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New degree programs

A new program is any new offering that has program requirements and learning outcomes that are substantially different from those of any existing approved programs offered by the university. The final determination of whether a proposed offering constitutes a new program shall rest with the Curriculum and Program Review Committee or Graduate Studies Committee chair as appropriate.

New degree program proposals are subject to quality review by external appraisers under the provincial quality assurance framework, and in accordance with prescribed procedures and documentation requirements (see Quality Assurance Handbook, Section 5: New Degree Programs for full requirements).

All new academic programs will be subject to periodic review subsequent to their implementation, with the first review occurring within eight years of the start of the program, in accordance with the university's procedures for program reviews.

To view the guidelines and proposal brief documentation, please visit the guidelines section.