Academic department means any department, program, unit, orany other administrative subdivision of an institution of higher education that -
(i) Directly administers or supervises post-baccalaureate instruction in a specific discipline; and
(ii) Has the authority to award academic course credit acceptable to meet degree requirements at an institution of higher education.
34 CFR § 648.9
General definitions. The following terms used in this part are defined in 2 CFR part 200, subpart A, or 34 CFR 77.1: