The College of General Studies sets you up for success on your personal academic journey.

At UWM at Washington County and UWM at Waukesha, you’ll work toward an Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree, which recognizes the completion of a two-year liberal arts program. Your options don’t stop there though.

Our academic programs offer both in-person and online courses that align with your passions and goals, so whether you’re a new freshman or a returning adult, you’ll find courses that work with your busy schedule.

Nontraditional students who are interested in strengthening their professional skill sets or exploring their passions should explore our Continuing Education options for professional development, personal enrichment and youth classes and programs.

Associate Degrees

Associate degrees are a solid foundation for a bachelor’s degree and a way to learn critical skills for the workplace. They’re also a great way to explore your interests!

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The Associate of Arts and Sciences degree can be taken in person at the UWM at Washington County or UWM at Waukesha campuses. This two-year degree builds vital critical-thinking and effective communication skills, which many employers seek out.
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This 100% online collaborative degree builds your educational foundation and gives you a broad liberal arts background. You can use this approach to seek a full degree, complete a prerequisite course or take individual courses to supplement your studies and complete your degree in less time.
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Students complete competency-based assessments in place of the traditional coursework to show mastery of a subject. Learn more about this kind of competency-based, self-paced learning option at flex.wisconsin.edu.
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Bachelor’s Degrees

Students at UWM at Washington County and UWM at Waukesha can now earn affordable UWM bachelor’s degrees. Whether you’re a new freshman or a transfer student, you can get a world-class education at either regional campus while staying close to home.

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Bridge Programs

The transition from high school to college can be a daunting one. The College of General Studies offers a variety of academic programs available for students to help make that transition an easier one.

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Students have access to a variety of resources that make the adjustment to college easy. With tutoring, online writing labs, student involvement, advising and small class sizes, students are supported through their college journey.