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Discontinue Degree Instructions

Submit a Discontinue Degree Proposal

University Policy

Policy for Program Discontinuance

Letters of Support

  • Department chair
  • College dean
  • Senior Vice President of Health Science Center (if applicable)

Approval Process

Proposals should be through the department and college approvals at least 10 business days prior to the Undergraduate and/or Graduate Council due dates.

  1. Department/Faculty Committee approval*
  2. College Committee approval*
  3. Undergraduate Council and/or Graduate Council approval
  4. Executive Committee/Academic Sentate approval
  5. Board of Trustees approval
  6. Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (SVP-AA) notification
  7. Commisioner of the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) notification
  8. Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) notification (if applicable)

* Steps 1 and 2 should be completed prior to submitting a proposal. Evidence of these internal approvals will be demonstrated by the department and college letters of support and a field in the proposal titled "Faculty Consultation."

1-2 individuals will be asked to present proposals at the marked committee meetings.


The status of any proposal can be tracked after submission in under 'My Proposals' at the top of the page.

Submit a Discontinue Degree Proposal

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Last Updated: 6/28/23