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Effective Summer 2019 through Spring 2020:

Listed below are updates to the 2019-20 catalog.  This includes new courses, course changes, corrections, and curriculum substitutions. 

  • New courses and course changes are the result of the Exceptions to the Catalog Review Cycle process. 
  • Corrections have been identified since the publication of the 2019-20 catalog. 
  • Curriculum substitutions are the result of approved blanket curriculum substitutions. 
  • For updates to other information in the Catalog, please see the appropriate web sites (e.g., Admissions, Office of the Registrar - Records and Evaluations, Financial Aid, Housing, etc.).
Item Change Description Date of Update or Effective Term
Accounting, MS In Admission/Acceptance Requirements, removed the GRE/GMAT requirement from the MS Accounting program. Updated footnote #1 from "An 'intermediate accounting' course includes comprehensive coverage of financial statements, assets, liabilities, investments, intangibles, equities, revenue recognition and the Cash Flows statement," to "Financial accounting topics must include comprehensive coverage of all financial statements (including the Statement of Cash Flows), current and non-current assets (including intangible assets and investments), current liabilities, time value of money, long-term notes and bonds, stockholders’ equity, and revenue recognition." 8/30/19
Admissions In Application Procedures, the application fee for admission is increasing from $55 to $70, effective with Fall 2020 applications that will be accepted, starting October 1, 2019. 8/7/19
Aerospace Engineering, MS Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
AGB 212 Added "Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format" to course description. Summer 2019
Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences, BS Curriculum substitution: In Environmental Horticulture, Fruit and Crop and Plant Protection Concentrations, added AEPS 200 and AEPS 400 to Approved Electives list. 6/4/19
Agricultural Systems Managment, BS Curriculum substitution: In Approved Electives changed "Any AEPS, ASCI, DSCI course except for internship or enterprise" to "Any AEPS, ASCI and DSCI course". 7/23/19
Agriculture, MS Animal Science Specialization Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Agriculture, MS BioResource and Agricultural Systems Specialization Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Agriculture, MS Crop Science Specialization Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Agriculture, MS Dairy Products Technology Specialization Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Agriculture, MS Environmental Horticulture Specialization Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Agriculture, MS Irrigation Specialization Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Agriculture, MS Plant Protection Science Specialization Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Animal Science, BS Add Request for Approved Electives: Added the following electives to Food Animal Production: ASCI 410, DSCI 231, DSCI 333 5/21/19
Architectural Engineering, MS Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Architectural Engineering, MS Added footnote #2 "At least 7 units of Approved Elective courses must be at 500 level". 5/23/19
Architecture, MS Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Biomedical Engineering, MS Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Civil & Environmental Engineering, MS Added footnote #3 "In total, at least 27 units of advisor approved electives (both within and outside of Civil and Environmental Engineering) must be at the 500 level". 5/23/19
Communication Studies, BA Added Footnote #3: "If a General Education (GE) course is used to satisfy a Major or Support requirement, additional units of Free Electives may be needed to complete the total units required for the degree." 8/14/19
Computer Engineering, BS Reformatted Senior Project choices, reflects unit change from "5 units" to "4-5 units". Total units changed from "192-195" to "191-195" as a result. 6/13/19
Computer Science, BS Curriculum substitution: In major coursework, change requirement from "CSC 300" to "CSC 300 or PHIL 323". 6/17/19
Computer Science, MS Corrected unit value for course CSC 599 from "3" to "4". 5/15/19
Curriculum and Instruction, MA Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Educational Leadership and Administration, MA Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Electrical Engineering, BS Curriculum substitution: Updated footnote #1. 5/20/19
Electrical Engineering, MS Added footnote #2 "Not all courses listed are offered each academic year. Consult the EE Department for current information on course offerings". 5/23/19
Engineering Management, MS Added "At least 4 units must be at 500 level" to footnote #4. 5/23/19
English, BA Add Request for Approved Electives: Added ENGL 449 topic "American Modernism in Black and White" to 400-Level Diversity Electives. 6/17/19
English, MA Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Environmental Management and Protection, BS Corrected total units from "180-182" to "180-181". 7/22/19
ESE 105 New course. Summer 2019
Fire Protection Engineering, MS Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Graphic Communication, BS Add Request for Approved Electives: In User Experience/User Interface and Graphics for Packaging Concentrations, added GRC 347 and GRC 437 to Approved Electives list. Added GRC 347 to Design Reproduction Technology Concentration. 5/30/19
Higher Education Counseling and Student Affairs, MS Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Industrial Engineering, BS Add Request for Approved Electives: Added the following electives IME 140 and IME 239. 5/20/19
Industrial Engineering, MS Added footnote #5, "400 level courses may not exceed 18 units in total". 5/23/19
Interdisciplinary Studies, BA Add Request for Approved Electives: Added the following electives to the Emphasis Areas: FR 305, FR 350, GER 305, GER 350, SPAN 305, SPAN 307, SPAN 340, SPAN 350, SPAN 351, SPAN 390, SPAN 402, SPAN 410, WLC 312, WLC 370. 5/13/19
Mechanical Engineering, MS Added footnote #1 and #2. 5/23/19
Nutrition, BS Curriculum substitution: In the Nutrition Science Concentration added footnote, "The FSN 431, FSN 432 and FSN 433 (10) series may substitute for the FSN 429 and FSN 430 (8) series, with the excess 2 units counting towards Approved Electives." 6/3/19
Political Science, BA + Master of Public Policy New blended program. Fall 2019
PSY 340 Added "Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format" to course description. Summer 2019
Registration Updated Leaves of Absence information. 8/20/19
Software Engineering, BS Curriculum substitution: In major coursework, change requirement from "CSC 300" to "CSC 300 or PHIL 323". 6/17/19
Special Education, MS Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Taxation, MS In Admission/Acceptance Requirements, removed the GRE/GMAT requirement from the MS Taxation program. 8/30/19
TH 345 Added footnote #5 "Maximum of 4 units may be applied to the Major; additional units may be applied to Free Electives." 9/4/19
University Learning Objectives Updated Diversity Learning Objectives. 8/20/19