The Academic Program Intake form is utilized to inform Academic Affairs of the department's
intent regarding programs, articulation agreements, partnering with a new institution
or initiating coursework in an off-campus location. By submitting the Intake form,
Academic Affairs is able to determine feasibility of offering the program, agreement
or new site; the necessity of the program agreement or new site; and whether the proposal
is a substantive change requiring SACSCOC prior approval or notification.
THEC supports three avenues of new academic program development:
Elevating a existing concentration to a stand alone major. In this scenario, an academic
department would utilize an exisiting concentration which was high producing and create
a new major with a distinct CIP code from the major in which it is currently housed.
Please visit our Elevating a Concentration to a Stand-Alone Major page for specific requirements.
The second option is the New Academic Program Proposal normal process. For this process
a Letter or Notification is required and must receive THEC approval before the Academic
Department is able to move forward with the program proposal and receive internal
approval. Please visit our New Academic Program Proposal - Normal Process page for specific requirements.
The final option for program creation is the New Academic Program Proposal - Expedited
Process. In this process, the Letter of Notification and New Program Proposal is required
but they have an abbreviated approval process period. Please visit our New Academic Program Proposal - Expedited Process for specific requirements.
A new major/degree program not previously offered
Consolidate an existing academic program*
Consolidate existing academic programs regardless of degree designations for Performance
Funding purposes only*
Conversion of an existing ground program to a fully on-line program*
Curriculum modifications with increase or decrease total hours required for a degree*
Establish a certificate 24 credit hours or less using one or more new courses, regardless
of degree level#
Establish a certificate 24 credit hours or less using only existing courses, regardless
of degree level (repackaging of existing courses)*
Establish a new concentration or minor#
Establish an articulation agreement between institutions*
Inactivation of an existing program or concentration*
Reactivation of a program that was placed on inactivation within the past 3 years*
Termination with or without phase-out of an existing program or concentration*
Changes to degree designations#
New major/degree program not previously offered
Elevation of an existing concentration to a stand alone academic program#
* Intake form requires approval of Department Chair, Dean and Academic Affairs Curriculum
# Intake form requires approval of Department Chair, Dean, Academic Affairs Curriculum
Coordinator, VP/AVPAA, Provost/SVPAA.
For instructions on completing the Academic Program Intake form, please visit: