Updates to Academic Structure: Majors, Minors & Certificates

Academic Structure and its elements are the policy and principles from which an academic institution is built. From the structure of the colleges to the degrees that are offered, the University's Academic Structure is a representation of academic actions approved through University governance for the academic operation of the institution. Components of the structure include things such as academic careers, academic departments, majors, minors, etc. Please visit Curricular Affairs for more information on the process of academic structure approvals.
Additions, updates, and other changes to the academic structure that were approved or activated in the 2023–2024 academic year are listed here. Changes made during previous academic years are linked at the bottom of this page. 

Academic Year 23-24, New Academic Programs (majors, minors, emphases, certificates)

Memorandum and Details  Date Issued First Term Admitted Notes 
Creative Intelligence & Innovation: BCII Aug 2023 Summer 2023  
Human Rights Practice: AMP Aug 2023 Fall 2023 Accelerated Master's Program between Human Rights Practice BA & MA
Software Engineering: AMP Aug 2023 Fall 2023 Accelerated Master's Program between Software Engineering BS and MS
Chemistry: AMP Sept 2023 Fall 2023 Accelerated Master's Program between Chemistry BS and MS
Data Science & Applied Statistics: PSM Sept 2023 Fall 2023 Correction to previous announcement as an MS degree
Software Engineering: PhD Oct 2023 Fall 2023  
Climate Change & Health: Public Health MPH Oct 2023 Spring 2024  
Healthcare Management: Graduate Certificate Oct 2023 Fall 2023  
Cyber Operations: Undergraduate Minor Oct 2023 Fall 2023  
Consumer, Market and Retail Studies: Applied Humanities BA Nov 2023 Fall 2023  
Creative Intelligence & Innovation: Undergraduate Minor Nov 2023 Spring 2024  
General Management & Organizations: Graduate Certificate Nov 2023 Fall 2023  
Topics in Entrepreneurship: Graduate Certificate Nov 2023 Fall 2023  
Topics of Marketing: Graduate Certificate Nov 2023 Fall 2023  
Health Law and Policy: Undergraduate Certificate Dec 2023 Spring 2024  
Human Rights Practice: Undergraduate Certificate Dec 2023 Fall 2023  

Academic Year 23-24, Changes to Academic Programs (majors, minors, emphases, certificates)

