Major Modifications to Existing Programs

Proposals for major modifications involve significant changes to an existing program (graduate or undergraduate). Examples of major modifications include:

  • The creation of a new major or specialist in an undergraduate program where there is already a specialist or major
  • The introduction of a new field/ concentration within an existing graduate degree program
  • The introduction of a new stream within an undergraduate program
  • The creation of a new freestanding minor
  • The development of a combined degree program

Major modifications are governed by the University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process (UTQAP). Final governance approval for major modification proposals is the UTM Academic Affairs Committee (AAC), with annual reporting to the Committee on Academic Policy & Programs (AP&P) as well as the Quality Council.

Faculty interested in proposing a major modification should contact the Program & Curriculum Unit to discuss process, timelines, and receive templates and resources.



Martha Harris
Acting Manager, Academic Programs, Reviews & Quality Assurance

Anica Dang
Academic Change Specialist