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Curriculum Committee
New Major Application
To request to add a new major to the Millsaps College academic program.
Complete the entire form below.
If the addition of this new major affects another department, the proposer should contact the
chair of that department and attach email correspondence to show communication and
If the new major requires the addition of a new course, please fill out a “Course Addition” form.
Each added course requires its own form.
Similarly, if the new major requires changes to an existing course, an “Existing Course
Modification/Deletion” form must accompany this request.
A detailed four-year staffing plan must be submitted with this application.
The proposal must be viewed and signed by the appropriate Divisional Dean (see below) before
being submitted to the Curriculum Committee.
If unsure about the depth of detail required in this form, contact the Chair of the Curriculum
Committee prior to filling the form.
If more room is needed, please add an addendum and clearly identify which item is continued.
Please plan accordingly: all new majors must be introduced at a faculty meeting and then voted
on by the full faculty at the subsequent faculty meeting.
Date: ___________________________
Submitted by: _________________________________________________________________________
Department: __________________________________________________________________________
Department Chair Signature (e-signature is acceptable): _______________________________________
Proposed New Major Name (if concentrations are available to show on transcripts, this should be clear):
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Proposed New Major Code (4 letters): ________________
Term New Major Will Be Available: __________________________
Check the degrees that will be allowed with the major: BA BS BBA
How many credit hours will the new major be? _____________
Have you spoken with your entire department before submitting this proposal to ensure you are on the
same page? Check one: YES NO
A. What is the expected enrollment in this new major per year? Provide a data-informed rationale.
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B. What is the purpose and justification for creating this major? Provide a data-informed rationale, and
explain how this new major aligns with the Millsaps College Mission Statement and Strategic Plan.
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C. What additional resources (financial and physical, e.g. library, administrative support, faculty lines)
will be needed in order to offer this major?
D. On a separate sheet, submit a detailed four-year staffing plan.
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E. How will the addition of this new major impact current academic programs? (For example, if this
major is added, will a concentration in another existing major or existing minor change or go away? If
one will go away, please provide detailed information in the space below. If one will change, please
fill out “Major-Minor-Concentration Change” form.)
F. On a separate sheet, create a checklist of requirements for the college catalog.
G. Explain how this checklist was created and detail which other institution’s similar program(s) were
evaluated as a comparison.
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H. Provide a brief description of the major to be used for recruitment purposes.
I. Explain how this new major will be assessed.
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J. Divisional Dean’s signature (e-signature is acceptable) and comments:
K. This form must be submitted to the Curriculum Committee. Signatures below are required for
Chair of the Curriculum Committee
Provost and Dean of the College