Memorandum and Details  Date Issued Term Effective Notes 
Library Information Sciences: AMP Aug 2023 Fall 2023 Association to LAW: BA added
International Security Studies: AMP Aug 2023 Fall 2023 Association to Criminal Justice Studies: BS added
Game Design & Development: BS Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Owning academic program updated to iSchool
Information Science: BS Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Owning academic program updated to iSchool
Information Science & Technology: BS Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Owning academic program updated to iSchool
Games & Behavior: BA Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Owning academic program updated to iSchool
Information Science & Art: BA Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Owning academic program updated to iSchool
Information Science & eSociety: BA Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Owning academic program updated to iSchool
Clinical Translational Science: PhD Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Academic Organization Ownership updated to Health Sciences Graduate Studies
Clinical Translational Science: MS Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Academic Organization Ownership updated to Health Sciences Graduate Studies
Clinical Translational Science: Graduate Minor Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Academic Organization Ownership updated to Health Sciences Graduate Studies
Genetic Counseling: MS Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Academic Organization Ownership updated to Clinical Health Professions
Physical Therapy: DPT Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Academic Organization Ownership updated to Clinical Health Professions
Physician Assistant: MPAP Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Academic Organization Ownership updated to Clinical Health Professions
Nutritional Sciences: Undergraduate Minor Aug 2023 Fall 2023 Chandler, Douglas, & Nogales locations of Distance campus added
Microbiology: BS Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Academic Organization Ownership updated to include Plant Sciences & Environmental Sciences
Science: BA Sept 2023 Fall 2023 Tucson location of Main campus added
Science: BS Sept 2023 Fall 2023 Tucson location of Main campus added
Nursing: DNP & Pharmacy: PD Sept 2023 Fall 2022 Created Dual Degree
Secondary Education: MED Sept 2023 Summer 2023 Distance campus and Desert Vista Location of Southern Arizona campus removed
Military Science & Leadership: Undergraduate Minor Sept 2023 Fall 2023 Pima Community College East location of Sierra Vista campus
Planetary Geoscience: BS Sept 2023 Fall 2023 Primary Owner updated to Geosciences
Software Engineering: MS Sept 2023 Spring 2024 Yuma location of Distance campus added
Health Behavior Health Promotion: Graduate Minor Oct 2023 Fall 2022 Phoenix location of Phoenix campus added
Teaching & Teacher Education: MED Oct 2023 Spring 2024 Required units decreased to 30
Cellular & Molecular Medicine: MS Oct 2023 Spring 2023 Last Admit Term added to Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham location
Law: JD & Library Information Science: MA Oct 2023 Fall 2023 New Dual Degree
Climate Change & Health: Public Health MPH Nov 2023 Summer 2024 Online location of Online campus added
Aging & Population Health: Wellness Health & Public Practice BA Nov 2023 Summer 2024 Online location of Online campus added
Health Education: Wellness Health & Public Practice BA Nov 2023 Summer 2024 Online location of Online campus added
Health & Wellness: Wellness Health & Public Practice BA Nov 2023 Summer 2024 Online location of Online campus added
Cognition: Neuroscience & Cognitive Science BS Nov 2023 Spring 2023 Online location of Online campus added
Neurobiology: Neuroscience & Cognitive Science BS Nov 2023 Spring 2023 Online location of Online campus added
Thematic: Neuroscience & Cognitive Science BS Nov 2023 Spring 2023 Online location of Online campus added
Business Analytics: MS Dec 2023 Spring 2024 Online location of Arizona International campus added
Pharmaceutical Sciences: MS Dec 2023 Fall 2024 Online location of Online campus added

Academic Year 23-24, Disestablishment of Academic Programs (majors, minors, emphases, certificates)

Memorandum and Details  Date Issued Last Term Admitted Notes 
Cross Categorial Special Education: Special Education MA Sept 2023 Fall 2023  
Learning Disabilities: Special Education MA Sept 2023 Fall 2023  
Theatre Production: BFA Nov 2023 Fall 2023  
Military Families: Undergraduate Certificate Nov 2023 Fall 2023  

Academic Year 23-24, Other Academic Structure Updates

Memorandum and Details  Date Issued Term Effective Notes 
Bachelor of Creative Intelligence & Innovation Aug 2023 Summer 2023 New degree
UHNRS: W.A. Franke Honors College Aug 2023 Summer 2023 New program
UISCL: iSchool Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Former department within College of Social & Behavioral Sciences updated as separate college
College of Health Sciences Aug 2023 Summer 2023 New college created
Department of Clinical Health Professions Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Created within College of Health Sciences
Department of Health Sciences Graduate Studies Aug 2023 Summer 2023 Created within College of Health Sciences
College of Agriculture, Life, & Environmental Sciences Aug 2023 Fall 2023 Renamed from College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
HSC: Subject Code Sept 2023 Fall 2023 Health Sciences
Health Sciences Administration Sept 2023 Fall 2023 Created within College of Health Sciences
HSC: Subject Code Sept 2023 Fall 2023 Ownership updated from COHS to COHS Admin
DPT: Subject Code Sept 2023 Summer 2023 Ownership updated from Medicine to Clinical Health Professions
PAP: Subject Code Sept 2023 Summer 2023 Ownership updated from Medicine to Clinical Health Professions
2501-APPL: Applied Mathematics, GIDP Dec 2023 Spring 2024 New Academic Organization
APPL: Subject Code Dec 2023 Summer 2024 Ownership updated from 2507 to 2501-APPL

 

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