University of Wisconsin-Parkside requires at least 120 credits to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at UW Parkside, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. UW Parkside accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, UW Parkside has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 42% of students who start college at UW Parkside graduate within six years.
UW Parkside offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: UW Parkside may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
UW Parkside has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with UW Parkside directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, UW Parkside students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at UW Parkside.
Student Designed Majors
UW Parkside allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
UW Parkside does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at UW Parkside
UW Parkside 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: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ UW Parkside 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 Parkside has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ UW Parkside 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 Parkside offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at UW Parkside.
❌ UW Parkside does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the UWP Library and there are no other libraries 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 Parkside offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in nursing with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
•Molecular biology; pharmacy with Rosalind-Franklin University
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 Parkside have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
UW Parkside has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force 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 Parkside include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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