Rockford University in Illinois is eliminating four major programs, including philosophy.
According to local NBC affiliate WREX, the cuts are not owed to the COVID-19 pandemic, but are the result of a two-year process of re-orienting the school explicitly to job training. The process also resulted in the addition of an accounting major and criminal justice major.
Other major programs eliminated besides philosophy were Classics, French, and Latin. The school will retain a philosophy minor.