Program Development & Approval

The purpose of this site is to guide faculty members, chairs/directors and curriculum committee members through the curriculum/academic program approval process.

University Approval

University approval is required to establish, revise or inactivate courses, programs or policies.  For further information, visit the Curriculum Services website.

State Approval

After obtaining approval from the appropriate university bodies, approval from the Ohio Board of Regents is required to establish, revise or inactivate programs. Specifically, you need RACGS approval if you want to:

  1. Offer a new degree program
  2. Offer a new degree program derived from an existing sub-discipline
  3. Offer a new interdisciplinary degree program
  4. Offer a new joint degree program
  5. Offer a new certificate/licensure/endorsement program requiring 21 or more credit hours
  6. Offer 50% or more of an existing degree program or certificate/licensure/endorsement program requiring 21 or more credit hours off-site, via distance/electronic media via blended delivery method
  7. Change the name of a degree (e.g., from a Master of Science to a Master of Engineering)
  8. Change the title of a degree (e.g., from Industrial Engineering to Industrial and Systems Engineering)
  9. Change the name and title of a degree
  10. Suspend admissions or discontinue offering a degree program or certificate/licensure/endorsement program requiring 21 or more credit hours