Colleges & Universities Cutting Math & Science

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

The good news may be that colleges and universities are cutting costs by cutting courses. Unfortunately, what they are excising are the courses many outside academe might consider most valuable. “Math majors at Goucher College will soon be a thing of the past,” Christina Tkacik reported in The Baltimore Sun. “Gone, too, will be physics majors, music majors and students in a range of subjects the school is eliminating from its offerings as part of a cost-cutting ‘academic revitalization’ announced Wednesday.”

Nor is the Maryland college alone. “The liberal arts school in Towson joins a growing number of institutions removing majors such as math and physics to save money,” Tkacik writes. “Seven Texas universities began eliminating their physics programs in 2010.”

“The University of the District of Columbia cut 17 degree programs, including physics, five years ago.”