The chair coordinates the department conversation about major requirements, ensures that the major requirements are accurately described in the university catalog, and sees that the advising details in support of major requirements are posted on the departmental web site or delivered in printed form. A department that has voted to make substantive changes to its major requirements must submit them to the Academic Policies Committee (through the course proposal system) and ultimately obtain approval from the full faculty. See the major exceptions section of this guide in regard to exceptions or waivers of major requirements for individual students. Consult with the Associate Dean and University Registrar or the Chair of Academic Policies Committee to confirm whether any particular change warrants extra-departmental faculty consideration.
See Policy 190.5 Academic Policies Committee Operating Procedures