Carroll College plans to eliminate five majors and create a new school of professional and graduate studies as the Catholic school deals with declining enrollment.

The Helena college's board of trustees on Friday approved a long-range plan that also cuts 10 minors, three certificates and one associate's degree. Eight full-time instructional positions will be cut over the next year through scheduled retirements, voluntary departures and by leaving vacancies open.

Seven non-instructional full-time jobs also will be cut. College officials say the affected faculty and staff members have been notified and will be offered counseling and job-placement services.

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