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AAS Flexible Option

Associate

AAS Flexible Option

Associate

Lay an academic foundation for more than 200 college majors or complete your general education requirements with the AAS Flexible Option. The flexible degree format allows you to earn the credits you need at your own pace, on your schedule, building on knowledge you already have.

Accounting

Major

Accounting

Major

Accountants gather, organize and analyze financial information, assess performance and efficiency and suggest improvements for their clients. Accountants are needed in small and large companies, as well as nonprofits. Advancements in technology, evolving accounting rules and regulations and rapid globalization promise abundant and interesting career opportunities.

Actuarial Science

Major, Minor

Actuarial Science

Major, Minor

Actuaries help individuals, businesses and society manage risk by evaluating the likelihood of future events and creating plans to reduce their financial or emotional impact. The Society of Actuaries named UWM’s program a Center of Actuarial Excellence, one of only 16 universities in the U.S. with this mark of distinction.

Administrative Leadership

Master's, Online

Administrative Leadership

Master's, Online

Educational leaders meet a variety of learning needs to transform students’ lives. Graduates lead in elementary, secondary, post-secondary, health, online education, and more by connecting theory with their practice. The program has three concentrations: K-12 educational administration, adult and continuing education leadership and higher education administration.

Administrative Leadership Specialist

Certificate

Administrative Leadership Specialist

Certificate

Advanced Computational Imaging

Certificate

Advanced Computational Imaging

Certificate

African and African Diaspora Studies

Major, Minor, Master's, Doctoral

African and African Diaspora Studies

Major, Minor, Master's, Doctoral

This major examines the cultures, societies and political economies of people of African descent worldwide. Topics include history, literature, political science, economics, education, and media. The knowledge and skills gained apply to professions in healthcare, education, journalism, social work, law and justice, business, public policy, and arts.

American Indian Studies

Certificate

American Indian Studies

Certificate

American Indian Studies incorporates a blend of courses covering anthropology, history, literature, language and sociology all focused on the experiences, culture and languages of the native peoples of the Americas. We are the only UW campus to offer three full years of the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) language.

Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Certificate

Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Certificate

Enrollment in this program closes after the Summer 2018 term.

Animation, BA

Major

Animation, BA

Major

Future animators and multimedia artists nurture their artistic vision in the PSOA dedicated animation program.Stop-motion, storyboarding, experimental animation and digital filmmaking are on the list of techniques/topics studied in our richly creative, industry-connected academic setting. Students can screen at film fests, attend guest lectures, meet famous alumni and more

Anthropology

Major, Minor, Master's, Doctoral

Anthropology

Major, Minor, Master's, Doctoral

Anthropologists study people and cultures, past and present. Field work and hands-on experience are important parts of the program. An understanding of human organization, communication, and behavior can lead to careers in government service, business, education, marketing, nonprofit administration, cultural resource management, and more.

Applied Computing

Major, Online

Applied Computing

Major, Online

Complete your bachelor's degree in an in-demand field with this online program. You'll perform programming, software engineering, graphic applications, networking and operating systems management while developing business communications, ethics and project management skills.

Applied Data Analysis Using SAS

Certificate

Applied Data Analysis Using SAS

Certificate

Applied Gerontology

Certificate

Applied Gerontology

Certificate

Gerontology is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging. By 2035, adults over the age of 65 will outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history. The Graduate Certificate in Applied Gerontology helps students from any field gain an understanding of the aging process and build the skills they need to work with and for older adults.

Applied Mathematics & Computer Science

Major

Applied Mathematics & Computer Science

Major

Students in AMCS break problems into key elements, use computers for analysis and develop practical solutions. The program blends math and programming coursework with the liberal arts, providing graduates with both technical aptitude and strong people skills. This is a joint degree from the colleges of Engineering and Letters & Science.

