Degree Programs


A

Accounting, Comprehensive Major

American Indian Studies, Major

Art, Art History Emphasis, Major

Art, Ceramics, Comprehensive Major

Art, Digital Media, Comprehensive Major

Art, Drawing Painting, Comprehensive Major

Art, Graphic Design, Comprehensive Major

Art, Illustration, Comprehensive Major

Art, Liberal Arts, Graphic Communications Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Art, Liberal Arts, Studio Art Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Art, Photography, Comprehensive Major

Art, Printmaking, Comprehensive Major

Art, Sculpture, Comprehensive Major

Art, Studio Emphasis, Major

Athletic Training, Comprehensive Major

B

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Comprehensive Major

Biology, Ecology and Environmental Biology Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Biology, Major - Teaching

Biology, Major - Liberal Arts

Biology, Microbiology Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Business Administration, Major

Business Finance, Comprehensive Major

C

Chemistry with Business Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Chemistry, A.C.S., Biochemistry Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Chemistry, A.C.S., General Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Chemistry, A.C.S., Materials Science Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Chemistry, Major - Liberal Arts

Chemistry, Major - Teaching

Chemistry, Research Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Communication Sciences and Disorders, Comprehensive Major

Communication, Communication Studies Emphasis, Major

Communication, Organizational Communication Emphasis, Major

Computer Science, Comprehensive Major

Computer Science, Software Engineering, Major

Criminal Justice, Comprehensive Major

E

Economics, Business, Comprehensive Major

Economics, Major - Liberal Arts

Economics, Major - Teaching

Elementary Education, Major

English, Comprehensive Major - Teaching

English, Creative Writing Emphasis, Major

English, Critical Studies in Literatures, Cultures, and Film Emphasis, Major

English, Linguistics, Major

English, Major - Teaching

English, Rhetorics of Science, Technology, and Culture Emphasis, Major

Environmental Public Health, Comprehensive Major

F

French, Major - Liberal Arts

French, Major - Teaching

G

Geography, Environmental Geography, Comprehensive Major

Geography, Major

Geography, Transnational Geographies, Comprehensive Major

Geology, Dual Degree Geological Engineering Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Geology, Earth and Space Science Emphasis, Comprehensive Major - Teaching

Geology, Environmental Science Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Geology, General Geology Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Geology, Hydrogeology and Water Chemistry Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Geology, Major

Geospatial Analysis and Technology, Comprehensive Major

German, Business/Professions Emphasis, Major

German, Liberal Arts Emphasis, Major

German, Major - Teaching

H

Health Care Administration, Comprehensive Major

History, Major - Liberal Arts

History, Major - Teaching

History, Public History Emphasis, Major

I

Information Systems, Comprehensive Major

Integrated Strategic Communication, Advertising Emphasis, Major

Integrated Strategic Communication, Public Relations Emphasis, Major

International Business, Comprehensive Major

J

Journalism, Major

K

Kinesiology, Human Performance Emphasis, Fitness Management Option, Comprehensive Major

Kinesiology, Human Performance Emphasis, Health Promotion Option, Comprehensive Major

Kinesiology, Human Performance Emphasis, Pre-Professional Option, Comprehensive Major

Kinesiology, Human Performance Emphasis, Sport Performance Option, Comprehensive Major

Kinesiology, Movement Studies Emphasis, Major

Kinesiology, Physical Education Teaching Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Kinesiology, Sport Pedagogy Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

L

Latin American Studies, Comprehensive Major - Teaching

Latin American Studies, Culture, Language and Society Emphasis, Major

Latin American Studies, Language Emphasis, Major

Latin American Studies, Liberal Arts, Comprehensive Major

Liberal Studies, Comprehensive Major

M

Management, Entrepreneur Program Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Management, Human Resource Management (HRM) Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Management, Management Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Marketing, Comprehensive Major

Marketing, Marketing Analytics Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Marketing, Professional Sales Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Materials Science and Engineering, Comprehensive Major

Materials Science, Applied Materials Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Materials Science, Chemistry of Materials Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Materials Science, Entrepreneurship Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Materials Science, Geomaterials Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Materials Science, Liberal Arts Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Materials Science, Mathematics of Materials Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Materials Science, Nanoscience Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Materials Science, Physics of Materials Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Mathematics, Actuarial Science Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Mathematics, Applied/Statistics Emphasis, Major

Mathematics, Comprehensive Major - Teaching

Mathematics, Liberal Arts Emphasis, Major

Mathematics, Major - Teaching

Mathematics, Research Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Music, Applied Instrumental, Comprehensive Major

