CPS Majors, Minors, Graduate Programs 



The College of Professional Studies has a wide variety of pre-professional majors, minors, and graduate programs.
 

Majors

  • Business Administration - Business administration prepares students to work in a range of industries, businesses, and nonprofits. The program allows students to choose from a variety of elective courses to create a particular area of concentration—marketing or management, for example—within the business major. Many of our graduates work in the finance and insurance industries.
  • Accounting - Accounting prepares students for professional certification as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Accounting majors may opt to also take the courses needed to earn the business administration minor.
  • Economics - Economics is a fascinating and challenging social science that deals with such issues as resource allocation, the efficiency of economic actors, inflation, unemployment, discrimination, economic growth, pollution and poverty.

Minors

  • Business Administration - Business administration prepares students to work in a range of industries, businesses, and nonprofits. The program allows students to choose from a variety of elective courses to create a particular area of concentration—marketing or management, for example—within the business major. Many of our graduates work in the finance and insurance industries.
  • Accounting - Accounting prepares students for professional certification as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Accounting majors may opt to also take the courses needed to earn the business administration minor.
  • Economics - Economics is a fascinating and challenging social science that deals with such issues as resource allocation, the efficiency of economic actors, inflation, unemployment, discrimination, economic growth, pollution and poverty.
 

School of Communicative Disorders

Majors

  • Communicative Disorders - The undergraduate degree in communicative disorders is the first step leading to certification in speech and language pathology or audiology. The second step is completion of the master's degree in speech-language pathology or the Au.D. The undergraduate major has an education option and a clinical option. The education option provides coursework which contributes to the requirements for a teacher's certificate in the State of Wisconsin and most other states.

Graduate

  • Speech-Language Pathology - The master's program in speech-language pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is accredited by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association. Our graduates are currently located from coast to coast in a variety of work setting including universities, hospitals, public schools, and private clinics. Clinical training in speech-language pathology begins at the undergraduate level and culminates with a clinical semester at the end of the graduate program.
  • Audiology - The School of Communicative Disorders has developed a joint Clinical Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) program with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Communicative Disorders. Our universities have merged their resources to provide a unique professional doctorate program. The collaborative program between the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been awarded candidacy status from the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
 
Continuing Education

School of Education

Majors

  • Early Childhood - If you wish to prepare for early childhood education, you may major in early childhood education, and minor in early childhood special education (ECSE) that leads to regular and early childhood special education (birth through 8 years old) certification.
  • Elementary - Prepare yourself to work with elementary students with multiple certifications available for different fields (biology, history, math, etc.). Certification/addons available for secondary teaching as well.
  • Exceptional - Dedicated to improving education for individuals with exceptionalities. You may take up to two teaching specializations. Certifications are for ages 6-21 in emotional behavioral disabilities, learning disabilities, and cognitive disabilities unless you want certification at only one level, ages 6-12/13 or ages 12-21. In that case you must complete two certifications.

Minors

  • Exceptional - This minor is required of early childhood education majors for initial certification. If you have completed initial certification in early childhood, elementary or exceptional education, you may add this license after graduation.

Graduate

  • Elementary Education - Master's of science in education-elementary education is for those interested in elementary education and/or persons with less than two years of teaching experience. After two years of teaching experience, one could transfer to the master's of science in general education, if desired.
  • Education (General) - This degree is for licensed teachers with at least two years of full-time elementary or secondary teaching experience. Substitute teaching will be considered for this requirement, but student teaching and interning will not.
 

School of Health Care Professionals

Majors 

  • Health Science - The bachelor of science in health science will prepare students with an interdisciplinary and liberal arts foundation for a variety of professional careers within the health care system. The common core requirements emphasize the human, behavioral, and physical sciences, and foster an appreciation of the complexities of the health care system. Students select one of four specific options of study: pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, health care administration, or health care informatics.
  • Clinical Laboratory Science - The clinical laboratory science baccalaureate program prepares students for rewarding careers in the health field. Three options are offered in the program: medical technology, cytotechnology, histotechnology.
 
Continuing Education

School of Health Promotion & Human Development

Majors

  • Family and Consumer Sciences - The family and consumer science program offers two career options: family life education and teacher education. Both programs lead students toward professions that help youth and adults build strong families, address family challenges and responsibilities, and prepare for family and consumer-related careers. These programs are proactive as they address serious family concerns before, rather than after, they occur.
  • Dietetics - The dietetics program prepares individuals interested in becoming specialists in food and nutrition. Graduates may work in the health care setting, food service management, research, development and community programs.
  • Health Promotion/Wellness - The health promotion/wellness program trains professionals to facilitiate behavior change, promote healthy lifestyles, and deliver quality programming.

Minors

  • Child and Family Studies - The child and family studies minor consists of 22 interdisciplinary credits. It provides a means to enhance a human development knowledge base for students in other related fields.
  • Nutrition - The nutrition minor consists of 19 credits. It provides a means to enhance the food and nutritional knowledge base for students in other related fields. A nutrition minor may increase your marketability infields that are not health related.
  • Strength and Conditioning - This minor is offered collaboratively between the School of Health Promotion & Human Development and the School of Health, Exercise Science and Athletics. It consists of 24 credits and provides a means to enhance the delivery of sound physical fitness programs.

Graduate 

  • Community & Organizational Leadership - The Master of Science Degree in Community & Organizational Leadership​ is designed to broaden your expertise in one of the following areas: family and consumer education, child and family studies, adult education, or health promotion and community resources. Each area is developed according to your individual needs and career goals.
  • Nutritional Sciences - You will gain expertise and research skills in areas of community or older adult nutrition while earning your Master of Science in Nutritional Science at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. This program combines a solid science foundation with practical "hands-on" experience at a University with a rich tradition of fostering student learning through excellence in teaching.
 
Continuing Education

Division of Interior Architecture

Majors

  • Interior Architecture - The interior architecture program is accredited by the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (FIDER) and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The interior architecture program provides a learning environment that encourages the development of professional designers with the ability to design quality interior environments that contribute to the well-being of individuals and groups. Two portfolio reviews are required to promote excellence in the program.
 
Continuing Education

Department of Military Science (ROTC)

Minors

  • Military Science and Leadership - The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) is a series of elective courses offered at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for students attending UWSP, UW-Stout, UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, UW- Barron County, UW-Marathon County/Wausau, and UW- Wood County/Marshfield. The program combines college electives in military science with practical leadership training to prepare men and women to become Army officers. ROTC also opens the doors to a variety of exciting careers, extracurricular activities, and advanced military training. Upon successful completion of the Army ROTC program and graduation from college, cadets receive a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, the Army Reserve, or the Army National Guard.
 

School of Physical Education & Athletic Training

Majors

  • Athletic Training - Athletic training is a profession specializing in athletic health care, cooperating with physicians and other allied health personnel.
  • Physical Education - Physical education is the process by which individuals obtain optimal physical, mental, social and fitness skills through the medium of human movement.

Minors

  • Adapted Physical Education - Teaching individuals with disabilities is one of the most rewarding professions a "people person" can engage in. Students are advised to explore this option by volunteering in Special Olympics, and/or Special Needs Aquatic Program (SNAP) to work with individuals with disabilities. Students who complete the comprehensive physical education major can choose to complete the Adapted Physical Education 860 Add-on Certification (12 credits). This option better prepares students working in schools that have disabled students.
  • Adventure Education - The adventure education minor prescribes to the UWSP mission to promote health and wellness and responds to the increased awareness of the growing interest in adventure education curriculum across the nation. Students that complete the adventure education minor will have the knowledge and ability to safely organize, implement and manage adventure-learning opportunities for students, clients, and patients.
  • Coaching - A coaching career engages people in a profession which helps young people develop their physical and mental abilities through sports and games in voluntary athletic programs. Athletic programs, whether located in schools, community recreation centers, YMCAs, or private sports organizations, help individuals become leaders of tomorrow and achieve success through teamwork to become the best they can be.
  • Health Education - The School of Physical Education & Athletic Training staff views health education from seven dimensions, aptly described in the SPECIES model: Social, Physical, Emotional, Career, Intelligence, Environmental, and Spiritual. Health Education attempts to heighten awareness by focusing on attitudes and behaviors of individual, assisting them in making informed decisions regarding prevention, behavior change issues and problem solving.
 
 

Department of Athletics


  • The UWSP Department of Athletics offers 20 sports at the NCAA Division III level, competing in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC).