109.1 New or Revised Academic Major

Created by: Stephanie Ferguson on 03/15/2000
Category: 1 - Academic Affairs; 00 - General
Originator: Academic Policies Committee
Current File: 109.1
Adoption Date: 01/28/2016
Reviewed for Currency: 01/28/2016
Replaces File: 109.1
Date of Origin: 10/08/1984
Classification: Faculty
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109.1 New or Revised Academic Major


A. Background

The Academic Policies Committee, in cooperation with the academic administration, is charged with developing curricular policies for all undergraduate academic programs. All students at FurmanUniversity are required to complete an academic major in order to receive a bachelor's degree.


B. Policy

A new academic major or a substantive change in an existing major must be approved by all relevant departments and academic programs, the Academic Policies Committee, the general faculty, and the academic administration.


C. Guidelines

1. After departmental and programmatic approvals, a proposal for a new academic major or for substantive change to an existing academic major will be submitted first to the Dean of the Faculty, who will evaluate the resources necessary for the adoption or change.

2. The Dean of the Faculty will forward the proposal, with his or her evaluation, to the Academic Policies Committee.

3. The Academic Policies Committee will evaluate the proposal and, if it is approved, will present it to the faculty for action. (Initial consideration of new individual courses, if any, will be the responsibility of the Curriculum Committee.)

4. After approval by the faculty, the proposal will be returned to the Dean of the Faculty for approval and then sent to the Provost for final approval.