Applied Urban Aquaculture

Certificate

Applied Urban Aquaculture

Certificate

Arabic Language and Literature

Minor

Arabic Language and Literature

Minor

Arabic is one of the main languages of the Middle East and North Africa. Its influence is felt in other languages such as Urdu and Kurdish, and it is the language of the Quran. It is the fifth most common language in the world with more than 375 million native speakers and is an official language of the U.N. Arabic fluency is in high demand in today’s global marketplace.

Architectural Studies

Major, Minor

Architectural Studies

Major, Minor

Architectural studies is a four-year pre-professional degree program that prepares students for graduate studies in architecture and related design fields. Students accrue skills in architectural thinking, design, visualization, fabrication, prototyping and simulation. The program lays a foundation of unique problem-solving skills empowering students to change the world.

Architecture

Master's, Doctoral

Architecture

Master's, Doctoral

Masters and doctoral students interrogate the built environment with a passionate commitment to tectonics and culture complemented and challenged by many avenues of experimentation and research that confront professional norms. Students embrace alternative urban practices by speculating on thermodynamic form, cultural geography, prototyping and new ecological landscapes.

Archives and Records Administration, Advanced Study

Certificate, Online

Archives and Records Administration, Advanced Study

Certificate, Online

Art

Major, Minor, Master's

Art

Major, Minor, Master's

Developing creative thinkers, artist professionals and cultural leaders through a cross-disciplinary curriculum that balances innovation, traditional craftsmanship, critical thinking and scholarly civic engagement. Committed to Milwaukee’s diverse urban communities, our programs emphasize activism within the arts.

Art Education

Major, Master's

Art Education

Major, Master's

Through theoretical and practical examination of elementary and secondary schools and community-based learning settings, our program prepares students to be successful candidates for K-12 art teacher licensure in the state of Wisconsin. We proudly place 100% of our degree-seeking students into classrooms upon graduation.

Art History

Major, Minor, Master's

Art History

Major, Minor, Master's

Art History students explore Western and Non-Western art in all forms and across all time periods. Art’s impact and influence, past and present, are explored through courses covering architecture, religion, politics, economics, cinema and journalism. Graduates go on to various roles at museums, libraries, schools, galleries, design firms and non-profit agencies.

Arts and Sciences

Associate

Arts and Sciences

Associate

An associate degree fulfills the UW System’s general education requirements, allowing you to concentrate on your major in your junior and senior years. It provides a two-year, liberal arts-based general education with courses in fine arts and humanities, mathematical and natural sciences and social sciences. Available at UWM at Washington County and Waukesha campuses.

Arts and Social Entrepreneurship

Certificate

Arts and Social Entrepreneurship

Certificate

This certificate prepares students to become community leaders and engage with social challenges in a productive and sustainable way. The curriculum's multidisciplinary approach creates a mechanism for students to work together across departments and schools, and prepares them for careers in community and civic leadership at non-profits or governmental agencies.

Arts Learning and Integration

Certificate

Arts Learning and Integration

Certificate

A multidisciplinary certificate with an emphasis on project based learning designed for students who wish to complement their major in any teacher certification program at UWM, but especially for Early Childhood Education, Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence Education, as well as Art, Music, Dance, or Theatre Education.

Asian Studies

Certificate

Asian Studies

Certificate

Assistive Technology and Accessible Design

Certificate, Online

Assistive Technology and Accessible Design

Certificate, Online

This certificate will prepare you to meet the diverse and adaptive needs of a career in the field of assistive technology and accessible design. Completion of the certificate will help you prepare to sit for state and national certification examinations, such as for an Assistive Technology Specialist, Rehabilitation Engineering Technologist, and Low Vision Specialist.

Athletic Training

Master's

Athletic Training

Master's

The Kinesiology Department offers an Athletic Training MS, a professional degree accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, that prepares students to become certified athletic trainers. Students are trained in interprofessional and clinical practice. Active learning experiences prepare them for careers in patient/client-centered care.

