BILLINGS, Mont. (The Billings Gazette) — Montana State University-Billings has announced about half of its 254 degree and certificate programs were cut in a yearslong initiative to streamline offerings and prioritize high student demand and interest from employers.

The Billings Gazette reported that the university announced its second round of cuts Thursday that would eliminate 82 additional programs, including bachelor's degrees in mathematics and Spanish.

MSUB now offers 135 degree and certificate programs after an initial cut of 37 program a year ago.

Officials say students currently enrolled in any of the eliminated programs will be able to finish before the curriculum is phased out. It was not immediately clear how many students would be affected.

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