Program Approval Matrix for Michigan Association of State Universities, Board of Regents, & Higher Learning Commission

  

Type Michigan Association of State Universities Board of Regents Higher Learning Commission
New Degrees: Yes No[1] Yes
New Majors: Yes No No[2]
Change in Majors:      
Title Yes No No
Concentration/Track/Specialist No No No
Change/Drop in # of Courses Required No[3] No No
Addition in # of Courses No[4] No No
New Minors: No No No
Change in Minors:      
Change # of Credits Awarded in Minor No No No
Addition/Change in Courses in Minor No No No
New Certificate: No No No[5]
Change in Certificate: No No No

 

[1] Unless the college is offering a new degree type/level. 

[2] Unless the new major is unrelated to existing degree program(s) (i.e., it represents a significant departure from programs previously included in the University’s accreditation). 

[3] Unless the change/drop to the major consists of three or more courses (i.e., changing one or two courses does not require MASU review). 

[4] Unless the addition to the major consists of three or more courses (i.e., adding one or two courses does not require MASU review). 

[5] Unless the certificate program seeks Title IV eligibility and consists of 50% or more of new courses developed specifically for the requested program (i.e., the certificate is not a subset of courses from an existing certificate degree program). 

Note: All programs seeking the “certificate” designation must receive approval through the curriculum review process and adhere to the UM-Dearborn Undergraduate or Graduate Certificate Policy.

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