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Saint Mary's University to Cut Art and English, Among Other Majors, As Part Institutional Shift Amid Declining Enrollment

Saint Mary's University in Minnesota will be dropping 11 major programs as part of an institutional shift towards business, technology, and the sciences, FOX 9 reported.

The shift comes amid declining enrollment at the school.Saint Mary's University In Winona

The 11 majors are actuarial science, art, English, history, human services, international business, music, music industry, Spanish, theater, and theology. More than 50% of the programs set to be eliminated are in the college’s School of Arts and Humanities.

The decision was a matter of focusing on long-term sustainability and success, according to university officials. 

"We want to provide students with programs that are in demand, have a high potential for growth, and that many want to pursue now," wrote Saint Mary’s president  Reverend Dr. James P. Burns,  "And, we are aligning the programs we offer with our mission as we answer the question: how can we best prepare our students for work, for a life of ethical service, to pursue the greater good and the truth in all things while answering their questions about meaning and purpose? The goal is for our graduates to excel in their early careers, become future leaders in their fields, and use their special gifts to impact humanity."

 

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