UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018


The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers a world of intellectual, social, and personal possibilities. Whether you study at UWM for one semester or all the way through to an undergraduate degree, this catalog can help you make the most of those possibilities. UWM features:

  • 103 bachelor's degree programs, 63 master's programs, one specialist degree, and 34 doctoral programs.
  • 14 schools and colleges.
  • More than 3,000 different courses, including evening and off-campus classes.
  • Faculty members who are nationally recognized for research and publication and are active citizens of the metropolitan community.
  • A community of 30,000 students, 1,674 faculty and instructional staff, and more than 2,000 staff members.

UWM was established more than 60 years ago, in 1956, with the merger of Wisconsin State College, Milwaukee, and the University of Wisconsin Extension Center in Milwaukee. (Wisconsin State College traces its origin to the Milwaukee State Normal School, founded in 1885.) Since then, UWM has become a major part of the intellectual, cultural, and economic life of Southeastern Wisconsin.

Academic Worlds

The academic worlds at UWM include:
School of Architecture and Urban Planning
Peck School of the Arts
Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business
School of Education
College of Engineering and Applied Science
School of Freshwater Sciences
College of Health Sciences
School of Information Studies
College of Letters and Science
College of Nursing
Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health
Helen Bader School of Social Welfare
Graduate School
School of Continuing Education

The Student Community

With increasing regularity, the world's students are making UWM a first-choice destination. UWM's diverse student body, representing 80 countries and all 50 states and the District of Columbia, is attracted by UWM's academic excellence and urban setting, convenient to the professional, cultural, and recreational advantages only a large metropolitan area can offer.

There's a lot for students to do at UWM. In the Peck School of the Arts complex and elsewhere on campus, you can enjoy concerts, art exhibitions, dance performances, and films by student and faculty artists and by distinguished visitors from the broader art world. You can cheer for UWM athletic teams, work off your tensions in organized or pickup sports, or keep in shape at the Klotsche Center. The Center, and the campus in general, are accessible to disabled students. As a student, you're also eligible for medical services at the Student Health Center.

At UWM, social life centers on the Union, where students can see internationally acclaimed authors, buy Panther gear, dine at restaurants from very fast to sit-down-and-stay, view French and Latin American film festivals, or wait for the bus. UWM's four residence halls house mostly first-year students in suite-style accommodations. Residents have access to a variety of dining and activity options in all complexes.

The Student Association and hundreds of other campus groups give students a voice in University life and opportunities to explore interests ranging from politics to sailing. Students are represented on University committees, publish newspapers, and are involved in radio station WUWM-FM 89.7.

The Milwaukee Community

As a student at Wisconsin's major urban university, you have access to the employment, social, cultural, and recreational opportunities of a large city, while enjoying the closeness of the UWM community.

UWM's 104-acre main campus is located on Milwaukee's upper East Side, one of the city's most attractive residential areas and home to many faculty, staff, and students. UWM also is just a short walk from historic Lake Park and the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, and a short drive or bus ride from a wealth of cultural and recreational resources.

Our location in the cultural and economic heart of Wisconsin puts students in the center of a growing metropolitan area that doubles as a learning laboratory.

Student Right to Know

The University has created a website to notify prospective and current students and their parents about their rights and responsibilities, as well as the services and programs offered at UWM. The items available include information about campus safety, academics, financial aid, and graduation rates. To access this website, go to uwm.edu/studentrighttoknow. If you require paper copies, feel free to print the information directly off the Web or contact the department that provides that information, and a copy will be sent to you.


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