Students of the UW-Stevens Point College of Professional Studies (CPS) are trained as professionals in business, education or health-related fields, and are attuned to the college’s values of being proactive, resourceful, connected and caring. Whether pursuing a degree in nursing, early childhood education, business or another of our professional disciplines, our students continually develop skills in and out of the classroom that prepare them to make a positive and lasting impact on the world in which they live and work. Our goal is to develop leaders who are prepared to combat the most pressing and critical issues that plague our society.
Pre-professional majors require students to work a semester or longer actually on the job in an apprentice role, where they are graded by both university faculty and the practitioners under whom they work. This culminating experience is called different things by different majors: student teaching, internship, externship or clinical experiences. Our students achieve acceptance into prestigious internships at a rate higher than the national average.
Our college’s majors and graduate programs are as diverse, but their common thread is student professional preparation. Watch our featured videos to learn more.
Many students in the College of Professional Studies are hired before graduation. Find out where these Pointers are starting their careers!
Students from the College of Professional Studies share what it’s like get a taste of the working life.
From “How Wisconsin laws can nurture the local wineries and breweries that drive regional economies” to “”Mask adherence surveillance of university and broader community settings,” CPS students work alongside faculty members to conduct important research.
After 36 years of service and many positions at UW-Stevens Point, Marty Loy retired on June 30, 2023.
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