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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-11 10:42 PM
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University of Cincinnati to drop computer science major
Source: Cincinnati Inquirer

The University of Cincinnati will stop accepting undergraduate majors in computer science starting in fall 2012.

About 125 current students in the program will be able to complete their programs.

The move by the College of Engineering and Applied Science is one step toward reducing the college's academic programs to 11 from the current 17, Dean Carlo Montemagno said.

It's driven by impending budget cuts that could slice $4.9 million off this year's $24 million budget, he said.

Read more: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110214/NEWS0102/10...



As a computer engineering student in California, I feel sorry that students in the Cincinnati area won't have the opportunity to enter a lucrative major if they want to go to college locally. And is this the direction they want to go when Obama is calling for American students to be more competitive with international ones?
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yourout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-11 10:44 PM
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1. They will just ship more from India via the H1B route.
Edited on Mon Feb-14-11 10:45 PM by yourout
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-11 10:47 PM
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2. Tax the rich...send God knows how many students to college.
And here I thought the insanity might stop with Obama...silly me.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-11 11:18 PM
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3. But, they're adding the Bachelor of Applied Service Sciences degree.
Prospective graduates must have completed "Paper Hats: A Historical Survey" and "Would You Like Fries With That 401".
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jtuck004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-11 11:25 PM
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4. +1 n/t
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 12:17 AM
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7. +1000
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-11 11:43 PM
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5. it's not like UC is the only university in the area
I think it's stupid to drop such a lucrative program but there will be applicants for the jobs in the Cincinnati area

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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 11:03 AM
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10. No, there are other public colleges getting reamed too. nt
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 10:51 PM
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11. reading the article
it sounds like this decision was made by the department head and not someone in the university administration

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trud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-11 11:51 PM
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6. If you think this is a lucrative major any more
you aren't aware of the offshoring of these jobs.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 05:10 AM
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8. Computer Science is a degree that I would highly recommend & the public school dropped it?
That's messed up
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WatsonT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 10:01 AM
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9. Well it's not like anyone is using computers anymore
might as well offer a degree in covered wagon design.
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