Academic Plans

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.  The table below provides information on the programs each college proposed for the upcoming academic year and where these programs stand currently in the routing processes as described in PS 45. 

AY 2024-5 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 Energy, Environment & Sustainability 30.3301 Both n/a X      
MS Architecture 04.0902 On Campus          
Master of Interior Design 04.0501 On Campus X X X X At BoR
BA Honors Interdisciplinary 24.0101 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 Business Analytics 52.1302 Both          
GC Applied Statistics for the Social Sciences 27.0501 100% Online          
GC Experimental Statistics for the Agricultural and Natural Resources 27.0501 100% Online          
UG Cert in Data Science 30.7001 Both          
GC in Data Science 30.7001 Both          
GC in Biostatistics for Health Sciences 27.0501 Both