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New Program Development

Northwestern University strongly supports its schools and faculties in developing and implementing curricular change and innovation. Since many of the exciting new fields of study are inherently multi-disciplinary, and often do not fit neatly within a single school, all recommendations for curricular changes and/or new academic programs must follow the following process. The process attempts to address these and other issues:

There are two primary components of this process:

Program Proposal and Approval: This should be completed first, following the steps outlined in this process.

Development Process: Once a program has been approved by the Provost following the above process, schools and units should then proceed to the Development Process section.