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READY TO START YOUR JOURNEY?

Are you into biology or theatre arts? Math or English literature? Are you completing an associate degree or are you bachelor’s degree bound? UW-Stevens Point at Wausau has academics, classes and degree paths to help you discover your passions and meet your career goals. Here, you’ll find professors dedicated to teaching, and course options that fit your life.

Student Sandy Vang from Wausau campus in the library.

Let’s Talk Degrees

Explore our courses, majors, certificates and degree options and prepare to start your academic journey.

The general liberal arts transfer associate degree (AAS) and professional associate (AS) degrees prepare students for success in their bachelor’s degrees. An associate degree from UW-Stevens Point at Wausau guarantees transfer to other UW institutions with all lower-division general education requirements completed. The transition is seamless to UW-Stevens Point’s main campus for a bachelor’s degree.

Associate of Science (AS)

– Pre-Engineering
– Leadership and Project Management
– Human Services

Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS)

  • – General liberal arts transfer degree
    – Or with specialization:
  • Interest in Education
  • Interest in Healthcare (pre-med, pre-pharm, pre-PT, etc.)
  • Interest in Nursing
  • Interest in Science or Natural Resources

    Please see the Academic Advising page for degree planning help.

BACHELOR’S DEGREES

Earn your bachelor’s degree on the Wausau campus through UWSP or with one of several collaborative degree programs.

– Business Administration
– Nursing (BSN completion)
– Social Work
– Sociology
– Engineering
Degrees in electrical and mechanical engineering are offered at UW-Stevens Point at Wausau through UW-Platteville. Core classes are taught by UW-Stevens Point at Wausau’s engineering professor, and upper-level classes are streamed from UW-Platteville.

Electrical Engineering Program Planning Sheet
Industrial and Systems Engineering Program Information
Industrial and Systems Engineering Program Degree Worksheet
Mechanical Engineering Program Planning Sheet
Mechanical Engineering Program Flow Chart

UW-Stevens Point Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The UW-Stevens Point local MBA in Applied Leadership and Decision-Making will help you power up your career, develop a broader, deeper knowledge of business administration and graduate with the applied leadership and decision-making skills you need to advance.

Our MBA is not like other MBAs. Our focus is YOUR skill development. It’s not just theory; it’s practical, useful and career-ready. Classes are developed by educators with industry experience to meet employers’ needs. You will gain marketable skills in the most sought-after areas of business including analytics, communication, economics, finance, leadership, management, and marketing.

Choose our Career-Ready Program

• Local Classes—Attend locally taught evening classes in Wausau, Stevens Point and Marshfield in a combined in-person and online format
• Professional Connections—Engage in classes, projects, events and mentoring with experienced business leaders and educators
• In-Demand Skills—Learn the leadership skills that employers consider when hiring and promoting
• Accelerated Learning—Complete your degree in as few as 12 to 24 months
• Brand Recognition—Choose a program with a brand, the University of Wisconsin System and AACSB are recognized and respected by employers
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UW-Green Bay Master of Social Work (MSW)

The Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from UW-Green Bay prepares students for advanced-level professional practice in a wide range of positions in the human services arena, with special emphasis on multi-cultural practice, social justice, leadership, and advocacy.  In addition to an advanced generalist focus, the MSW Program has specific academic plans for students interested in child welfare, clinical mental health, or school social work.  Courses are offered in a combination of on-line, hybrid, and face-to-face delivery.  Face-to-face classes and advising are held on the UW-Stevens Point at Wausau campus.  The UW-Green Bay MSW Program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

For more information, visit the UW-Green Bay MSW website (https://www.uwgb.edu/msw/) or contact the MSW Program at msw@uwgb.edu.

UW-Madison Physician Assistant (PA)

The UW-Madison Physician Assistant (PA) Program is a nationally respected professional program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.  The Wisconsin Physician Assistant Community-based Track (wisPACT) is a collaboration between UW and other medical providers in northern Wisconsin to provide PA training in northern and northcentral Wisconsin.

The wisPACT option is a two-year, full-time program. Students spend their first summer at UW-Madison, and then complete the balance of their training through a web-based curriculum at UW-Stevens Point at Wausau. To qualify for the two-year program, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and a desire to remain in the northern region of Wisconsin.

For more information, visit the UW-Madison Physician Assistant Program’s website or contact: Tracy Borcherdt, 715-261-6231, borcherdt@wisc.edu

Northern Vermont University’s Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The Master of Science (MS) in clinical mental health counseling offers state of the art education in integrated mental health and addictions counselingand is pre-approved as meeting the educational requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin.  Classes meet one weekend a month in sites across the country, including at the UW-Stevens Point at Wausau campus. The program has been offered in Wisconsin for over 20 years, formerly through Southern New Hampshire University and now through Northern Vermont University.

Earn a competency-based degree on your time.

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UWSP TIMETABLE AND ACADEMIC CALENDAR

UW-Stevens Point at Wausau offers free academic assistance to students through the:

UWSP’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) is available to all students at UW-Stevens Point at Wausau.

Our library catalog can be accessed from any computer with internet capability and provides an instant link to the holdings of our library as well as the libraries of the other Stevens Point campuses. Please visit the library where our staff are happy to help you navigate research resources.

