Undergraduate Degrees
UWM offers over 120 undergraduate majors and submajors. You can also "build your own major" with a Committee Interdisciplinary Major. This option allows you to consult with a faculty committee to create a personalized major designed to meet specific individual educational goals.



College of Health Sciences
The College of Health Sciences is the largest school of its kind in the state of Wisconsin. It prepares students for careers in health care administration, diagnostic medicine (as medical technologists, cytotechnologists, radiologic technologists and sonographers); health and fitness (as athletic trainers, exercise and fitness specialists and health and fitness managers); rehabilitation therapies (as occupational therapists, therapeutic recreation specialists, and speech-language pathologists). The College also offers the "Pathways to PT" program, allowing kinesiology graduates to matriculate into graduate physical therapy programs at several local and state universities. Our metropolitan location gives us ties to more than 100 local health care and recreation agencies, providing jobs, a setting for practical experience to augment classroom instruction, and community service opportunities.

Architecture & Urban PlanningThe School of Architecture and Urban Planning offers an undergraduate pre-professional degree in architectural studies and graduate programs in architecture and urban planning. The Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies is awarded after the first four years of study. UWM's Master of Architecture degree is the only nationally accredited professional architectural program in Wisconsin, and the Master of Urban Planning is one of only two nationally accredited graduate planning programs in the state. The School has active student and alumni groups involved in extramural activities such as a mentoring program, lecture series, and Habitat for Humanity. Students also benefit from the experience of professionals as well as nationally known architects and planners who are hired by the School.


Peck School of the ArtsThe Peck School of the Arts offers intensive professional training in the arts, as well as a wide range of arts courses for students from all parts of the University. In addition, the School presents hundreds of concerts, exhibitions, film showings, and performances each year to the campus and Milwaukee-area communities. The Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) auditions students for admission to its acting program, and interviews students interested in professional programs offered in costume production, stage management, and technical production. Auditions also are required for music programs.

Sheldon B. Lubar School of BusinessThe Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business is accredited on both undergraduate and graduate levels by AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the recognized accrediting body for business schools. The advantages of an urban university are wide open to UWM business students, who learn in the heart of the state's largest business center. Students may take advantage of numerous internship opportunities for valuable hands-on work experience in area firms. The Business Administration Building, equipped with the latest technology (in fact, our campus serves as a model for other institutions as they consider their building plans), allows for a balance of theory, practice, and reality.


EducationYou might be interested in teaching very young children, preteens, high school students, or children with special needs. Perhaps there's a subject so exciting to you that you want to pass along your enthusiasm to future generations. If you are up to the challenge, we are here to help you become a special person – a teacher; someone who makes a difference in the lives of others.

At UWM you will learn from expert, caring faculty. The School of Education works closely with more than 200 area schools and agencies to give you the hands-on experience you'll need to succeed. You also will learn by interacting with approximately 1,000 education majors of various backgrounds and experience. Professional growth continues with a full slate of master's degree programs and an urban education doctoral program, as well as involvement in professional organizations and opportunities to study abroad. With an education degree from UWM, you'll be ready to take your place among a group of skilled and motivated professional educators who are sought after by schools and agencies here in metropolitan Milwaukee and around the world.


Engineering & Applied ScienceThe College of Engineering and Applied Science offers programs that forge a broad background in basic scientific principles with the practical needs of industry. Students can further enrich their programs through participation in the College's well established Cooperative Education and Internship programs.These programs allow students the opportunity to complement their classroom studies with paid job experience related to their major. More than 100 companies participate, including Briggs & Stratton, John Deere, Harley-Davidson, Kohler, and Rockwell Automation.


Letters & ScienceThe College of Letters and Science, the largest of the UWM schools and colleges, provides the core education and skills necessary for careers in today's marketplace or in the most competitive graduate and professional schools. In addition to 35 liberal arts majors, the College offers pre-professional study for students interested in becoming physicians or physician assistants, dentists, lawyers, chiropractors, pharmacists, podiatrists, optometrists, veterinarians, or foresters. Students also have the opportunity to "build a major" through the Committee Interdisciplinary Major, which allows a student to consult with a faculty committee to create a personalized major designed to meet specific individual educational goals.

HumanitiesHuman imagination, languages, and inquiry are the threads that run through the fabric of humanities and communication disciplines, from literature and philosophy to professional writing, art history, foreign languages, and linguistics. Study in the humanities is both practical and personal: It emphasizes critical thinking and individual expression while focusing on complexities within human experience.
Natural SciencesNothing impacts our lives more dramatically than cutting-edge scientific discoveries. At UWM, ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as a research institution, students can forge their way to the stars, design new molecules, track severe weather patterns, study the workings of the brain, and encourage a respect for the natural world.
Social SciencesFrom Africology and anthropology to economics and sociology, the social sciences are all about people and the way they interact. Whether it's in the past (history), in our government (political science), in the mind (psychology), or in the realm of geography, the social sciences set a lively pace for students who want to understand today's complex and rapidly evolving world. Pre-Professional Programs
International Programs


Information StudiesThe School of Information Studies prepares graduates who will help individuals and organizations effectively use and manage information resources and technologies. Required internship/fieldwork experience in company information divisions and organizations gives students hands-on skills to prepare them for future careers. Among the career opportunities that await graduates in the fast-growing information industry are Web page design, competitive intelligence research, network administration, Internet consulting, information technology consulting, technology training, and online vendor marketing.


NursingThe College of Nursing's undergraduate program is challenging and rewarding. In addition to chemistry, anatomy, and other lab science courses, you will acquire a background in the humanities, learn new clinical and administrative skills, and receive many hours of supervised clinical instruction. UWM nursing students benefit from our city location by being able to work in the best hospitals and other health care organizations with well-known doctors and nurses.

Helen Bader School of Social WelfareThe Helen Bader School of Social Welfare will prepare you for a career in one of two human service professions - social work or criminal justice. In a metropolitan area such as Milwaukee, social work students have many opportunities to work in child welfare, family service, and services for the aging, as well as in physical and mental health care facilities. Criminal justice students are prepared to work in law enforcement, probation and parole, and corrections, and have opportunities for internships in a wide variety of criminal justice agencies.