Non-degree programs signify the successful completion of a program of courses appropriate for post-secondary training, but not classified as degree-level. While topics covered may be similar to those covered in degree-level programs, expectations in breadth and depth of understanding will be adjusted. Non-degree programs require courses numbered 10 to 99.

Involve Your College

All new programs and curricular changes require college approval before university approval can occur. Since approval processes and timelines vary at the college level, the first step in any curricular change proposal should involve your college. Please contact your college office to assist you through the necessary governance processes:

College of Agriculture & Bioresources Amie Shirkie
College of Arts & Science Alexis Dahl
College of Dentistry Lane Foster
College of Education Arvelle Van Dyck
Edwards School of Business Vicky Parohl
College of Engineering Temitope Ojo
College of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies CGPS Committee and Program Administration
College of Kinesiology Keeran Wagner
College of Law TBD
College of Medicine Sherry Pederson
College of Nursing Donna Ludwar
College of Pharmacy & Nutrition Diane Favreau
St. Thomas More College Laura Mitchell
Western College of Veterinary Medicine Paige Links



Consult with the Registrar and the Institutional Planning & Assessment Office

A consultation meeting with the registrar and representatives of the Institutional Planning & Assessment (IPA) Office will be the next step in the college's development of a non-degree program proposal. Decisions made at this meeting will be included in the proposal submission to the Provost's Office.

To set up a consultation meeting, please contact Seanine Warrington.


These programs are approved by the Provost's Office, following consultation with the registrar and the Academic Programs Committee.

College Approval

The program proposal requires college faculty council approval before being submitted to the Provost's Office for approval and the Academic Programs Committee (APC) for information.

Approval of the Provost's Office

After college approval of the program proposal has been secured, you may submit the full proposal to the Provost's Office for approval, and the Academic Programs Committee (APC) for information. 


  1. Proposal for Curricular Change Form Word | PDF
  2. Consultation with the Registrar Form (to be completed at the consultation with the registrar meeting) Word | PDF
  3. New Course Proposal and  Creation Forms Word | PDF

Board of Governors' Approvalthrough the Provost’s Advisory Committee (PAC)

After the provost’s approval has been secured, the Institutional Planning and Assessment (IPA) Office will bring your proposal to the Provost’s Advisory Committee (PAC) Board of Governors. The PAC will make recommendations to the Board of Governors for final tuition and fee approval. The PAC Board of Governors meets twice a year to review approve tuition: once in December and once in March. Approval must be secured by the December meeting in order for the program to be included in the March release of the Course and Program Catalogue. Brand new programs that receive University Council, PAC and Board of Governors’ approvals in January and March (note: there is no University Council meeting in February),  may be included in the Program Addendum of the Course and Program Catalogue for implementation in the Fall Term. se and Program Catalogue for implementation in the Fall Term. Please contact Seanine Warrington in Registrarial Services for information on the Program Addendum.


Registrarial Services

Email catalogue@usask.ca for assistance with submitting curricular changes.

Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning

For support and assistance with program design and pedagogical support.

Office of the University Secretary

For questions related to the governance process and committees of Council.