Changes in CU-Boulder approved degree programs
1998 to present (last updated September 2014)
New degree programs, fall 1998 to present (most current listed first)
Degree program closures, from fall 1998
All programs had very low demand. The year shown is the last fiscal year the program was on the approved degree program list. Students already in the program at that point may enroll and graduate in the program after that year.
Reconfigurations of schools and colleges
2014: The College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) was approved by vote of the Board of Regents June 27, 2014. The new college encompasses four existing or reorganized departments, two new departements and a program. This is the first new college at CU-Boulder in 50 years. See Reconfigured degree programs below, as a result of the new college.
2012: CU-Boulder resumed the administration, management and governance of a bachelor’s degree in environmental design. Environmental Design continues as a program, and the degree program continues. Offered since 1970 as part of the College of Environmental Design, CU-Boulder’s undergraduate environmental design degree was overseen by the College of Architecture and Planning at CU Denver 1992 to 2012.
2011: The School of Journalism and Mass Communication was discontinued as a school or college by vote of the Board of Regents April 14 2011. Journalism and Mass Communication continues as a program housed in the CU-Boulder Graduate School. The B.S. program continues with modified degree requirements, called "Journalism Plus," requiring students to have not only a journalism major (e.g. advertising, broadcast news) but also an additional field of study (e.g., history, anthropology) or a second degree. The M.A. program in Journalism continues unchanged.
Reconfigured degree programs
Effective 9/11/2014, the following degree programs have been reconfigured. The former department of Communication in the College of Arts and Sciences, now offers the same degrees in the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI)--the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Communication. The BS degree formerly in the College of Journalism and Mass Communication with tracks in Advertising, Journalism, and Media Studies now has three separate degrees: a BS in Strategic Communication, a BA in Journalism (replacing the former BS in Journalism), and a BA in Media Studies. The former MA in Journalism with tracks in Journalism and Media Studies now has three separate degrees: an MA in Journalism, an MA in Media and Public Engagement, and an MA in Strategic Communication Design. The Ph.D. in the Department of Communication now has a joint doctoral program in CMCI in Media Research and Practice. The M.S. in the College of Engineering & Applied Science has been renamed to the M.S. in Technology, Media and Society.
Effective fall 2008, in the departments of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, one degree program was split into two separate degree programs:
Effective fall 2008, in the department of Art and Art History, configuration changes resulted in the following:
*All students who were currently enrolled and were in the old major code were switched to the new major code.
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