Curriculum Guide


Easily embed program and course content into department web pages: The Acalog Widget allows Departments to include up-to-date program & course information in their websites without making frequent edits to remain in sync with the official catalog.
New Degree Programs and Program Revisions Currently on Hiatus: Please see New Degree Programs and Program Revisions for step by step instructions.
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; 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.

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Call-Out: All New Degree Programs and Program Revisions are currently on hiatus.

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