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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Whitewater, WI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate95%
Acceptance Rate95%

UW Whitewater Academics

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires a minimum of 120 credits to complete a bachelor's degree.

If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. UW Whitewater accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, UW Whitewater has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 64% of students who start college at UW Whitewater graduate within six years.

UW Whitewater offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: UW Whitewater may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Do I Have To Take At UW Whitewater?

UW Whitewater 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 are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math true
Science true
Computer No

Reminder: Check with UW Whitewater directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at UW Whitewater

When choosing a major, UW Whitewater students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at UW Whitewater.

Student Designed Majors

UW Whitewater 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.

Senior Projects

UW Whitewater does not require a senior project for all students.

Double Majoring at UW Whitewater

UW Whitewater 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 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 a graduate program.


Frequently Asked Questions About University of Wisconsin-Whitewater


Does UW Whitewater Offer Learning Disability Services?

✅ UW Whitewater 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.

Does UW Whitewater Have An Online Program?

✅ UW Whitewater has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does UW Whitewater Offer Credit for AP Classes?

✅ UW Whitewater 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.

Does UW Whitewater Have An Honors Program?

✅ UW Whitewater 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 Whitewater.

Does UW Whitewater Require Internships?

❌ UW Whitewater studets are not required to complete an internship.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


Additional Information About University of Wisconsin-Whitewater


University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Library

The main library on campus is the Andersen Library and there is one other library on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at UW Whitewater

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 Whitewater offers these dual degree programs:

•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

•3-2 dual degree program in business administration

•3-2 dual degree program in social work

•PreChiropractic

ROTC

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 Whitewater 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 Whitewater 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 Whitewater include:

•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus

•an Air Force branch unit on campus

Keep Reading About UW Whitewater

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

11,460

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

95%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,729

Out-of-State

$16,601

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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