The University of Kansas plans to eliminate its Humanities department and two undergraduate degrees because of low enrollment

Lawrence, KS – According to the statement, seven other undergraduate degrees with low enrollment will be merged with other degrees. And six low-enrollment programs will continue.

The officials have reported that the university will discontinue its Humanities department, along with degrees in Visual Art Education and Humanities.

Discontinuing the Visual Art Education degree would save about $100,000 and eliminating the Humanities degree would save about $400,000.

The changes come as the public universities in Kansas grapple with budget problems caused by cornavirus-related expenses, reduced state aid and declining enrollment.