Curricular program is defined as the specific course requirements for any major, minor, or certificate program to be applied toward some degree or certificate granting program offered by the University.
Changes in the total number of credit hours required to complete a degree program, or in the number of credit hours required to complete a particular major or minor, changes in the title of the degree or certificate, and additions and deletions of any specific courses will be interpreted as modifications of a curricular program.
Changing the timing of specified courses from fall to spring semester or sophomore to junior year) is not considered a modification requiring approval.
All petitions for new courses and/or curricular programs must be submitted to the Provost's Office according to the following timeline:
November 15, 2012 for courses to be offered during the 2013 fall term.
March 1, 2013 for courses to be offered during the 2014 spring and summer term.
All curriculum changes at the University are effective on August 15 each year.
All lab/class fee changes for credit courses must be approved by the Provost before being forwarded to the Bursar's Office. Any fee requests over $35 must be approved by the USI Board of Trustees BEFORE being implemented.
For additional information regarding undergraduate curricula, please refer to Frequently Asked Questions or refer to the University Faculty Handbook, Section III, Faculty and Academic Policies, pages 63-72.