Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Changes to Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Please use the form below for changes to Majors, Minors, and Concentrations.  Changes that involve the total number of units required or that affect other departments (e.g. cognate requirements) will require EPC approval, but not that of the full faculty.  Other changes, internal to the department (e.g. which courses count as electives, or which are required) do not need formal approval, and are for EPC’s information only, to be shared in our faculty reports.  Please download the form and email a completed version to

Proposing New Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

This policy outlines the procedure for the implementation of a new major, minor, or concentration at Kalamazoo College.

Policy Details:

  1. Proposal and Approval:
    • Any proposed new major, minor, or concentration must go through a formal approval process as outlined in the Kalamazoo College academic governance guidelines.
    • The proposal for the new program should include a detailed curriculum, rationale for its introduction, projected resource requirements, and any other information required by the academic governance body.
    • The proposal must be reviewed and approved by the relevant academic committees and administrative bodies within the institution, as well as federal, state, and accrediting bodies for the institution.
    • Upon approval, the program is added to the official list of available academic programs.
  2. Effective Date:
    • All new majors, minors, or concentrations will go into effect in the Fall term of the academic year following their approval.
    • If a program is proposed and approved by all constituents within the parameters of the Fall term, an exception may be made allowing the new major, minor, or concentration to go into effect in the Winter term following their approval. This determination will be made collaboratively between the academic department, the Office of the Registrar, and the Provost.  However, it will not be included in the academic catalog until the following Fall term.