Atmospheric Sciences

Major, Minor, Master's, Doctoral

Atmospheric Sciences

Major, Minor, Master's, Doctoral

Atmospheric Science, or meteorology, features small class sizes and ample opportunities for hands-on experience in forecasting, risk assessment, research and communication. The program prepares students for careers that rely heavily on data, analytics and decision support.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Certificate

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Certificate

Biochemistry

Major, Master's, Doctoral

Biochemistry

Major, Master's, Doctoral

Biochemistry focuses on the application of chemical principles to the investigation of life processes. Biochemists work in a wide range of careers in academic institutions, pharmaceutical, medical and biotechnology industries, and government. Biochemistry also prepares students for professional schools in healthcare (including pre-medicine, pre-vet and pre-pharmacy).

Biological Sciences

Major, Minor, Master's, Doctoral

Biological Sciences

Major, Minor, Master's, Doctoral

Biology is the study of life – human, plant, animal. It is a popular choice for students preparing for careers in healthcare, agriculture, environmental care, food processing, manufacturing, product development, biotech, and more. Students can take a broad curriculum or focus on cell and molecular biology, microbiology, or industrial fermentation.

Biomedical and Health Informatics

Doctoral

Biomedical and Health Informatics

Doctoral

Study medical science and information technology to improve healthcare delivery, research and education. Informatics professionals work at hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, software companies, public health organizations, insurance companies and in academia. Specialize in health services management, information systems, medical imaging or public health, among others.

Biomedical Engineering

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Major

Biomedical engineers apply engineering principles to the health care field, improving people’s health and well-being. They design assistive, diagnostic, and therapeutic devices or even lasers for surgery. Biomedical engineers collaborate with health care professionals in research labs, hospitals and industry. Many launch startups in this fast-growing field.

Biomedical Sciences

Major, Master's, Online

Biomedical Sciences

Major, Master's, Online

Medical tests are critical to the accurate detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases, and so are the scientists who perform them. If you enjoy science and its practical application, a degree in biomedical sciences could be for you. This diverse program offers laboratory and diagnostic imaging sub-majors, as well as degree completion and UW flexible option sub-majors.

Biostatistics

Master's

Biostatistics

Master's

Blood Banking/Immunohematology

Certificate

Blood Banking/Immunohematology

Certificate

This certificate trains students on how to make sure donated blood is safe for use in blood transfusions and other procedures. Successful completion of this certificate allows students to sit for the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification Technologist/Scientist and Blood Bank national certification exam.

Business Analytics

Certificate, Online

Business Analytics

Certificate, Online

Business analytics – the management, analysis, and use of data in strategic, operational, and tactical decision making – is identified by executives as a top priority as businesses around the world seek out new areas of competitive advantage. This certificate develops cross-disciplinary expertise in information technology management, business statistics, and marketing.

Business and Technical Communications

Certificate, Online

Business and Technical Communications

Certificate, Online

Celtic Studies

Certificate

Celtic Studies

Certificate

Chamber Music Performance

Certificate

Chamber Music Performance

Certificate

From traditional to contemporary works composed for duos to larger ensembles, this unique program includes a combination of weekly masterclasses, coaching, and private lessons as well as financial and facility support. Students enjoy dedicated rehearsal and office spaces, professional mentorship, and contest travel finances in addition to generous fellowships.

Chemistry

Major, Minor, Master's, Doctoral

Chemistry

Major, Minor, Master's, Doctoral

A foundational science, chemistry prepares students for a wide range of careers in industry, professional schools and graduate programs including research and development, forensics, manufacturing, engineering, conservation, medicine, and more. Research experience is critical and abundant to all UWM students in areas such as drug discovery, nanomaterials, synthesis, etc

Childhood & Adolescence Studies

Certificate

Childhood & Adolescence Studies

Certificate

Children’s Mental Health, for School Professionals

Certificate, Online

Children’s Mental Health, for School Professionals

Certificate, Online

Chinese

Minor, Program of Study

Chinese

Minor, Program of Study

Mandarin Chinese is spoken by 1.4 billion people worldwide and is one of the 6 official languages of the United Nations. The language and literature, art and finance, history and foreign policy, and business and interpersonal norms that make up Chinese culture are explored in this program. Study-abroad opportunities and student clubs round out this program’s features.

