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Curriculum Process

UT Tyler Office of Academic Affairs

The curriculum consists of all the courses and all the academic programs offered by the colleges—degrees, concentrations, minors, and certificates. Any substantive curricular change that will result in a change to the catalog or other official documents of the University must follow the approval process outlined below.

Changes to the curriculum require the approval of the departmental curriculum committee, the departmental chairperson, college curriculum committee, the dean of the college, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee or the Graduate Council, and the Provost.  Changes to prerequisites or co-requisites for courses only require the approval of the departmental chairperson, the dean of the college, and the provost.


The online University Catalog is updated annually and is published in April for the following academic year. Curriculum approvals received by the March 1 deadline will be included in the catalog for the next academic year.

Coordination with other Units

If a change may have an impact on another unit, there should be consultation with that unit prior to submitting the change. The chairperson or dean of the affected unit should sign the change form, indicating approval of the proposed change.

Curriculum Forms - Undergraduate and Graduate

All new graduate and undergraduate course proposals must include Student Learning Outcomes and assessment methods as well as a complete syllabus.

New Course Form  Use the new course form if you are creating a new course, changing the prefix and/or number of an old course, changing the credits required for a course, or changing the level of a course.

Course Change Form  Use the Course Change Form if you are changing the name of a course, deleting a course, changing the description, adding or deleting prerequisites or co-requisites. Do not use for changing Prefix or Number.

New Program/Program Change Form  Use this form if you are substantively changing the requirements for a degree, such as admission or graduation requirements, core courses, number of hours required, etc. Also use this form if you are proposing a new concentration/track, new minor, new certificate or new degree program, or seeking to delete one of them. If you have approval from the Provost to propose a new degree program, you will need to download THECB New Program Request Form for Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees or Doctoral Program. You are encouraged to work with the Vice Provost as you prepare the proposal. When submitting a new degree proposal to the various committees please include the following documents: