In a budget-cutting move, Baker University announced the elimination of five majors of study, although many of the courses in those majors will still be taught.
The move takes effect in the fall semester of 2010 and will save the university about $400,000, said Steve Rottinghaus, Baker director of public relations. The savings come from the retirement of four professors and the relocation of seven others into different positions after the spring semester.
The majors are molecular bioscience, wildlife biology, computer information systems, physical education and political science.
The moves were made after reviewing findings of a committee that had analyzed all majors. They affect about 30 nonfreshman students.
Unlike past reductions that have cost 33 people their jobs, the latest move reduces positions only through attrition, Rottinghaus said.