The University of Wisconsin Superior on Tuesday announced that it will no longer let students start nine academic majors, 15 minors and one graduate program, ABC Eyewitness News reported. The majors include such fields as chemistry, political science and sociology. University officials said that relatively few students are in the majors being eliminated (and that those in them will be allowed to finish their programs). Further, the university says the cuts will not lead to layoffs. Officials said they need to focus on areas attracting more students. But faculty leaders said they weren't involved in the decision making and that the cuts will lead to a gradual erosion of the breadth of education available to all students, not just those who major in these fields.
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