Glossary of Terms - M

Meta Majors

Programs are gathered into broad categories of related areas of study called Meta Majors. Meta Majors are educational programs that have related courses, requirements and student experiences. They include program maps (course sequences, student support, and program learning outcomes) that meet academic and/or industry requirements across several disciplines and specific programs of study. Enrollment and completion of courses within a Meta Major guide students through initial foundational requirements, into more specific programs of study.



A measurable educational achievement, whether curricular or co-curricular, that includes intermediate outcomes, such as completing foundation courses or a course sequence specific to a discipline within a pathway as well as conventional terminal completions, such as earning a credential or transferring to a baccalaureate program (e.g. completing the following sequence: SPA 101, 102, 201, and 202 or obtaining a fingerprint card).