart
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New academic minors require the same on-campus approval workflow and documentation as new majors, but they do not require ABOR approval. Departments who wish to request a new minor need to submit a New Academic Program Proposal Form, Comparison Chart for Minors and Certificates, and Budget Projection Form to Martin Marquez. For questions on the Budget Projection Form, please consult the Budget Projection Instructions Form. Forms can be found HERE.