GREAT FALLS — The University of Providence in Great Falls announced on Friday that it will be removing several academic programs.
The UP Board of Trustees voted to sunset the following programs: Accounting (BS, 4+1 and MS), Chemistry, Mathematics, and Computer Science.
Father Oliver Doyle, UP president, said in a news release, “For UP, as for every institution, sunsetting programs comes with a great deal of heartache, but as educational and career training needs change, we are called to adapt and respond.”
The release notes: "Like many colleges and universities across the country, the University of Providence is experiencing the realities of a new era in education. Enrollments are declining across the country due to changing demographics, a greater interest in technical skills, and other factors. Most recently, the sudden impact and effects of COVID-19 has caused institutions like UP to think and act differently within academia."
The news release says that students will be given the opportunity to complete their degree programs and necessary requirements for accreditation.