New Program Proposals

Are you looking to develop new learning opportunities at UBC Vancouver?

Whether you are seeking to make changes or updates to an existing program, develop a new program (including undergraduate or graduate degrees as well as certificates, diplomas and other non-credit learning opportunities), support is available.

For answers to any questions related to making changes to, or developing a new program please get in touch with the New Programs Hub at

What we do

Based in the Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, the New Programs Hub offers a single point of entry for coordinating support through the entire program development process—from ideation to approval and launch. Drawing on expertise across central support units including the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), Extended Learning (ExL), Strategic Decision Support (SDS), Senate and Curriculum Services, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Vice-President Students Office (VPS), Enrolment Services and the Board Secretariat, we can help you navigate the complete process.

All proposals for new degree programs, both undergraduate and graduate, are subject to internal review and approval by the UBC Vancouver Senate, Board of Governors and subsequently the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills. Please keep in mind that no new credit degree program can be offered prior to receiving Ministry approval. Non-degree proposals, like a credit certificate or diploma, require both Senate and Board approval, but do not require full Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills approval (although we must adhere to the Non-Degree Program Review Policy, which may require completion of a peer review). Currently, non-credit offerings do not require full Senate, Board of Governors or ministerial approval, but new non-credit certificates and awards of achievement are reported for information to Senate.

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