Academic Policies

Visit the UWSP academic information page for official information about admission, registration, financial aid, academic regulations, course descriptions, class attendance, grade appeals, academic integrity and misconduct, and more. Your campus is part of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Copyright

Please see UWSP’s page on Copyright Infringement – Policies and Sanctions for information about copyright and fair use.

GPA Calculator

Housed on the UWSP website, you can access the Online GPA Calculator.

Use the online GPA calculator to:

  1. Estimate current semester GPA
  2. Find out how this semester’s grades affect you cumulative GPA
  3. Find out how the grades you anticipate recieving in your current courses will affect your overall GPA
  4. Determine what it will take and how many credit hours you will need to raise your GPA to a new specified level
  5. Determine what grade average you need to achieve this term to raise your cumulative GPA to a new specified level

Textbooks

Students can purchase textbooks, course materials, school supplies and more at the UW-Stevens Point bookstore.

College Majors

What can I do with this Major?– A resource to explore how majors relate to different careers. For each major that interests you find an outline of common career titles, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. This website can also help you explore related majors.

Major Mania – UW System Information on College Majors

UWSP Majors and Minors

Online Career Exploration Resources

O-Net Resource Center 
A web based career research tool that allows you to search careers with key words, by industry and take career inventories. Links to O-Net Online and web based Interest Profiler.

O-Net OnLine
Detailed descriptions and employment information created by the U.S. Department of Labor. Find descriptions of occupations examine career interests and skills and find occupations based on descriptions and outlook.

Career Onestop
Labor market and career information

Occupational Outlook Handbook
View employment projections plus read about training needs, earning and expected job prospects.

Wisconsin Health Careers Information

Finding Help with Career Exploration

The career decision making process is complex. Interest and personality inventories are available to UW-Stevens Point at Wausau students. Academic advisors can integrate career planning along with course selection and guidance opportunities.

Career Exploration Ideas
Ideas to help you get a jump start on the career exploration process

Career Checklist for Liberal Arts Students

Personality Mosaic

Career Interest Game (from the MU Career Center)

Career Exploration & Activities

My Next Move

My Next Move for Veterans

Internship Opportunities

An internship is a valuable experience giving you a unique opportunity to learn about work while gathering experience. It is recommended that students take full advantage of volunteer and internship opportunities within major fields whenever possible.

For more information, contact: Student Solution Center 715-261-6235

Career Conversations

Career Conversations with area professionals introduce prospective and current UW-Stevens Point at Wausau students to possible careers and their pathways, including those that can be started (and some, completed) here at the Wausau campus.

Each conversation lasts about 15 minutes. Sometimes we interview two professionals, with the interview lasting 25-30 minutes.

Our catalog of Career Conversations:

  1. Politics and Public Service – conversation with Wausau Mayor, Katie Rosenberg – https://youtu.be/e2L0YsGdzGo
  2. Nursing – conversation with local nurse, Christian Roth – https://youtu.be/E_EJtAuHYf8
  3. Social Work – convesation with Chelsea Block and Sarah Schwalbach – https://youtu.be/Izt3L6HmYT4
  4. Engineering – conversation with Mark VanderKooy – https://youtu.be/DqjlvmIT89E
  5. Natural Resources – conversation with Nick Hovda and Tim Parks – https://youtu.be/hpsFt5TdZ9s
  6. Physician – conversation with Dr. Corrie Norrbom – https://youtu.be/UW3GU-aM2B4
  7. Victim Services – conversation with Jessica Lind and Pam Steffen-Karls – https://youtu.be/gheBdkXYQnA

Send your feedback and suggestions for other professions to feature to Career.Conversations@uwsp.edu.

The UW-Stevens Point at Wausau campus offers its DUO student support services to eligible Wausau students in the campus’s DUO Center. DUO provides a community of support on campus for students who want to be successful at the college level.

To be eligible for DUO, students must be enrolled at UW-Stevens Point at Wausau and meet one of the eligibility criteria:

  • Be a first-generation college student (neither parent has obtained a four-year degree)
  • Meet certain income requirements (eligible for a Pell grant through financial aid)
  • Have a documented learning or physical disability.

DUO is not a one-size-fits-all program. We work with each individual student to provide the support and information they need to be successful at UW-Stevens Point at Wausau, toward successfully completing their bachelor’s degree.

Services

  • Individualized professional academic support, with dedicated staff, in math and writing classes
  • Study skills coaching and advice about how to approach classes

To find out more about our DUO program or to meet our amazing DUO staff, please contact our Solution Center at uwspwausau@uwsp.edu or 715-261-6235.

The academic departments represented at UW-Stevens Point at Wausau are part of UW-Stevens Point. UW-Stevens Point at Wausau is an institution of the University of Wisconsin System’s network of freshman/sophomore campuses. Click on the links below to learn about the academic departments. Academic departments are organized across the UW System.

Academic Departments

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LIBRARY

Check out information and resources for students, faculty and staff members.
Students working in the Tutoring-Learning Center on the Wausau campus.

TUTORING-LEARNING CENTER

Learn new study habits, improve your writing and gain confidence in subject matters such as science and math with the help of tutors in the Tutoring-Learning Center.
A graduate touching the cupola replica at Commencement.

COMMENCEMENT

Commencement is an important milestone marking the end of your journey with a degree. Check out the special ceremony details coordinated for you.