Academic Policies and Procedures

Programs (or 'Majors')

Programs are officially approved courses of study and research leading to a master's or doctoral degree. They may be administered from within a disciplinary department or across departments by an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary cluster of faculty. Some programs have official areas of concentration within them (called Named Options or Subplans) at the master's and/or doctoral levels. Both programs and named options appear on the student's transcript. Some programs have unofficial tracks, specializations, or concentrations but these are not listed on the transcript. Contact the program's graduate coordinator for more information.

Students who would like to pursue an individual program different from approved programs should see Special Graduate Committee Degrees.

See Addition/Change of Program, Plan, or Named Option, Named Option, Degrees (Plans), Minors, Special Graduate Committee Degrees

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