Curriculum Guide

Announcements

New Degree Programs: If you are planning a new degree program, please see New Degree Programs for step by step instructions and schedule your consultation.
Curriculum Deadlines: Curriculum proposal deadlines have been updated. Please refer to these when preparing your proposals.

Welcome to the Curriculum Guide of Sonoma State University

The Office of Academic Programs supports and provides oversight in the area of curriculum development, including new degree programs; modification to existing degree programs; new course development and modification to courses.

The SSU Curriculum Guide assists faculty and the curriculum committees in the development and processing of curricular proposals. All Curriculum proposals must be submitted in Curriculog.

For assistance with developing curriculum proposals, contact curriculum@sonoma.edu; for assistance with Curriculog, see Curriculog Guides and Resources or contact the Catalog & Curriculum Specialist, Kari Manwiller, (707) 664-4229; for ARR questions, contact Katie Musick, (707) 664-2844.

Department Name Change

Programs

Please see the Program Planning Guide which can help you develop new programs as well as revise current programs, as well as concentrations, emphasis and minors.

Proposals that require approval by Chancellor's Office:

  • New baccalaureate or master's degree
  • Elevation of emphasis or concentration to full degree
  • New subplan/concentration
  • New Site Location, Program Modality or Program Source

Proposals that require notification to Chancellor's Office:

  • Discontinue a baccalaureate or master's degree
  • Discontinue a subplan/concentration
  • Substantive changes to program or requirements

Proposals that do not need Chancellor's Office approval or notification:

  • New minor, credential or certificate
  • Discontinue minor, credential or certificate
  • Minimal adjustments to the program
  • Cosmetic changes to clarify existing program requirements
  • Add approved course as "option" to existing list of electives
  • Academic Reorganization
  • Creation or elimination of noncredit program

Courses

Curriculum Resources