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 2020:

PROGRAMSCURRENT DEGREESPROGRAM REVIEWSPLANNED DEGREES*
Schools or Divisions and Degree Programs TitleDegrees OfferedYear Initiated - Minors Not NotedAcademic Year for Scheduled Program ReviewProjected Program and Originally Approved Implementation year
AnthropologyBA20122023
Applied PhysicsBS20082022
ArtBA20022021
BiologyBA/BS2005/20022022
Biotechnology and BioinformaticsMS*20042022
BusinessBS**/MBA*2002/20042020
ChemistryBA/BS20042020
Chicana/o StudiesBA20082022
Coastal SustainabilityMS* 2012
CommunicationBA20072021
Computer ScienceBS/MS*2002/20052022
Early Childhood StudiesBA2007-20082021
EconomicsBA20042024
EducationMA/EdD***20042020
EnglishBA20072021
Environmental Science and Resource ManagementBS20022022
Freedom & Justice StudiesBA 2013
Global StudiesBA20152021
Health SciencesBS2020
HistoryBA20042023MA 2012
Information TechnologyBS20052019
Liberal StudiesBA20022021
MathematicsBS/MS*20022021
Mechatronics Engineering20192023
NursingBS**/MS*2007/2020BS-2020
Performing ArtsBA20062020
PhilosophyBA 2014
Political ScienceBA20062019
PsychologyBA**20042023MA 2016
Public AdministrationMPA 2012
SociologyMinor/BA20052020
Sociology - AppliedMS 2013
SpanishBA20052019

* Offered through Extended University

** Also offered through Special Sessions

*** Inactive 2019

Note: Underlined programs are nationally accredited subject area

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