The Academic Planning Process

The University’s academic master plan provides the timeline for implementing new majors. As a young campus, reviewing this academic plan annually is an important endeavor involving the Academic Planning Committee, the Academic Senate, the Provost and the President. Once approved on campus each fall, CI’s academic plan is forwarded by Academic Programs and Planning to the Chancellor’s Office for eventual approval in March by the Board of Trustees.

The following forms are provided for faculty proposing a change to the Academic Master Plan or submitting a program proposal for a new degree. The Proposal to Change the Academic Master Plan or ‘short form’ is used to add a degree to the master plan. The Program Proposal or ‘long form’ is used to develop a full program proposal for a degree already on the master plan.

As approved by the CSU Board of Trustees 2016:

PROGRAMSCURRENT DEGREESPROGRAM REVIEWSPLANNED DEGREES*
Existing Schools/Divisions and Degree Programs Offered or ProposedDegrees OfferedYear Initiated - Minors Not NotedSchedule for Review of Existing ProgramsProposed Degree Programs Fall Term
AnthropologyMinor/BA20122017-2018 
Applied PhysicsMinor/BS20082015-2016 
Applied Sociology   MS 2013
ArtMinor/BA2002  
Asian Pacific StudiesMinor   
BiologyMinor/BA/BS2005/20022015-2016 
Biotechnology and BioinformaticsMS*20042015-2016 
BusinessMinor/BS**/MBA (self support)2002/20042015-2016, MBA 2015-2016 
ChemistryMinor/BA/BS20042018-2019 
Chicana/o StudiesMinor/BA20082015-2016 
Coastal Sustainability   MS* 2012
CommunicationMinor/BA20072014-2015 
Computer Game Design/DevMinor2006  
Computer ScienceMinor/BS/MS*2002/20052015-2016; MS 2015-2016 
Early Childhood StudiesBA 2007-20082014-2015  
EconomicsMinor/BA20042017-2018 
EducationMA/EdD***2004  
EnglishMinor/BA20072014-2015 
Environmental Science and Resource ManagementMinor/BS20022015-2016 
Freedom & Justice Studies   BA 2013
Geography & Urban Studies   BA 2014
Global StudiesMinor/BA 2015 2021-2022 
Health Sciences BS  2019-2020 
HistoryMinor/BA20042017-2018MA 2012
Information TechnologyBS20052012-2013 
Liberal StudiesBA20022014-2015 
MathematicsMinor/BS/MS*20022014-2015; MS 2015-2016 
Mechatronics Engineering   BS 2016
NursingBS**20072013-2014MS*  2014
Performing ArtsMinor/BA20062012-2013 
Philosophy   BA 2014
Political ScienceMinor/BA20062012-2013 
PsychologyMinor/BA**20042017-2018 MA 2016
Public Administration   MPA 2012
SociologyMinor/BA20052012-2013 
SpanishMinor/BA20052018-2019 

* Offered through Special Sessions

** Also offered through Special Sessions

*** Launching Summer 2016

Note: Underlined programs are accredited subject area