Music, Applied Voice, Comprehensive Major

Music, Choral and General Music, Comprehensive Major - Teaching

Music, Collaborative Piano, Comprehensive Major

Music, Composition, Comprehensive Major

Music, Instrumental and General Music Teaching, Comprehensive Major

Music, Major

Music, Music History, Comprehensive Major

Music, Piano Pedagogy, Comprehensive Major

Music, Piano Performance, Comprehensive Major

Music, Theory, Comprehensive Major

N

Nursing, Accelerated B.S.N. Option, Comprehensive Major

Nursing, B.S.N. Completion Program, Comprehensive Major

Nursing, Eau Claire Program, Comprehensive Major

Nursing, Marshfield Program, Comprehensive Major

Nursing, WTCS Associate Degree in Nursing BSN Completion Program (Collaborative Nursing Degree), Comprehensive Major

P

Philosophy, Major

Physical Science, Comprehensive Major - Teaching

Physics, Applied Physics Emphasis, Major

Physics, Dual Degree Engineering Emphasis, Major

Physics, Liberal Arts Emphasis, Major

Physics, Major - Teaching

Physics-Mathematics, Mathematics Emphasis, Comprehensive Major - Teaching

Physics-Mathematics, Physics Emphasis, Comprehensive Major - Teaching

Political Science, Legal Studies Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Political Science, Major - Liberal Arts

Political Science, Major - Teaching

Political Science, World Politics Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Psychology, Behavior Analysis, Major

Psychology, Major

R

Religious Studies, Major

S

Social Studies, Broadfield Teaching Economics Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Social Studies, Broadfield Teaching Economics/History Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Social Studies, Broadfield Teaching Geography Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Social Studies, Broadfield Teaching Geography/History Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Social Studies, Broadfield Teaching History Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Social Studies, Broadfield Teaching Political Science Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Social Studies, Broadfield Teaching Political Science/History Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Social Studies, Broadfield Teaching Sociology Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Social Studies, Broadfield Teaching Sociology/History Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Social Work, Comprehensive Major

Sociology, Major

Spanish, Liberal Arts, Major

Spanish, Major - Teaching

Special Education

Special Education, Specific Learning Disabilities and Intellectual Disabilities, Comprehensive Major

Special Education, Specific Learning Disabilities and Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence Regular Education, Comprehensive Major

Special Education, Unified Early Childhood, Comprehensive Major

T

Theatre Arts, Comprehensive Major

Theatre Arts, Major - Liberal Arts

Theatre Arts, Major - Teaching

Theatre Arts, Musical Theatre, Comprehensive Major

W

Women's Studies, Major

Programs by College

College of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

  • American Indian Studies 
  • Art
  • Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry with Business Emphasis
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice 
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geospatial Analysis and Technology
  • German
  • History
  • Integrated Strategic Communication
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theatre Arts
  • Women’s Studies

Bachelor of Science

Materials Science and Engineering

Bachelor of Fine Arts

  • Art

Bachelor of Liberal Studies

  • Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Music

  • Music

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Public Health

Environmental Public Health

College of Business

Bachelor of Business Administration

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration 
  • Business Finance  
  • Economics 
  • Health Care Administration
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing

College of Education and Human Sciences

Bachelor of Arts

  • Art
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Latin American Studies
  • Political Science
  • Social Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theatre Arts

Bachelor of Music Education

Bachelor of Science

  • Athletic Training
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Elementary Education
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Kinesiology
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Physics-Mathematics
  • Special Education

Bachelor of Social Work

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Graduate Degree Programs

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Master of Arts

  • English
  • History

Master of Science

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Data Science

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science in Education

  • School Psychology
  • Special Education

Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Education-Professional Development

Specialist in Education

  • School Psychology

All graduate degree programs require a minimum of 30 credits of graduate course work (500 level and higher) in the area of specialization, with at least 50% of the minimum number of credits required in the degree program earned in 700 level courses or higher. Most degree programs also require a culminating experience. The culminating experience can be an examination, thesis, project, internship, portfolio, or a combination of the above. Programs without a culminating experience may require additional coursework. See information under the specific program for the requirement(s) for that program.

UW-Eau Claire Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts
    • English
    • History
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Education—Professional Development
  • Master of Science
    • Communication Sciences and Disorders (Speech-Language Pathology)
    • Data Science (Mathematics)
  • Master of Science in Education
    • School Psychology
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Specialist in Education
    • School Psychology
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The DNP degree is for individuals pursuing education in advanced practice nursing. It is a clinical doctorate designed to prepare nurses to assume leadership roles in the areas of advanced clinical practice (nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist) or nursing administration/nurse executive. Courses address topics such as organizational and systems leadership, influencing health policy, evidence-based practice and research utilization, information systems and patient care technology, interprofessional collaboration, improving patient and population health outcomes and effecting change, and evaluating health outcomes. Both the MSN-to-DNP (post master’s) and BSN-to-DNP (post-baccalaureate) options are available at UW-Eau Claire.

