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Coastal Carolina University (CCU) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees. As a member institution, CCU is required to comply with SACSCOC's policy Substantive Change for SACSCOC Accredited Institutions (SACSCOC, Edited July 2016) (PDF).

ACAD-487 Substantive Change Policy - This University policy establishes institutional procedures for recognizing and approving substantive change and ensuring timely notification to SACSCOC.

Substantive Change Tracking

Program Substantive Change Effective Date SACSCOC Notification Date SACSCOC
Response Date
Communication (M.A.) New program Fall 2019 12/4/2018 3/1/2019
Education (Ph.D.) New program Spring 2019 6/18/2018 10/22/2018 
Musical Theatre (B.F.A.) Discontinue program Fall 2018 7/25/2018 11/12/2018
Music Technology (M.A.) New program Fall 2018 10/5/2017 3/8/2018
Art (M.A.T.) Discontinue program Fall 2017 Pending Pending
Special Education (M.Ed.) New program Summer 2016 12/2/2015 4/25/2016
Information Systems Technology (M.S.) New program Spring 2016 7/7/2015 11/25/2015
Digital Culture and Design (B.A.) New program Fall 2015 4/14/2015 9/15/2015
Sport Management (M.S.) New program Fall 2015 6/1/2015 7/27/2015
English for Speakers of Other Languages (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate) New certificate Fall 2015 10/17/2014 4/15/2015
Learning & Teaching - Early/Elementary (M.Ed.) Discontinue concentration Fall 2015 12/14/2015 9/10/2015
Special Education - Learning Disabilities (B.A.) Discontinue program Fall 2015 9/2/2015 12/14/2015
Educational Leadership (Ed.S.) New program Fall 2014 1/3/2014 4/4/2014
Level V Level change Fall 2014 3/7/2013 7/10/2013
Marine Science (Ph.D.) New program Fall 2014 6/11/2015 7/1/2015
Psychology (B.A.) Discontinue program Fall 2014 9/17/2014 1/5/2015