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Policy 6-117: Undergraduate Emphases

  1. Purpose and Scope
    1. (Reserved)
  2. Definitions
    1. (Reserved)
  3. Policy
    1. An emphasis is a program of study within an established major that enables a student to focus on courses in a particular field within a degree program. The emphasis pursued appears on the student's transcript but not on their diploma.
    2. Each proposal to cause an existing emphasis to appear on student transcripts must be approved by the curriculum committee of the college where the major is housed and by the Undergraduate Council, and then forwarded to the Academic Senate as an information item.
  4. Rules, Procedures, Guidelines, Forms and other related resources
    1. Rules
    2. Procedures
    3. Guidelines
      1. Guidelines for Proposals for Undergraduate Emphases
      2. Memo - Multiple Emphases Guidelines
    4. Forms
    5. Other related resource materials
  5. References:
    1. (Reserved)
  6. Contacts:
    1. Policy Owner:
      1. Questions about this Policy and any related Rules, Procedures and Guidelines should be directed to the Sr. Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies.
      Policy Officers:
        Only the Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Sr. Vice President for Health Sciences or their designees have the authority to grant exceptions to this policy.
  7. History:
    1. Revision history:
      1. This is a new policy. Effective date is October 27, 2008
      2. Approved by the Academic Senate: September 8, 2008
      3. Approved by the Board of Trustees: October 27, 2008

Policy: 6-117 Rev: 0
Date: October 27, 2008

Last Updated: 8/4/21