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Students fight for canceled BYU social work program

Students fight for canceled BYU social work program



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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Upset over the plans to cut the bachelor's degree program in social work, Brigham Young University students are asking administrators for a change of heart.

Students held a news conference yesterday on campus asking BYU's dean of the College of Family, Home and Social Services to permanently reinstate the program.

In October school administrators plans to end the program. They've since said they'll admit one final class of students and retain the program until those students graduate. A master's degree program remains intact.

Dean David Magleby says BYU values social work, but wants to focus on graduate level-programs.

He says the main reason for the cuts is a faculty shortage.

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Information from: The Daily Herald

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