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Propose a Core Course

Proposals to add a core course or update an existing core course should be submitted using the appropriate core course proposal form. The form and attached syllabus should be routed through the college dean’s office and returned via email to Core Course Proposals with a copy sent to the college dean or associate dean.

To remove a course from the core curriculum, please email Core Course Proposals with the reason for removal.

Each department, center, or academic program follows its own process and guidelines, which are established by each college or school. Proposed changes must be submitted in accordance with internal deadlines. Those planning a change should consult their dean before proceeding.

After the approval process within the college or school is complete, the dean will send the core course proposal form to the School of Undergraduate Studies (UGS). A syllabus must be included for proposals to add a core course.

UGS submits the proposal to the core area subcommittees to ensure compliance with student competencies and then refers the proposal to Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee (UGSAC) for approval.

The proposed changes are not ratified until they have received approval by Faculty Council and final approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).