Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview

The curriculum review process at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) provides an opportunity for the academic colleges to submit requests for the addition or deletion of courses; changes in course prefix, title, and/or number; and additions, deletions, or changes to degree programs. While the faculty, department, and colleges are responsible for curriculum development and implementation, the Office of Academic Planning and Program Development oversees the logistics for curriculum change and development at SHSU, working to ensure that curricular actions conform to university, state, and accreditation timelines, policies, and procedures.

Curriculum Submission

Curriculum forms, both SHSU and THECB, (electronic) are to be submitted by the Academic Dean or Associate Dean (University Curriculum Committee Representative) to the Office of the Provost through the Office of Academic Planning and Program Development, using the folder located on the T-drive entitled Curriculum. It is understood that all requests forwarded from the Office of the Dean to the Office of Academic Planning and Program Development carry the endorsement of the department chair and academic dean.

Submission to APPD
June 1st / July 1st 2024
(November 2024 BOR)
University Curriculum CommitteeAcademic Affairs CouncilProvost / PresidentTSUS Board of RegentsTHECBTarget Implementation Date
June 2024
July 2024
August 2024 August 2024 Due September
(November BOR)
December 2024
January 20251
Spring 2025 - New Courses (electives)
Fall 2025 - New Courses (degree programs)
Fall 2025 - Course Changes
Fall 2025 - New Programs

1 New degree programs require a 30-day commenting period before moving forward to THECB

Curriculum Open Labs (Spring 2024)

Please click on the Sign-Up Genius link below to see the available Spring 2024 Curriculum Open Labs. Click on the date that you would like to attend and complete the sign-up information. The Zoom links are listed for each date. 

Monday, February 12 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Meeting ID: 885 6642 3649 - No password needed

Thursday, February 22 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Meeting ID: 834 0061 1680 – No password needed

Tuesday, March 5  10:00-11:00 a.m.

Meeting ID: 856 7476 9969 – No password needed

Wednesday, March 20   10:00-11:00 a.m.

Meeting ID: 816 5837 1082 – No password needed

Monday, April 1 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Meeting ID: 816 6513 0743 – No password needed

Thursday, April 18 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Meeting ID: 817 7611 7735 – No password needed

Tuesday, April 30 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Meeting ID: 853 6684 3351 – No password needed

Monday, May 13 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Meeting ID: 832 3399 2147 – No password needed

Thursday, May 23 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Meeting ID: 820 9121 8133 – No password needed

SHSU Inventory of Degree Programs (Updated January 2024)

Coordinator, SHSU Curriculum
(936) 294-4156