Cinematic Arts, MFA

Master's

Cinematic Arts, MFA

Master's

Civil Engineering

Major

Civil Engineering

Major

Civil engineers improve infrastructure: roads, bridges and public utilities. Prepare for a career in government or the private sector by specializing in geotechnical, structural, transportation and municipal, or water and environmental engineering. Research alongside faculty on the leading-edge of infrastructure innovation in this ABET-accredited program.

Classics

Major, Minor

Classics

Major, Minor

The study of the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome has applications to today – it is an excellent preparation for graduate programs in history, archaeology, literature, law, medicine and religion. Three tracks are available: classical civilization, ancient Greek language and literature, or Latin language and literature.

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Certificate

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Certificate

Collaborative Online AAS

Associate

Collaborative Online AAS

Associate

This 100% online collaborative degree builds your educational foundation and gives you a broad liberal arts background, whether you’re seeking a full degree, completing a prerequisite course, or taking individual courses to supplement your studies and complete your degree in less time. This Associate of Arts and Sciences degree program is a partnership of UW campuses.

Committee Interdisciplinary Major

Major

Committee Interdisciplinary Major

Major

Students who don't identify with a traditional major can consider a Committee Interdisciplinary Major (CIM). A CIM is organized around a narrowly-defined theme with coursework taken from at least two different departments. A three-member faculty committee works with the student to approve course selections as relevant to the theme and to design an appropriate capstone.

Communication

Major, Master's, Doctoral, Online

Communication

Major, Master's, Doctoral, Online

The study of communication examines how language is used to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, and media. The mission of the Department of Communication is to provide students with education in the theory, history, ethics and practice of communication and to prepare them for careers and leadership in a wide variety of professions.

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Major, Master's

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Major, Master's

The communication sciences and disorders program prepares students to become speech-language pathologists or audiologists whose evaluation and treatment helps clients and their families live with communication disorders. Lab research, clinical placement and other hands-on learning opportunities enhance students’ career preparation

Community Arts

Certificate

Community Arts

Certificate

Focused on art and community-engagement, community cultural development, and the pursuit of social and environmental justice, students learn through arts partnerships with a variety of community institutions and grassroots organizations, while preparing each to become agents of change through their art.

Community Engagement & Education

Major, Online

Community Engagement & Education

Major, Online

Learn strategies for management, leadership and entrepreneurship, leading to positions in community-based organizations, child care, foster care agencies and government. Examine the causes of social inequality and explore solutions. Focus on a range of areas: alternative education, child and family services, community-based organizations, youth work and more.

Community Engagement Strategies

Certificate

Community Engagement Strategies

Certificate

This certificate helps students gain a practical, historical and theoretical understanding of strategies for promoting social change through collective action. It’s excellent preparation for students who are interested in becoming community organizers, youth and social workers, politicians, community researchers and nonprofit administrators.

Community Leadership

Certificate

Community Leadership

Certificate

Comparative Ethnic Studies

Program of Study

Comparative Ethnic Studies

Program of Study

Social justice is the central theme of this program. Students explore racial and ethnic identities, their historical context, and how they shape contemporary culture, society, and public policy both within the U.S. and abroad. An internship is required and current research foci are in immigrant rights, urbanism, race relations, and refugee migration.

Comparative Literature

Major, Minor

Comparative Literature

Major, Minor

Comparative Literature is the study of world literature, media and the arts. Internationally focused courses provide training in global perspectives and critical analysis that prepare students to be culturally dexterous citizens of the world with flexible career options. Language of instruction is English; majors can take language and other courses outside the program.

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