Non-degree programs signify the successful completion of a program of courses appropriate for post-secondary training, but not classified as degree-level. While topics covered may be similar to those covered in degree-level programs, expectations in breadth and depth of understanding will be adjusted. Non-degree programs require courses numbered 10 to 99.

Submitting a Proposal

All new programs and curricular changes require college approval before university approval can occur. Since approval processes and timelines vary at the college level, the first step in any curricular change proposal should involve your college. Please contact your college office to assist you through the necessary governance processes:

College of Agriculture & Bioresources Amie Shirkie
College of Arts & Science Alexis Dahl
College of Dentistry Kelly Mulligan
College of Education Arvelle Van Dyck
Edwards School of Business Noreen Mahoney
College of Engineering Christopher Martin
School of Environment & Sustainability Andrea Eccleston
College of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Kelly Clement
College of Kinesiology Keeran Wagner
College of Law Pam Kimber
College of Medicine Sherry Pederson
College of Nursing Donna Ludwar
College of Pharmacy & Nutrition Diane Favreau
St. Thomas More College Jacquie Berg
Teaching & Learning Centre David Parkinson
Western College of Veterinary Medicine Paige Links

Please visit the Office of the University Secretary's website for examples of previous proposals, along with the forms you will be asked to include as part of your proposal submission. For budget modelling and TABBS modelling information, please contact your college financial analyst and the Institutional Planning & Assessment Office.

Proposals should be submitted by your college through the Catalogue Office.

Consultation with the Registrar and the Institutional Planning & Assessment Office

A consultation meeting with the registrar and representatives of the Institutional Planning & Assessment (IPA) Office will be the next step in the college's development of a non-degree program proposal. Decisions made at this meeting will be included in the proposal submission to the Provost's Office. To set up a consultation meeting, please contact Seanine Warrington.

College Approval

The program proposal requires college faculty council approval before being submitted to the Provost's Office for approval and the Academic Programs Committee (APC) for information.

Approval of the Provost's Office

After college approval of the program proposal has been secured, you may submit the full proposal to the Provost's Office for approval, and the Academic Programs Committee (APC) for information.

: Proposal for Curricular Change Form; Consultation with the Registrar Form (to be completed at the consultation with the registrar meeting); Course Creation Forms

Board of Governors' Approval

After the provost's approval has been secured, the Institutional Planning and Assessment (IPA) Office will bring your proposal to the Board of Governors for final tuition approval. The Board of Governors meets twice a year to approve tuition: once in December and once in March. Approval must be secured by the December meeting in order for the program to be included in the March release of the Course and Program Catalogue. Brand new programs that receive the provost's approval in January and February, and Board of Governors' approval in March, may be included in the Program Addendum of the Course and Program Catalogue for implementation in the Fall Term. Please contact Seanine Warrington in Registrarial Services for information on the Program Addendum.


Registrarial Services

Email for assistance with submitting curricular changes.

Office of the University Secretary

For questions related to the governance process and committees of Council.

Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning

For support and assistance with program design and pedagogical support.