Some California University Degrees Disappear Amid Budget Cuts

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Forget about majoring in nursing at Humboldt State – the program is being phased out.

UC Davis students can no longer get bachelor's degrees in applied science, avian science or nature and culture. UC Santa Cruz has eliminated minors in computer technology, journalism and communication and rhetoric.

As California's public universities look for efficiencies in the face of ongoing budget cuts, some long-standing fields of study are falling by the wayside.

Universities routinely evaluate their academic offerings as society changes, adding new programs the economy demands and dropping majors that stop drawing interest from students.

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