Financial pressures have prompted the University of Regina to eliminate some programs.

Over the weekend, university senators voted to slash nine programs, including the bachelor of francophone studies, which currently has only one student.

University officials say all of the axed programs have low enrolment and low graduation rates.

Meanwhile, four new programs will be added, including a bachelor of science with a major in psychology.

University of Regina Students’ Union vice-president Mike Young was pleased about the addition of the new programs, but he says cuts should be made to administration, not academics.