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UW considers eliminating 16 degree programs to save money | KRVN Radio

UW considers eliminating 16 degree programs to save money

UW considers eliminating 16 degree programs to save money

Sixteen degree programs at the University of Wyoming are being considered for elimination to help save money. The university announced Tuesday that the UW Office of Academic Affairs has recommended eliminating six low-enrollment bachelor’s degrees, eight master’s degrees and two doctoral degrees.

The recommendations also include proposals to consolidate or reconfigure several academic units. Cost savings from the proposed changes haven’t been determined.

The recommendations are open for public comment through Nov. 19.  The faculty, staff and student senates then will have the opportunity to respond by Jan. 27.

Provost Kate Miller will make final recommendations by Feb. 26 to President Laurie Nichols, who will offer recommendations to the Board of Trustees.

The 130 students currently in programs and majors recommended for elimination will be allowed to complete their degrees.

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