The Louisiana Board of Regents has removed the Letter of Intent process for new programs and replaced it with an annual academic plan. Each year, institutions must submit an updated three-year academic plan that includes a comprehensive list of intended degree program and academic unit additions, terminations, reconfigurations, and consolidations, with relevant details for each. Intended new degree programs must be designed to support the wellbeing of the state by meeting the needs of students, industry, and academia and must fall within the existing role, scope, and mission of the institution. Academic plans shall be submitted to Regents after appropriate review and approval at the system level.
Each September, the Board of Regents will approve the academic plans of the institutions. Once approved, full program proposals may be submitted to the Board of Regents. Last year, the Board of Regents approved only Year 1 programs included in the three-year academic plans as the institutions acclimated to the process. This year, the Board of Regents will review each institutions' three-year plan. The table below provides information on the programs each college proposed last year for Year 1 and where these programs stand currently in the routing processes as described in PS 45.
AY 2023-24 Proposed Programs
X denotes where the proposals are in the academic routing process.
|Degree Title||CIP Code||Modality||Grad Council||C&C||OAA||BoS||BoR|
|Bachelor of Music Therapy||51.2305||On Campus|
|BA Chemistry||40.0501||On Campus||X||X||X||X||APPROVED - APRIL 26, 2023|
|ME Chemical Engineering||14.0101||Both|
|MS Architecture||04.0902||On Campus|
|BS Plant Health Management||01.1105||On Campus|
|Master of Interior Design||04.0501||On Campus||X||X||X|
|UC Virtual Production||11.0804||On Campus|
|UC Biotechnology Entrepreneurship||14.0501||Both|
|GC Future Faculty||13.1299||Both||X||X||X||X||At BoR|
|GC Civil Engr with Focus in Geotech Engr||14.0801||Both|
|GC Civil Engr with Focus in Surveying||14.0801||Both|
|GC Cybersecurity Risk Management||43.0303||Both||X||X||X||X||APPROVED - June 14, 2023|
|GC Financial Analytics||27.0305||Both||X||X||X||X||APPROVED - June 14, 2023|
|GC Business Analytics||52.1302||Both|
|GC Food Beyond the Farm||52.0203||Both||X||X||X||X||At BoR|
|GC Healthcare Design Innovation||50.0408||Both|