The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, a women’s college and men’s college, respectively, in Minnesota, will phase out eight majors and nine minors over the next few years, The Star Tribune reported.
The colleges have about 2,900 undergraduates enrolled this year, a number that’s fallen between 20 and 25 percent over the past 13 years.
Majors being phased out are ancient Mediterranean studies, gender studies and theater, although minors will remain in those programs. Specific concentrations within nutrition (dietetics) and music (composition, performance and liturgical music) will also be eliminated, though the core of those majors will remain. Language majors and minors being phased out are French studies, German studies, Latin and Japanese, though some courses in those languages will still be offered. Asian studies, Chinese, Greek and peace studies programs will also be phased out.