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Active teaching faculty and authorized staff can use the Curriculum Management System to create, revise, and discontinue courses, undergraduate major curriculum, minors, and graduate majors.

Curriculum and course approval requests are processed through the Curriculum Management System (CMS), a secure online application that collects curriculum and course data, routes it through an established approval process, and publishes to the UCLA General Catalog.

Variable topics, Fiat Lux, and Honors seminar term offerings still must be processed in the Course Inventory Management System (CIMS) only.

Within CMS, users can create new majors and minors, revise program requirements for undergraduate majors and minors, and discontinue majors and minors. Users can also request approval for new courses, revised courses, and course discontinuations. Course approvals for general education, diversity, foreign language, quantitative reasoning, Writing II, and distance education are also processed through CMS.

Request progress can be tracked through CMS, which shows each stage of the approval workflow.

CMS has an inventory of all current majors, minors, and courses. Users can access prior course approvals, the last time a course was offered since it was updated in OASIS, and enrollment at last offering by accessing the Course Inventory Management System (CIMS). CIMS also has an archive of all course approvals processed since 2004, including a syllabus if one were attached.

Access and Use

Faculty and authorized staff must have a UCLA logon ID and password to log into and use CMS. To request and manage CMS access, complete a Curriculum Management System Access Request.

Faculty must also

  • Have a teaching title
  • Be active in the UCLA payroll system
  • Be listed in the UCLA Campus Directory with a valid e-mail address

Staff must also

  • Be authorized to use the system by the Registrar’s Office
  • Have a valid e-mail address


Users must be trained to use the Curriculum Management System. For details and to arrange a training session, contact Blake Livesay.

If staff do not yet have an OASIS logon ID plus required FERPA training, contact the Registrar’s FERPA unit.

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