The College of Arts and Sciences is the University’s largest. With 4,200 students and 1,800 undergraduate courses, the college’s breadth and depth is staggering. However, the economy is blind even to the University’s needs, and the college will soon have to make budget cuts like the rest of the University.
“Every department will be affected to some extent and there will be fewer classes,” said G. Peter LePage, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “Budget cuts this year are being distributed uniformly across all administrative and academic units.”
The University’s budget had to fall 5% this year, which entails the college’s budget falling 5% as well.