Area of Study Certification Program: An undergraduate program comprised of a coherent pattern of courses (18-30 semester hours). Normally, the program is open only to graduates, but other qualified individuals may apply. At least 15 semester hours or two-thirds (2/3) of the semester hour credits (whichever is greater) must be completed at the college; no less than one-half (1/2) of the credits at the upper division level.
may have two (2) meanings:
Minor Program: A grouping of selected, related and approved courses that originate under a major degree program. The minor has stated goals and a suggested distribution and sequence of courses to include lower and upper level. (Minors shall consist of a minimum of 18 semester hours in a specified field other than one's major.)
Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) and Certificate of Advanced of Graduate Study (CAGS): Certificate program proposals will need to indicate which level of certificate is being sought. The COGS indicate post-baccalaureate achievement and the CAGS indicate achievement beyond the Master's degree. Both will consist of a coherent pattern of 9-24 semester hours of graduate courses. Applicants seeking admission to a certificate of advanced study program must meet normal admission requirements except that G.R.E. scores will not be required. No more than three (3) semester hour credits from other institutions may be transferred to meet requirements of this program. Course work offered for these Certificates, while in every way appropriately designated graduate course work, may not necessarily fulfill programmatic requirements in individual graduate programs or conceivably in any graduate program except as electives. This certificate program is not designed for those who intend to matriculate in a master's degree program.
Quasi-Curricular Proposals: The SCC will preliminarily identify quasi-curricular proposals and forward them to the Executive Committee of the Senate, to route and track quasi-curriculum proposals, and to respond to queries concerning quasi-curricular proposals in process. The Executive Committee of the Senate is to be responsible for determining the final disposition of proposals preliminarily identified as "quasi-curricular" by the Curriculum Committee. The Executive Committee of the Senate is to be responsible for the establishment of procedures by which open hearings may be held before the Senate. Quasi-curricular proposals include the creation of a new department or college or dissolution of an existing department or college, and the shift of a department from one college to another.