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Several arts programs could be on the chopping block at the University of Regina, the university says. (CBC)

Several arts programs could be on the chopping block at the University of Regina.

They include Latin American studies, double major in theatre arts and bachelor of francophone studies.

The University is looking at either suspending them or eliminating them completely, largely due to low enrolment.

Students who are already enrolled in the programs will be able to complete their degrees.

Barb Pollock, the university's vice-president of external affairs, said the proposed changes are coming from the faculties and are a routine process.

"The faculties track them for a while and say look this isn't really something that's attracting any student base so we need to move on and put our resources somewhere else," she said.

The money saved by the cuts or potential job losses involved wasn't disclosed.

Final decisions will be made by the university senate on Feb. 9, according to university officials.

The U of R cuts come at the same time the University of Saskatchewan is going through tough financial times.

An annual shortfall of $44 million at the University of Saskatchewan will lead to another round of cuts according to the school's vice-president of finance and resources.