- California State University trustees approved a plan Wednesday to limit the number of credits required by most bachelor's degrees to 120 by fall 2014, though some majors in architecture, landscape architecture, fine arts and music will be allowed to require more.
- The decision was made in the interest of graduating students quicker and reducing the cost of education, and the university's leaders have been trying to convince campuses to reduce the requirements for over a decade.
- Faculty leaders expressed concern that the new rules would impact academic quality, arguing that instructors on each campus were best suited to the existing standards.
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In a move to reduce costs and move students more quickly toward graduation, California State University trustees approved a plan Wednesday to limit the number of credits required for most bachelor's degrees. ...