Academic Program Proposals

Academic Programs | Overview

Definition of Academic Programs: A program of study which leads to a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree or minors, concentrations, emphases, options, and certificates for academic credit.

Our campus is comprised of 4 colleges: College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Business Administration; College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work; and College of Science. The University grants the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Music (BM), Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Social Work (MSW), and the Doctor of Education (EdD). Currently, 59 undergraduate degree programs are offered (42 undergraduate major programs and 17 minor programs); 31 graduate programs are offered (24 major programs and 7 credential programs). 

List of Stanislaus State Degree Programs

The Office of Academic Programs welcomes the opportunity to work with deans and department chairs to support faculty efforts in developing new degree programs.  For more information on proposing degree programs, please follow the links in the left-hand navigation under "Academic Program Proposals."

For further assistance with academic programs, the following resource is published yearly by the Chancellor's Office.  The document includes a compilation of pertinent laws, statutes, policies, and descriptions of processes used by the Chancellor’s Office relating to academic programs.

2015 Program Planning Resource Guide

More information about other types of degree program proposals, such as joint-doctoral programs, or other program development information can be found on the Chancellor's Office website