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Degree MAP Instructions for UCC Proposals

A Degree MAP for each major will be included in the online ISU Catalog.

Degree MAPs (Major Academic Plans)

A Degree MAP is a course plan that includes all requirements necessary to achieve a degree (Bachelor, Associate) or Certificate, and illustrates one arrangement of course sequencing and configuration.   MAPs are based on graduation requirements for each undergraduate program.

Current catalog year MAPS, a MAP template, and MAP creation instructions are housed on the Central Academic Advising (CAA) website, www.isu.edu/advising.

 

Beginning with the 2018-19 catalog, Undergraduate Curriculum Council (UCC) proposals that alter the contents of the current catalog year degree MAP will require an updated MAP reflecting the proposed changes be submitted to either the College of Technology (COT) Advising Representative (zinkcore@isu.edu) or to the Central Academic Advising (CAA) Representative (hertjoan@isu.edu) for review.  If a current catalog year MAP does not exist, a MAP must be created and submitted.

UCC Advising Representatives are available to assist the PO with any questions regarding the MAP.

 

Updating MAPs in conjunction with UCC Proposals

According to the Advising Questionnaire section of the Impact Statement (in Part D of the UCC Proposal Form), the PO is to submit the MAP to the UCC Advising Representative. The PO should download the current catalog year MAP from the CAA website: https://www.isu.edu/advising/academic-support/maps/ and update the MAP to show the proposed curriculum change(s), and then email the updated MAP to the appropriate UCC Advising Representative. In the event a MAP does not exist for a particular program for the current catalog year, the PO will download a MAP template, create the MAP, and email it to the UCC Advising Representative.

  • The UCC Advising Representative for the College of Technology (COT) is Corey Zink at zinkcore@isu.edu
  • The UCC Advising Representative for all other colleges is JoAnn Hertz, hertjoan@isu.edu

The current catalog year MAPs have been developed by each department, reviewed by Central Academic Advising (CAA) and Office of the Registrar liaisons, and accepted for catalog inclusion by the Undergraduate Curriculum Council (UCC). Academic requirements in the MAPs must match the requirements in the e-catalog and in Degree Works for each catalog year.

If inconsistencies or inaccuracies are discovered in the e-catalog, a Curriculum Council proposal may be required by the department to make the needed adjustments to a subsequent catalog.

Each MAP will include: 1) General Education requirements, 2) major/program degree requirements, 3) electives, and 4) university and program credit requirements within a given catalog year.

If curriculum changes are not required in any given year for a program, the MAP from the prior catalog year will be moved forward to the new e-catalog with no need for departmental action or updates.

MAP Degree Credit Requirements

MAPs for Bachelor degrees must include at least 120 credits:
  • at least 36 credits in satisfaction of General Education Objective requirements
    • Double Use courses to be identified and counted in General Education (GE) Objective(s)
  • Objective One, ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102, in the first two semesters
  • Objective Two, COMM 1101, after ENGL 1101 and prior to semester four
  • Objective Three, MATH, prior to semester four (preferred in semester one)
    • only the required math courses for the major (no math pre-requisites)
  • at least 36 Upper Division credits
  • at least 16 are Upper Division major (UM) credits
  • identify "Upper Division Free Electives" (UU) to reach the required 36 total
  • department recommended sequence and combination of courses
  • an average of 15 credits per semester
MAPs for Associate of Arts or Science degrees must include at least 60 credits:
  • at least 36 credits in satisfaction of General Education Objective requirements
    • Double Use courses to be identified and counted in General Education (GE) Objective(s)
  • Objective One, ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102, in the first two semesters
  • Objective Two, COMM 1101, after ENGL 1101 and prior to semester four
  • Objective Three, MATH, prior to semester four (preferred in semester one)
    • only the required math courses for the major (no math pre-requisites)
  • department recommended sequence and combination of courses
  • an average of 15 credits per semester
MAPs for Associate of Applied Science must include at least 60 credits:
  • at least 15 credits in satisfaction of General Education Objective requirements
    • Double Use courses to be identified and counted in General Education (GE) Objective(s)
  • Objective One, ENGL 1101 in the first two semesters
  • Objective Two, COMM 1101, after ENGL 1101 and prior to semester four
  • Objective Three, MATH, prior to semester four (preferred in semester one)
    • only the required math courses for the major (no math pre-requisites)
  • department recommended sequence and combination of courses
  • an average of 15 credits per semester
MAPs for Certification programs must include:
  • all courses required to achieve the certification, including all college-level courses serving as pre-requisites to specialized courses.

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