University of Tulsa brings back 5 eliminated degree programs
The University of Tulsa is bringing back five-degree programs that were scrapped a few years ago.
Provost says these programs, ranging from music to philosophy, are important to students and faculty and they are excited to bring them back.
“Reinstatement puts us back on the trajectory of being a top national university like Rice University in Houston or Washington University in St. Louis,” Provost George Justice said.
The reinstated programs are Doctorates in Physics and Chemistry, Master of Jurisprudence in Indian Law, and Bachelor’s degrees in Music, Philosophy and Religion.
Provost Justice says the programs were really important to faculty and students.
“It’s so exciting to see the faculty truly energized by providing high-level, specialized, yet important knowledge to students in the community,” he said.
These programs were axed three years ago, but the University‘s new administration is bringing them back as it considers the school’s future and what might separate it from other universities.
“We also want areas of particular national distinction, a Masters in Jurisprudence in Indian Law is one such area, we have the opportunity to be the leading university with our law school in looking at Native American law issues,” said Justice.
Justice says he is looking forward to the future of the University of Tulsa.
“Our goal is to make this a small, distinctive research university with a liberal arts core and yet high quality professional programs, all of these programs will make TU attractive to students, to people in the community interested in investing, and on the national higher education scene,” he said.
Justice says students will be able to begin taking classes in these programs in the fall of 2023.