Office of Academic Programs

Our MissionStan State

The Academic Programs Team serve faculty and deans in the educational effectiveness process and provide support and coordination for academic program reviews, curriculum and program development, program accreditation by discipline, and regional accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). This website brings together information and contact information for the staff who provide expertise and support. 

Academic Programs

The University offers a rich mix of 43 undergraduate majors and 23 graduate programs (15 master's programs, seven post-graduate credentials, and a doctorate in educational leadership). Programs are offered at the Turlock campus and the Stanislaus State Stockton Center. Additionally, University Extended Education represents Stanislaus State as a self-support division that offers a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, professional development courses and certificates, and international education opportunities at both the Turlock campus and the Stockton Center, as well as through hybrid and fully online modes of instruction.

AVP for Academic Affairs 

The Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs / Accreditation Liaison Officer oversees the following offices and programs:

  • Academic Programs
  • Assessment
  • Accreditation
  • General Education
  • Writing Proficiency Screening Test

Currently, Shawna Young leads Academic Programs as the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. If you need assistance developing courses or programs, please do not hesitate to be in touch with the Curriculum Specialist. Contact information can be found here

We invite you to explore the resources available. Please be in touch with your questions or if the we can assist you in any way: Contact Information.

Quick Resources

  • A list of undergraduate and graduate programs:

Academic Programs

  • The approval route of curriculum changes:

Approval of Curricular Actions

  • List of University policies

Faculty Handbook

  • List of Chancellor's Office policies

CO's Policies

  • Degree programs and subprograms, such as concentration, tracks, or emphases, are assigned CSU Degree Codes with matching federal reporting codes (CIP - Classification of Instructiona Program codes). CIP is a taxonomic scheme that supports the accurate tracking and reporting of fields of study and program completions activity. For a list of CSU Degree Codes, utilize the linked Chancellor's Office resource:

CSU Codes to CIP

  • Information and guides to help faculty develop course learning outcomes and syllabi can be found on the Assessment website:

Course Learning OutcomesSyllabus Template

  • Need help assigning a new course a course classification number or how to determine faculty workload for a course? Utilize the following resources:

Data Element DictionaryHow to Calculate Faculty Workload

  • Insitutional data about program enrollment numbers:

Institutional Research

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