UND Seeks To Eliminate Two Degree Programs

Friday, September 28, 2012

The elimination of two bachelor’s degrees at UND is being considered by the State Board of Higher Education today.

The bachelor’s degree of business education in the Education Department and the bachelor’s degree of education in the Industrial Technology Department are targeted for elimination due to low demand, say university officials in both departments.

Timothy O’Keefe, chairman of the information systems and business education department, said the market for business education teachers has been soft for some time.

North Dakota had roughly five institutions that offered business education degrees, and it just became a function of “too much supply for the demand,” he said.

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