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Degrees
At UWM we offer many majors and their corresponding degree type. Details about majors and degrees offered can be found here.
General Degree Requirements
The general requirements for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree are:
  • A minimum of 120 credits (varies according to school/college).
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.00.
  • Residency requirement: The final 30 credits (senior year), must be taken at UWM.


Dual Degree vs. Double Major
The following guidelines are provided as general information regarding Dual Degrees and Double Majors. Most schools/colleges do not offer Dual Degrees. Please contact your school/college advising offices for more detailed information.
  • Dual Degree:
    • Students interested in dual-degree programs must apply and be accepted by each program separately.
    • Students will be assigned advisors from both programs (if programs are in different schools/colleges) in which they are studying.
    • While the specific requirements of each dual-degree program differs, each program offers students the opportunity to acquire two degrees in less time than it would take if pursued independently.
    • Both sets of degree requirements must be fulfilled before either degree is awarded.
    • Upon completion of a dual degree program the student will:
      • Apply for graduation twice. (once for each degree)
      • Be billed an $80.00 graduation fee by the Bursars office ($40.00 per degree)
      • Receive 2 diplomas ( one for each completed degree)
      • The final transcript will reflect two separate degrees
  • Double Major:
    A double major is defined differently than a Dual Degree. A double major is defined as:
    • An additional major in either your current academic program or another school/college at UWM.
    • Students who opt for a double major must complete only the major requirements; they are not required to complete degree requirements for an entire second degree.
    • Upon completion of a double major the student will:
      • Apply for graduation once
      • Be billed a $40.00 graduation fee by the Bursars office
      • Receive 1 diploma
      • The final transcript will reflect one degree with two majors

Policy for Granting Degrees
The faculty of each major has determined the title of the degree to be awarded upon completion of each of their approved programs of study. The following is a complete list of majors and their corresponding degree type offered at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Degree table

School/College Academic Major Degree Designation
Health Sciences Clinical Laboratory Sciences BS

Communication Sciences & Disorders BS

Health Care Administration BS

Kinesiology BS

Occupational Therapy BS

Therapeutic Recreation BS
Architecture & Urban Planning Architectural Studies BS
Business Administration Accounting BBA

Finance BBA

Human Resources Management BBA

Management Information Systems BBA

Marketing BBA

Production & Operations Management BBA
Education Community Education BS

Education BS

Educational Studies BS

Exceptional Education BS
Engineering & Applied Science Civil Engineering BSE

Computer Science BS

Electrical Engineering BSE

Industrial Engineering BSE

Materials Engineering BSE

Mechanical Engineering BSE
The Arts Art BA,BFA

Art Education BFA

Dance BA,BFA

Film BFA

Inter-Arts BFA

Music BA,BFA

Music Education BFA

Theatre BA,BFA
Letters & Science Africilogy BA

Anthropology BA

Applied Mathematics and Physics BS

Art History and Criticism BA

Atmospheric Sciences BS

Conservation & Environmental Science BA,BS

Biochemistry BS

Biological Sciences BA,BS

Chemistry BA,BS

Classics BA

Communication BA

Comparative Literature BA

Comparative Study of Religion BA

Course in Chemistry BS

Economics BA

English BA

Film (interdisciplinary with Fine Arts) BA

French BA

Geography BA,BS

Geosciences BA,BS

German BA

Global Studies BA

Hebrew Studies BA

History BA

International Studies BA

Italian BA

Journalism & Mass Communication BA

Linguistics BA

Mathematics BA,BS

Medical Science BS

Philosophy BA

Physics BA,BS

Political Science BA

Psychology BA

Russian BA

Sociology BA

Spanish BA

Multidisciplinary-Committee-directed BA,BS
Library & Information Science Information Resources BS
Nursing Nursing BS

Nursing (Collaborative Program) BS
Social Welfare Criminal Justice BS

Social Work BS