Degree Programs


Accounting, Comprehensive Major

Actuarial Science, Comprehensive Major

American Indian Studies, Major

Art, Integrative Visual Arts, Comprehensive Major

Art, Liberal Arts, Graphic Communications Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Art, Liberal Arts, Studio Art Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Art, Studio Emphasis, Major


Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Comprehensive Major

Bioinformatics, Comprehensive Major

Biology, Ecology and Environmental Biology Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Biology, Major - Liberal Arts

Biology, Microbiology Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Biomedical Engineering, Comprehensive Major

Business Administration, Major

Business Communication, Comprehensive Major

Business Finance, Comprehensive Major


Chemistry with Business Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

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

Chemistry, A.C.S. Certified, Comprehensive Major

Chemistry, Major - Liberal Arts

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


Economics, Business, Comprehensive Major

Economics, Major - Liberal Arts

Elementary-Middle Education: Grades 4K-9, Major

English Language Arts Teaching, Comprehensive Major

English, Creative Writing Emphasis, Major

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

English, Linguistics, Major

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

Entrepreneurship, Comprehensive Major

Environmental Public Health, Comprehensive Major

Exercise Science, Comprehensive Major


French Teaching, Major

French, Major - Liberal Arts


Geography, Environmental Geography, Comprehensive Major

Geography, Major

Geography, Transnational Geographies, Comprehensive Major

Geology, Dual Degree Geological Engineering Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

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


Health Care Administration, Comprehensive Major

History, Major - Liberal Arts

History, Public History Emphasis, Major

Human Resource Management, Comprehensive Major


Information Systems, Comprehensive Major

Integrated Strategic Communication, Advertising Emphasis, Major

Integrated Strategic Communication, Public Relations Emphasis, Major

International Business, Comprehensive Major


Journalism, Major


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

Latin American and Latinx Studies, Language Emphasis, Major

Liberal Studies, Comprehensive Major


Management, 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, Comprehensive Major

Mathematics Teaching, Comprehensive Major

Mathematics Teaching, Major

Mathematics, Liberal Arts Emphasis, Major

Mathematics, Research Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics Emphasis, Major

Music Teaching – Choral Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Music Teaching – Instrumental Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Music, Applied Instrumental, Comprehensive Major

Music, Applied Voice, Comprehensive Major

Music, Composition, Comprehensive Major

Music, Major


Neuroscience, 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


Operations and Supply Chain Management, Comprehensive Major


Philosophy, Major

Physical Education Teaching, Comprehensive Major

Physics, Applied Physics Emphasis, Major

Physics, Astrophysics Emphasis, Major

Physics, Dual Degree Engineering Emphasis, Major

Physics, Liberal Arts Emphasis, Major

Political Science, Legal Studies Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Political Science, Major - Liberal Arts

Political Science, World Politics Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Psychology, Behavior Analysis, Major

Psychology, Major

Public Health, Major


Rehabilitation Science, Comprehensive Major

Religious Studies, Major


Science Teaching, Biology Emphasis Comprehensive Major

Science Teaching, Chemistry Emphasis Comprehensive Major

Science Teaching, Earth/Space Science Emphasis Comprehensive Major

Science Teaching, Physics Emphasis Comprehensive Major

Social Studies Teaching, History Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Social Work, Comprehensive Major

Sociology, Major

Spanish Teaching, Major

Spanish Teaching, TESOL Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Spanish, Major - Liberal Arts

Special Education, Unified Special Education K-12 Elementary/Middle, Comprehensive Major


Theatre Arts, Comprehensive Major

Theatre Arts, Major - Liberal Arts

Theatre Arts, Musical Theatre, Comprehensive Major


Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Major

Programs by College

College of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Actuarial Science
American Indian Studies 
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Chemistry with Business Emphasis
Computer Science
Criminal Justice 
Geospatial Analysis and Technology
Integrated Strategic Communication
Latin American and Latinx Studies
Materials Science
Political Science
Public Health
Religious Studies
Theatre Arts
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Bachelor of Science

Biomedical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering

Bachelor of Fine Arts


Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Music


Bachelor of Science in Environmental Public Health

Environmental Public Health

College of Business

Bachelor of Business Administration

Business Administration 
Business Communication
Business Finance  
Economics, Business 
Health Care Administration
Human Resource Management
Information Systems
International Business
Operations and Supply Chain Management

College of Education and Human Sciences

Bachelor of Arts

English & Language Arts Teaching
French Teaching
Social Studies Teaching - History Emphasis
Spanish Teaching
Spanish Teaching - TESOL Emphasis

Bachelor of Music Education

Bachelor of Science

Communication Sciences and Disorders
Elementary Education-Middle Education Grades 4K-9
Exercise Science
Physical Education Teaching 
Mathematics Teaching
Science Teaching - Biology Emphasis
Science Teaching - Chemistry Emphasis
Science Teaching - Earth/Space Science Emphasis
Science Teaching - Physics Emphasis
Rehabilitation Science
Special Education - Unified Special Education K-12 & Elementary/Middle Emphasis

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


Master of Science

Athletic Training
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Data Science

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science in Education

School Psychology

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
    • History
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Education—Professional Development
  • Master of Science
    • Athletic Training
    • 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 in 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 variety of decision-making tools and techniques to dynamic business 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.

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 12 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.