Students attending Marymount University, a Catholic liberal arts institution in Arlington, Virginia, are protesting and voicing their concerns regarding school officials’ recent decision to cut nine majors and one graduate program, including theology and religious studies.
On February 24, the university’s board of trustees unanimously voted 20-0 to end bachelor’s degree programs in theology and religious studies, philosophy, mathematics, art, history, sociology, English, economics, and secondary education. The board also axed a master’s program in English and humanities.
The school noted that it plans to reallocate resources to more in-demand programs but has not clarified where the money from the cut programs will go.
It stated that the decision “reflects not only our students’ needs, but our responsibility to prepare them for the fulfilling, in-demand careers of the future.”
Following the board’s decision, Marymount University’s director of communications, Nick Munson, told WRC-TV, “We tried to figure out the best way forward for growth and success long-term. Now, not everyone will agree with that.”
Students told Fox News Digital that the controversial decision had become a “really big topic” on campus, creating a…