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Southern University dropping two educational programs

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 1:00am

Tough news for Southern University. Budget cuts are forcing the school to slash two programs: the master's program in mass communications and the doctor of philosophy program in physical education are being removed.

The school’s mass communications program had recently been denied re-accreditation.

Students on Southern’s campus say it's a big step back.

"It is upsetting,” stated mass communications student Brittny Barnes. “I was looking into Southern to continue my mass communications degree and get a Master's, but now I have to find another HBCU that offers a mass communication program comparable to Southern University’s.”

Southern University declared a financial emergency almost a year ago. 

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