With 206 academic programs to choose from, UWM has one that’s right for you. Whether you’re looking to explore your options, land a job before graduation day or enroll in graduate school, our programs prepare UWM grads for in-demand jobs and exciting careers.

All UWM schools and colleges provide opportunities for students to complete general education requirements. The Career Planning & Resource Center, in collaboration with Pathway Advising, helps undecided students identify their ideal major(s).

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Applied Computing
Major

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Computer Engineering
Major

Apply electrical engineering and computer science to hardware and software design, implementation and maintenance. Develop technical understanding of computers through mathematics and engineering. Use that knowledge to design networks and computerized equipment. Prevalent smart technologies increase computer engineers’ career opportunities. This program is ABET-accredited.

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Computer Science
Major, Minor, Master’s, Accelerated Master’s, Online

Study and design computer systems, networks, software, programming languages, algorithms and more. Computer scientists work as software engineers, game and app developers, systems integration consultants and IT managers. Computer science is a rapidly growing field.

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Computer Science (Bachelor of Arts)
Major

Combine in-demand computer science coursework with your interest in business, arts, education, psychology, chemistry or almost any other major, making you stand out in your field. The CS BA takes no longer to complete, and you’ll graduate into a field that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts will grow 12% from 2018-2028, more than double the average for all jobs.

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Conservation & Environmental Science
Major

UWM’s broad Conservation & Natural Resources track covers all aspects of the environment – land, biodiversity, GIS applications, policy and environmental interpretation. Or, students can opt for a Water Resources track focusing on the science of water distribution, supply, quality and ecological functions. Graduates work in labs, public programming, and administration.

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Electrical Engineering
Major, Minor, Doctoral

Study electronics, controls, computer systems, optics, nanotechnology, microwave and radio-frequency engineering and more through this ABET accredited program. Electrical engineers work in many fields, including but not limited to renewable energy, electronics, bio-imaging, signal and image processing, communications, automation and optical and photonic device design.

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Engineering
Master’s, Accelerated Master’s, Doctoral

Explore biomedical, civil, computer, electrical, material, industrial or mechanical engineering, and participate in research and design synthesis. Select courses specific to your career objectives, and develop and defend an engineering thesis. This program does not require a rigid set of courses; design your own studies to prepare yourself for your ideal career.

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Environmental Engineering
Major

Environmental engineers develop and implement solutions to manage air, surface and ground water quality. Graduates of this interdisciplinary program will be prepared for careers in air and water pollution monitoring and mitigation, creation and maintenance of recycling and waste disposal methods, public health, and development and maintenance of efficient fuel methods.

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Environmental Health Sciences
Doctoral

Environmental Health Sciences PhD students learn to incorporate environmental health theories with public health competencies such as communication, public health biology, systems-thinking, and leadership. Faculty are drawn from several departments and research units, affording unparalleled opportunity for cross-disciplinary training and participation in novel research.

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Freshwater Sciences
Major, Minor, Accelerated Master’s, Doctoral

A Freshwater Sciences degree prepares students for careers in one of the fastest-growing sectors of the global economy. Study complex water systems through rigorous science-based coursework and hands-on experiences in the lab and field, including opportunities to explore Lake Michigan, urban rivers, groundwater systems, fisheries and more.

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Geography
Major, Minor, Master’s, Doctoral

Geographers analyze and interpret spatial patterns and influence public policy or corporate decisions. Long-range climate predictions, population shifts and urban management, land use, animal migration patterns, and new retail siting maps are just a few examples of practical applications. Geographers seek to understand the planet’s impact on people and vice versa.

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Geosciences
Major, Minor, Master’s, Doctoral

Geoscientists study the Earth and the processes that shape it. Water, glaciers, climate, soil quality, tectonics, and paleontology are just a few examples of elective concentrations. Required outdoor field work prepares students for jobs with environmental and water resource management; energy and mineral industries; and government agencies.

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Industrial Engineering
Major, Minor

Industrial engineers work in public and private sectors to improve productivity, reduce waste, maximize profits and minimize injuries. Study the design, control, operation, evaluation and implementation of industrial systems and processes as part of this ABET-accredited program. Graduates work as manufacturing engineers, supply chain managers, ergonomists and more.

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Materials Engineering
Major, Minor

Materials engineers turn natural resources into useful products. Study biomaterials, energy, processing, metal casting, advanced materials and courses in ceramics, polymers, composites and electronics in this ABET-accredited program. Materials engineers work in many fields: aerospace, electronics, transportation, communication, construction, entertainment, sustainability.

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Mathematics
Major, Minor, Master’s, Doctoral

Math is the international language of science, tech and engineering. Teaching is often thought of first, but individuals who “speak the language” and enjoy problem-solving excel in all types of related fields: astrophysics, medicine, polling, data analysis, programming, market research, animation, national security, robotics, climate study and finance to name just a few.

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Mechanical Engineering
Major, Minor

Mechanical engineers design, develop, analyze, produce and test technical solutions in areas ranging from energy conversion to the production of construction equipment. Study mechanical engineering, thermal sciences and mechanical systems. Prepare for a career in manufacturing, transportation, biomedical, energy, architecture or aerospace in this ABET-accredited program.

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Microbiology
Major

This major introduces you to the world of microorganisms that includes bacteria, viruses, fungi, and algae. Microbes cause disease, play major roles in environmental processes, and are used extensively in the food and biotech industries. This program prepares you for careers in microbiology, molecular biology, biotechnology, and health professions.

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Physics
Major, Minor, Master’s, Doctoral

Physics underpins all scientific and technological advances. At UWM, students can study physics (with an optional concentration in astronomy and joint programs with engineering) in preparation for a variety of research or commercial careers. Faculty areas of expertise span bio imaging, nano-materials, energy storage, gravitational waves, astrophysics, proteins, and more.

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Psychology
Major, Minor, Master’s, Doctoral, Online

Psychologists seek to understand the social and biological bases of behavior. Some students earn a master’s degree to become therapists; others work in healthcare, social services, education, human resources, marketing, or other people-oriented professions. Faculty specialize in clinical psychology, neuroscience, and health psychology.

UWM is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.