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Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum and Instruction  

The Curriculum and Instruction team in the College of Arts and Sciences works closely with the university’s Office of Academic Programs to help facilitate faculty-led course and program development and to offer support to faculty in this area whenever possible.  Contact us for any questions or assistance with academic program policies, procedures or forms. 

Academic Program Development 

Academic program development consists of the creation and revision of degrees, majors, minors, undergraduate research tracks, academic certificates and concentrations. Learn about Academic Program Development processes. 

Course Development 

Course development consists of the creation of new courses and the revision or termination of existing courses.   

ACAF 2.03 Creation and Revision of Academic Courses is the policy that outlines all course and syllabus requirements and is a wonderful resource when creating or revising a course.  

Timelines and Bulletin Freeze Deadline 

Because of the levels of approval required for certain program actions, it is important to be aware of deadlines for submission, as well as the timeline for approvals. Program actions that require approval by the Board of Trustees and Commission on Higher Education may take up to 1 year to obtain formal approval.  View these deadlines.  

Academic Bulletin 

The Academic Bulletin is the official document of record for academic programs and regulations at the university. It’s always best practice to review your department’s information in the bulletin regularly. If you notice any errors, please contact Christy Stephens at Both the Undergraduate and Graduate bulletins can be easily accessed online. 


DegreeWorks is the University of South Carolina's degree audit system and is used by students and advisors as a means of monitoring a student’s progress towards graduation. Academic program requirements display in DegreeWorks as they are written in the Academic Bulletin. The College of Arts and Sciences collaborates with the Registrar’s office to ensure that DegreeWorks functions properly and efficiently for our undergraduate majors. If you notice errors in DegreeWorks, please contact Christy Stephens at 

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