By Daniel Morgan, Advertising Manager
Due to the lack of student participation, the mathematics major in the West Liberty University College of Sciences will be removed from the curriculum beginning in the fall 2016 semester.
“The decision was made because we weren’t getting enough students involved in the program,” said Dr. Robert Kreisberg, Dean of the College of Sciences. “We had people coming in, but many never finished. This will be effective in the fall, but we will teach out those remaining in the major.”
“Faculty members have been forced to take on 18 hour loads for only one or two students, and they weren’t being compensated,” Kreisberg said.
The decision to eliminate the major has been debated for a few years, according to Kreisberg. Kreisberg, WLU Provost Dr. Brian Crawford, and Co-Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Dr. Douglas Swartz were involved in the decision.
Even though the math major will be cut, the mathematics education major will still exist, which according to Kreisberg, has maintained a sufficient student enrollment. The elimination of the major will have no effect on general studies math requirements.
For more information regarding the mathematics program, contact Kreisberg here.