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The UWM College of General Studies is a great place to start your college education.

Freshmen and sophomores can choose from an array of classes that lead to an Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree and satisfy general education requirements for bachelor’s degrees at UWM and other UW System campuses.

The college offers courses on UWM’s campuses in Waukesha and Washington County. It was created in 2018 when UW-Waukesha and UW-Washington County joined with UWM as part of the University of Wisconsin System’s reorganization of the two-year campuses formerly known as UW Colleges. The UWM College of General Studies includes three departments — Arts and Humanities, Math and Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences and Business. The departments offer classes in more than 29 subject areas. If you’re a high-achiever, you’ll be interested in the Honors Program.

1,234Number of Students
98Faculty & Instructional Staff
Washington County11.5Average Class Size
Waukesha14.2Average Class Size

Contact, Locations & Hours

Administrative Offices

NameTitleWashington CountyWaukesha
Simon BronnerDeanRoom 115Room A102
Greg AhrenhoersterAssociate Dean of Academic AffairsRoom 210Room A110
Courtney O’ConnellAssistant Dean of Student AffairsRoom 125Room C112
Margaret HankensonOnline Academic DirectorRoom N107
Holly WehrhahnExecutive Director – Continuing EducationRoom 107Room C111

Campuses

UWM at Washington County

Washington County Campus

Library Hours

Student Affairs Office
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday: Closed
Phone: 262-335-5201
Email: wsh-cgs@uwm.edu

Building Hours
Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: Closed, except for special events or classes

UWM at Waukesha

Waukesha Campus

Library Hours

Student Affairs Office
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Phone: 262-521-5040
Email: wak-cgs@uwm.edu

Building Hours
Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: Closed, except for special events or classes

Hours are subject to change and may vary during summer, Winterim and semester breaks. Check UWM’s academic calendar for more information.

Media Services

Journalists and members of the news media should email media-services-team@uwm.edu, and the first available team member will respond. Information for journalists also is available on our For Media page.

News Editor

John Schumacher