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Environmental engineering major discontinued, new philosophy and religious studies major offered


Faculty members voted to discontinue the environmental engineering major and add a new major in philosophy and religious studies at the administrative session of the Faculty Senate Steering Committee on Thursday, March 5.

The changes were prompted by a recommendation from the Committee on Review of Undergraduate Majors.

The environmental engineering major will be terminated for the 2015-16 academic year. Students currently pursuing the major will be allowed to graduate, but no new majors will be accepted.

In the wake of the termination of the environmental engineering major, a new philosophy and religious studies major will be added to the department of religious studies and will become available starting Sept. 1, 2015.

Russell Berman, Steering Committee chair and professor of German studies and of comparative literature, stated in an email to The Daily that both votes were unanimous.

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