by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
We keep hearing how schools must train young people for tomorrow’s jobs. I’ve whined a few places about the kindly scientists who recently claimed 62% of North Carolina’s jobs required advanced degrees in math and science. I told them people don’t want mathematicians, they want fudgers to conjure some math to substantiate their foregone conclusions. Well, Western Carolina University is eliminating ten degree programs due to funding shortages, and two of the programs to go are applied math and math.
Following is a partial list of programs that got the axe with a possible reason: