How to plan a new academic program

New academic programs build on areas of teaching and research strength and are instrumental in meeting our goal of "providing an exceptional learning experience" for students.

All new degree, certificate and diploma programs are reviewed by the office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost or by the Faculty of Graduate Studies to ensure program quality and sustainability, as well as consistency with UVic's mission and goals.

Criteria for creating new academic programs

When developing a new program begin by considering the following questions:

Other key considerations in the approval process

Guidelines for developing new program proposals

The following comprehensive guides will walk you through the process for developing a proposal for a new program.

Approval processes for new programs

Approval processes by Ministry