Curriculum Guide

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. Information ranges from how to think about creating new programs to the process of approval for revision to a course. All Curriculum proposals must be submitted in Curriculog.

For assistance, please contact; for assistance with Curriculog, contact the Catalog & Curriculum Specialist, Kari Manwiller, (707) 664-4229; for ARR question, contact Katie Musick, (707) 664-2844.

Declarations of Curricular Change 2021-2022

Deadlines & Proposal Routing

2020-2021 Curriculum Proposal Deadlines

Proposals are routed for approval as specified in each of the sections under Programs and Courses.

All curriculum and program requests must be submitted through Curriculog.

SSU Online Academic Catalog

Course and Curriculum Proposal Tips & FAQs


Proposals that require approval by Chancellor's Office:
  • New baccalaureate or master's 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


Curriculum Resources