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Plan of Study

Plan of Study

As a guide towards degree completion, each program has constructed a Plan of Study for students and academic advisors. Students will be held accountable for the approved program plan of study offered in the initial year of matriculation, or, for formally electing a new program plan of study if program changes are made during the student's period of matriculation. 
Note: The program plan of study can be obtained in respective colleges, schools, departments, and programs areas, or from the academic advisors, or the professional advisors in the Academic Success Centers or on the program webpage.

Additional Information About the Plan of Study

After successful completion of the 40 General Education Requirements, students will follow the Plan of Study to enroll in required courses for the major. Students should consult with an advisor about their specific Plan of Study. All students will need to meet with an Academic Advisor each semester to discuss specific course selections to meet graduation requirements.

What is a Plan of Study?

A Plan of Study serves as a guide between a student and the university. It is a coherent, articulated sequence of courses that leads to the baccalaureate, master, and doctoral degree. The Plan of Study will be issued in the department and program where students are majors. New students and transfer students with fewer than 24 credits will receive a Plan of Study through the respective College Academic Success Center. 

Who must approve the Plan of Study?

The Plan of Study requires the approval of your academic advisor and department chairperson. Students cannot make changes to the Plan of Study without permission from the faculty advisor and department chairperson.

Does the Plan of Study include transfer credits?

Yes, but only after official transcripts have been submitted to the Office of the Registrar for evaluation and further processing through appropriate CSU departments.

Are part-time or second-degree students required to follow a Plan of Study?

Yes. Part-time and second-degree students are required to follow the Plan of Study and should seek appointments with faculty advisors to obtain program and/or university requirements for degree completion.

Are students required to follow each new change in a program plan of study?

No. However, students must consult with a faculty advisor and/or the department chairperson to learn the details of a new program plan of study.

Who will keep the Plan of Study for me?

A copy of your approved Plan of Study will be kept on file in your major department as well as the Office of the Dean for the respective colleges. Additional information about the GER 40s can be found at