YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – In a memo sent on Monday to Youngstown State University’s faculty, Provost Brien Smith listed 11 departments that could face changes or where overstaffing is an issue.

According to Smith, “This list does not necessarily indicate entire departments, programs or majors will be impacted.”

The changes would make up for money lost from a 4 percent decrease in full-time enrollment.

The following departments could be impacted:

  1. Accounting and Finance
  2. Art
  3. Communication
  4. Criminal Justice and Consumer Science
  5. Music and Theatre
  6. English World Languages
  7. Health Professions
  8. Humanities and Social Sciences
  9. Mathematics and Statistics
  10. Astronomy and Environmental Sciences
  11. Teacher Education and Leadership Studies

Nothing final has been decided.

Smith says the extent of the changes will depend, in part, on the number of faculty members who opt for the voluntary separation or retirement program that YSU announced last week.