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Changes in CU-Boulder approved degree programs
1998 to present (last update October 2013)
Current list of approved degree programs. Lists of approved degree programs by year beginning 1998-99 are posted at
http://www.colorado.edu/pba/degrees/, sorted by both program name
and CIP code.
New degree programs, fall 1998 to present (most current listed
2013 - Neuroscience - B.A.
2013 - General Engineering Plus - B.S.
2013 - Comparative Ethnic Studies - Ph.D.
2013 - Materials Science and Engineering - M.S., Ph.D.
2012 - Architectural Engineering - M.S., Ph.D.
2012 - Computer Science - B.A. (in the College of Arts and Sciences; joins the B.S. in
computer science in Engineering)
2012 - German Studies - Ph.D.; master's and bachelor's renamed to
2012 - Jewish Studies - B.A.
2012 - International Baccalaureate (I.B.A.) for the following fields:
2010 - Asian Languages and Civilizations - Ph.D
2010 - Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD) - M.S.
2010 - Master of Laws - LL.M.
2010 - Telecommunications - Ph.D
2007 Biochemistry M.S., PhD
2006 Audiology Aud. D.
2006 Chemical & Biological Engineering B.S.
2006 Technology, Media & Society (ATLAS) Ph.D
2002 Environmental Studies M.S., PhD
2002 Neuroscience PhD (joint program only)
2000 Cognitive Science PhD (joint program only)
1998 Astronomy B.A.
1998 Environmental Engineering B.S.
- Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
- Environmental Studies
- Integrative Physiology
- Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology
- Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences
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.
2002-2003 American Studies - bachelor's
2001-2002 Mathematical Physics - PhD
1999-2000 Central & East European Studies - bachelor's
1999-2000 Latin American Studies - bachelor's
1999-2000 Individually Structured Major - bachelor's
Reconfigurations of schools and colleges
2012: CU-Boulder resumed the administration, management and
governance of a bachelors 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-Boulders 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
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
From: Astro-Physic Planetary & Atmospheric Science, MS/PhD
- Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, MS/PhD (major code, ATOC, remained
- AAstrophysical and Planetary Sciences, MS/PhD (major code changed
from APAS to ASPS)All students who were currently enrolled and were
in the old major code were switched to the new major code.
In the department of Art and Art History, configuration changes resulted
in the following, effective fall 2008:
- Fine Arts, BA/BFA
- Fine Arts, MA/MFA
- Art History, BA (major code changed from BAAH to
- Studio Arts, BA (major code changed from BASA to
- Studio Arts, BFA (major code changed from BFAS to AASF)*
- Art History, MA (major code changed from ARTH to AAAH)*
- Studio Arts, MFA (major code changed from ARTC to AASF)*
*All students who were currently enrolled and were in the old major code were switched to the new major code.
Planning, Budget & Analysis
- 9/2008 - Added program reconfigurations and changed degree names
- 4/2013 - updated; school/college changes added
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