Master of Arts (MA)

The Master of Arts degree serves persons who already have substantial preparation in the discipline in which they seek a graduate degree, and who wish to extend their knowledge and skills in their area of specialization for self-improvement, professional roles, or further graduate study.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The purpose of the College of Business MBA program is to guide students in becoming effective leaders who possess broad, practical understanding of the business world and the dynamic, global environment within which it operates. The program is designed to develop each individual’s ability to recognize the needs of customers, employees, stockholders, and other organizational stakeholders; secure competitive advantage through emphasis on quality, technology, and innovation; communicate effectively and interact with members of a diverse, global work force and business environment; apply a wide variety of problem-solving tools and techniques to today’s complex problem situations; and manage an organization in a socially responsible and ethical manner.

The program is designed to meet the needs of individuals currently in the work force who wish to pursue an MBA on a part-time basis while continuing their full-time employment. See the MBA Program section of this catalog for further information and specific degree requirements.

Master of Education-Professional Development (MEPD)

The Master of Education-Professional Development degree provides for the enhancement of professional competencies in education for experienced, certified educators.  It is designed for individualized continuing education to assist educators in the development of competencies that relate specifically to their job needs and to their professional growth.  To be admitted to a MEPD program an applicant must have a minimum of two years teaching experience or equivalent.

Master of Science (MS)

The Master of Science degree is awarded to students who have demonstrated mastery of a specific field of study or area of professional practice. Students may enter such programs with substantial preparation in the discipline in which they seek a higher degree or it may be a new area of study for an individual, depending upon the requirements of the program.

Master of Science in Education (MSE)

The Master of Science in Education degree is designed to develop capabilities in special professional roles in the field of education. The MSE in School Psychology is earned at the completion of the first year of the three-year Specialist in Education degree.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

The Master of Science in Nursing degree is designed to prepare nurses with a population focus in Adult-Gerontologic Health Nursing or Family Health Nursing to assume leadership roles in advanced professional nursing. The core curriculum is designed to develop and increase students’ competencies in theory analysis and evaluation, concept clarification and development, research and refined skills in clinical inquiry, ethics, leadership, and analysis of contemporary issues. Building on the core curriculum, students apply new knowledge and skills in the clinical setting.

The program provides functional role preparation as a nurse educator or nurse administrator/leadership and management. Required nursing courses focus on the functional dimensions of the role, its theory and expectations, and strategies for implementation.

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Social Work

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work offers its Masters in Social Work (MSW) program on the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus in cooperation with the Department of Social Work.

The MSW program offers a social problem and social issues focus to the education and preparation of students as advanced practitioners and leaders across the fields of social work practice. Students find that the teaching of practice, knowledge, values, and skills with an analytic approach fosters the ability to acquire and translate knowledge into sound professional social work practice with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations. The MSW program offered on the UW-Eau Claire campus is part-time and is designed to allow students who are not able to pursue full-time study to work toward an MSW degree on a structured time-extended basis.

Specialist in Education Degree (Ed.S.)

The Specialist in Education degree is offered in School Psychology. This three-year program includes two years of full-time on-campus study, and a one-year, full-time internship. After successful completion of the first year of the program (31 credits of study and a passing grade on a comprehensive examination), students are awarded the Master of Science in Education degree. The Ed.S. degree requires an additional 37 graduate credits beyond the MSE degree. By earning this degree, students meet all of the requirements for certification by the State of Wisconsin as a School Psychologist and become eligible for National Certification in School Psychology.

Credit-Bearing Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate certificates may be earned by graduate degree seeking or non-degree seeking students. Guidelines and standards are identical for both groups. Graduate certificate programs require no fewer than 15 credits, and all credits required for the graduate certificate program must be graduate-level credits (500-level and above). No fewer than six credits must be taken at the 700 level.  At least 50 percent of the credits applied to the graduate certificate program requirements must be taken through UW-Eau Claire. Departments or colleges proposing graduate certificate programs have the right to specify

  1. admission requirements for entry into a certificate program, and
  2. minimum GPA requirements for course and certificate completion. 

Additional details on the minimum standards, procedures, and process for approving new credit-bearing graduate certificates may be found on the Graduate Studies website.