A concentration (sub-plan) within an existing degree program (plan) is developed and approved at the campus level and requires approval at the department level, college level, and university level. A concentration does not require approval beyond the Dean of the Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA) as the Provost's designee.
The concentration requirements should range between 15 and 26 hours. A concentration should not deviate from the existing degree program by more than 26 hours. Students will receive transcript credit for successful completion of a concentration (the diploma will bear the designation of the parent degree/plan only). A distinct academic SIS code will be assigned to all new concentrations to differentiate them from the parent degree. The program should choose a distinct code in consultation with Registration and Records who can verify that the code has not been previously used.
Prepare a Memorandum (Curriculum Action Memo) and include in the memo/attachment the following:
Upon completion of the above documentation and with the signature of the Head of the department or program, the action should be submitted to your College Liaison for approval by the College Course and Curriculum Committee and Dean. Upon approval at the college level, the College Liaison will send the action to the Office of Undergraduate Courses and Curricula (OUCC) for placement on the UCCC agenda.
If approved by UCCC, the UCCC Chair and the Dean for Academic Programs & Services (APS) signs and the action is sent to Registration and Records for implementation. If the action is approved pending revision, the UCCC Chair will sign and the UCCC representative from your college will contact the appropropriate person(s) to submit the needed revision. Once the revision is received by the OUCC, the action will be signed by the Dean for APS and sent to Registration and Records for implementation.