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Students protest potential removal of African American studies program from Georgia college

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KENNESAW, GA (CBS46) -

Dozens of Kennesaw State University students are upset, demanding that school administration officials keep its African American studies program.

School leaders say not enough students are taking courses for the program, and not enough students declare African American studies as their major.

CBS46 asked for the current number of students taking African American studies courses, however, the school was unable to provide them.

We also reached out to university officials, who tell me the course will remain in place until 2018.

In a statement, a spokeswoman said:

"Staff will work to recruit majors. KSU officials are hopeful enrollment will increase so that deactivation is not necessary."

That's a promise that's not good enough for some students.

"It also sounds like a silencer, like...'we will keep it, but you're still under evaluation,'" says one student. 

Despite the university saying the program will remain in place for now, students here say they won't stop protesting until the program is kept permanently. 

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