Western Illinois University to Eliminate Degree Program in Women’s Studies

Western Illinois UniversityWestern Illinois University in Macomb has announced that it is eliminating several degree programs due to a low number of students pursuing bachelor’s degrees in these fields. One of the degree programs being eliminated is women’s studies.

Students currently majoring in women’s studies will be able to continue until they complete their degree but no new majors will be permitted. The university reports that only two students in the 2016 graduating class majored in women’s studies.

There are more than 9,600 undergraduate students at Western Illinois University. Women make up 48 percent of the undergraduate student body. Women’s studies courses will still be offered and students may pursue a minor in women’s studies.

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