Update: BJU has responded to this news, citing a “technical issue” and adding majors back.
BJU has removed four majors from its list of offered programs:
-Journalism and Mass Communications
-Health and Fitness Recreation
Back in 2012, BJU cut or consolidated dozens of its academic programs at the request of its Academic Counsel in response to declining enrollment and shrinking faculty. But that change came with at least some warning in the form of documents leaked by BJU News.
This change was done quietly, with no announcement. The only way to see the changes is to compare this Wayback Machine cache of the website with its current contents. The four majors above were cut sometime between February 13th of this year and today.
The most likely explanations for the changes are, by now, familiar: declining enrollment, lack of funds and scarcity of teachers. Another possibility is that BJU is prepping to submit its application to SACS and needs to eliminate any programs that aren’t up to par in some way. SACS applicants are not allowed to make any changes to academic programs after an application is submitted (see Page 37 of that link).