Academic Changes, Degree Program Changes, New Degrees

To initiate a Qualtrics form for Academic Changes, Degree Program Changes, and New Degree Programs click here


You can view the information you'll need for Academic Changes/Degree Program Changes on our downloadable .pdf

You can view the information you'll need for New Degree Programs on our downloadable .pdf


Making an Academic Change/ Making a Change to an Existing Degree Program

Undergraduate academic changes are changes to a college's academic policy or existing degree programs. They affect a student's pursuit of an existing degree, major, concentration/track/option, academic honors, etc. Some examples of undergraduate academic changes are:

  • changing the requirements of an existing degree program (major) 
    • e.g. adding a new subject to the degree program
    • e.g. deleting a course from a list of many courses that will fulfill a three-hour requirement;
  • changing the requirements to remain in or graduate from a degree program or from the college;
  • adding, deleting, or changing restrictions on electives;
  • adding, deleting, or changing a track or option, including changing the name;
  • adding, deleting, or changing an honors program, including changing its name; and
  • establishing, changing, or dropping requirements for admission to a degree program or to the college.

      Some degree program changes require permission from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). In addition to the information provided below, also reference THECB's guidelines. If your degree program change requires THECB approval, the UT Qualtrics form will prompt you to fill out and upload the proper documents. The Provost's Office will submit these documents to THECB.Changes that require THECB permission include:

      All proposals are submitted electronically by the college to Office of the General Faculty through a UT Qualtrics form. Please review the information required to complete the Academic Change/ Degree Change form in our guidelines. 


      Adding a New Degree Program

      All new degree programs require approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). 

      Proposers will be prompted to complete and upload these documents in the UT Qualtrics form. The Provost's Office will submit these documents to THECB.

      A 30-day notification period to public institutions within a 50-mile radius is required for new degree programs. The Provost’s Office will manage the notification process.

      All proposals are submitted electronically by the college to Office of the General Faculty through a UT Qualtrics form.