All changes to courses or programs that would result in a change to the USC Graduate or Undergraduate Studies Bulletin must be approved throughout the College and by either the Faculty Senate (100 through 600-level courses and undergraduate programs) and/or the Graduate Council (700 and 800-level courses and all graduate programs). Offering existing courses through distance learning must also be approved by the College and the Graduate Council/Faculty Senate.
In addition, major modifications to programs must also be approved by South Carolina's Commission on Higher Education (CHE). Major modifications include changes to program titles, addition or deletion of programs, addition or deletion of options or concentrations, major curricular changes within programs, and offering existing programs via distance education.
Given the many layers of approval, course/program changes often require a full academic year to proceed through the entire system.
To begin the process to create a new course or change an existing course (including adding distance delivery), complete the appropriate form linked below.
Begin a Course Change Proposal
(including adding distance delivery to an existing course)
Resources for Course Proposals
Face-to-face Course Syllabus Template [.docx]
Online Course Syllabus Template [.docx]
University of South Carolina Policies and Procedures Manual
(Search for ACAF 2.03; see page 5-6 for required parts of syllabus)
Program Curriculum Change Proposals
If you are seeking to adjust the required curriculum of a degree program or create a new degree program, email Rob Dedmon, who will be able assist you in completing the necessary steps to get your proposal moving toward approval.