North Carolina Central Announces Academic Restructuring, Program Cuts
North Carolina Central University today announced an academic restructuring, which will eliminate five degree programs and realign campus and student services. The restructuring, officials say, will save the university nearly $2 million.
The discontinued degree programs are the master’s in sociology and bachelor’s degree offerings in sociology, public administration, French and art education.
N.C. Central officials said elective courses will still be offered in those disciplines, and students who are already majoring in them will be allowed to complete their degree requirements.
The university also plans to merge its College of Science and Technology and College of Liberal Arts to create the College of Arts and Sciences.
Other changes include merging math, physics, English and modern foreign languages from four departments into two and creating a mass communications program. (WRAL.com)
Other changes will include new trash collection services, changed rates for parking, larger class sizes for select courses and reduced overtime.