NORMAL, Ala. (WHNT) - Friday, the Alabama A&M Board of Trustees cut six degree programs from the University's curriculum. They also approved a five percent tuition increase, which will take effect this fall.
Students will no longer be able to earn the following degrees:
- B.S. in Animal Science
- B.S. in Business Education
- B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology
- B.S. in Industrial Technology
- M.S. in Agribusiness
- M.S. in Industrial Technology
The school cited low enrollment as the reason for cutting the programs.
Concerning the tuition increase, in-state undergraduate students will now pay an additional $165 for a total of $4,245 tuition and fees. Out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees would increase to $7,740, not including room and board.
AAMU says those costs are estimated based on 15 semester hours for undergraduate and 12 graduate semester hours.
We'll have reaction on these cuts tonight on WHNT News 19 at 5:00 p.m.