University of Wisconsin-La Crosse requires at least 120 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at UW La Crosse, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. UW La Crosse accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, UW La Crosse has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 73% of students who start college at UW La Crosse graduate within six years.
UW La Crosse offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: UW La Crosse may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
UW La Crosse has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with UW La Crosse directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, UW La Crosse students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at UW La Crosse.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
UW La Crosse does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at UW La Crosse
UW La Crosse offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
✅ UW La Crosse does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ UW La Crosse has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ UW La Crosse offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
❌ UW La Crosse does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.
🟨 UW La Crosse does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the Murphy Library and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
UW La Crosse offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with University of Wisconsin-Madison; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; University of Wisconsin-Platteville; University of Minnesota-Duluth; Winona State University
•Physical therapy and physics; physical therapy and biology
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does UW La Crosse have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
UW La Crosse has an Army ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at UW La Crosse include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
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