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We offer 49 undergraduate, 23 graduate degrees, many of which are unique to Stout or are not offered elsewhere in the Midwest.

All of our majors are grouped into six career clusters to help you navigate your path. Or, you can also use our program search to select a delivery format or browse options by degree type. But if you still aren’t certain about which path to choose when you come to Stout, don’t worry! We have the resources available to help guide you.

Undergraduate Degrees

B.S. Apparel Design and Development

B.S. Applied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 

B.S. Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

B.S. Applied Science

B.S. Applied Social Science

B.S. Art Education

B.S. Business Administration

B.S. Career, Technical Education and Training

B.S. Computer and Electrical Engineering

B.S. Computer Networking and Information Technology 

B.S. Computer Science

B.S. Construction

B.S. Criminal Justice and Rehabilitation

B.S. Dietetics

B.S. Digital Marketing Technology

B.S. Early Childhood Education

B.S. Engineering Technology

B.F.A. Entertainment Design

B.S. Environmental Science

B.S. Family and Consumer Sciences Education

B.S. Food Science and Technology

B.F.A. Game Design and Development

B.S. Golf Enterprise Management

B.S. Graphic Communications 

B.F.A. Graphic Design and Interactive Media

B.S. Health, Wellness and Fitness  

B.S. Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

B.S. Human Development and Family Studies

B.F.A. Industrial Design

B.S. Information and Communication Technologies

B.F.A. Interior Design

B.S. Management

B.S. Manufacturing Engineering

B.S. Marketing and Business Education 

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

B.S. Packaging

B.S. Plastics Engineering

B.S. Professional Communication and Emerging Media

B.S. Psychology

B.S. Real Estate Property Management

B.S. Rehabilitation Services

B.S. Retail Merchandising and Management

B.S. Science Education

B.S. Special Education

B.F.A. Studio Art

B.S. Supply Chain Management

B.S. Sustainable Management

B.S. Technology Education

B.S. Technology and Science Education

B.S. Video Production

Minors

For some minors, students may enroll as either undergraduate [U] or graduate [G] level. Undergraduate students are ineligible for graduate-level [G] minors. Teaching minors, indicated below with an asterisk (*), are state-approved programs for teacher certification for teaching at the secondary and/or elementary level. 

It is redundant to declare a major and a minor/concentration in the same field, and therefore not permitted. Please reference the Minors Matrix PDF document to verify whether a particular minor or concentration is not permitted with your selected major and/or concentration.

Applied Foreign Language [U]

Applied Peace Studies [U] 

Art History 

Biology [U]

Biomedical Instrumentation [U]

Business Administration [U]

Chemistry [U]

Coaching [U]

Cognitive Neuroscience [U]

Communication Studies [U] ]

Computer Networking Systems and Design [U] 

Computer Science [U]

Construction Safety/Risk Control [U]

Disability Services [U]

Economics [U]

Economics Teaching *  [U]

English Writing and Literature  [U]

Enterprise Technology [U]

Food Science and Technology [U]

Geographic Information Systems [U] 

Global Perspectives on Engineering [U] 

Health and Wellness [U]

Health and Wellness Education *  [U]

History [U]

History Teaching *  [U]

Hospitality Security and Risk Management [U]

Human Development and Family Studies [U]

Human Physiology  [U] 

Human Resource Management [U]

Information Security Management [U]

Journalism [U]

Materials Science  [U]

Mathematics [U]

Mathematics Teaching *   [U]

Mechanical and Electrical Construction [U]

Military Leadership  [U]

Performing Arts [U] 

Philosophy [U]

Photography and Video [U]

Physics [U]

Plant Science [U]

Project Management [U]

Property Management [U]

Psychology [U]

Quality Engineering  [U]

Quality Management [U]

Retailing [U] 

Science, Technology and Society [U]   [new] 

Sociology [U, G]

Spanish [U]

Studio Art  [U]

Supply Chain Management [U]

Sustainability   [U]

Web Technology [U]

Women and Gender Studies [U]

Workplace Diversity [U]

Certificates

UW-Stout offers professional development certificate programs in addition to its traditional majors and minors to meet the needs of those who wish to obtain additional knowledge and skills needed for personal growth and professional advancement.

While not a substitute for a degree or diploma, the certificate is an alternative credential for individuals seeking to obtain new knowledge and skills or to update their knowledge and skills in a specific area. Typically, a certificate is earned by completing a set of limited, well-defined learning outcomes focused on new or emerging processes or new knowledge and principles applied to practical problems or issues.

The following certificates are available to all students as a stand-alone program or in addition to their undergraduate [U] or graduate [G] major. Undergraduate students are ineligible for graduate-level [G] certificate programs.

Certificates with an * are only available to on-campus students.

Applied Ethics [U] *

Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist [U,G]

Career and Technical Education Leadership [G]

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Exam Preparation [U,G]

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Exam Preparation [U,G]

Cyber Security and Cyber Defense – Computer Networking Professional Development [U]

Communicating with Emerging Media [G]

E-Learning and Online Teaching [G]

Enterprise Technology [U, G]

Evaluation Studies [G]

Event and Meeting Management Certificate [U,G] *

Health Communication [U,G]

Human Resource Management [U,G]

Improving the User Experience [G]

Institutional Research [G]

Instructional Design [G]

Math Specialist [G]

Organizational Development and Consulting [G]

Practical Skills for Beginning K-12 Career and Technical Educators [U,G]

Sex Therapy [G]

Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate [G]

Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate [U]

Social Work On Campus [U]

Social Work Online [U]

Supply Chain Management [U,G] *

Sustainable Enterprise Management [U,G]

Sustainable Management Science [U,G]

Training Design, Development and Evaluation [G]

Web Technology [U]

Women and Gender Studies [U,G] *

Workplace Diversity [U]

Specializations

A specialization is a program of study with carefully constructed learning experiences, defined outcomes, and specified evaluation procedures. Students may enroll in the specialization as a stand-alone program or in addition to their undergraduate [U] or graduate [G] major.

Gerontology [U,G]

Golf Enterprise Management [U]

Health Science Occupations Education [U,G]

International Studies [U]

Professional Writing [U]

Training and Human Resource Development [U,G]

Pre-Professional Programs

UW-Stout's  B.S. degree in Applied Science and Applied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology can prepare you to apply to professional programs at:

  • Chiropractic Schools 
  • Dental Schools 
  • Medical Schools 
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Optometry Schools 
  • Pharmacy Schools 
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Physicians Assistant 
  • Veterinary Schools 

As soon as possible, you should determine the entrance requirements of the school of your choice to help plan a specific preprofessional program for eventual credit transfer.

For additional pre-professional information, contact:

Ann Parsons
331E Jarvis Hall-Science Wing
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751

Phone: 715-232-2563
parsonsa@uwstout.edu

Law Pre-Professional

UW-Stout's B.S. degrees in Applied Social Sciences, Business Administration, Human Development and Family Studies, or Psychology can prepare you to apply to law schools when following recommended coursework.

There is no single set of courses which specifically prepares someone for law school and a subsequent legal career. The Official Guide to U.S. Law Schools encourages pre-law students “to fill your undergraduate curriculum with broad, diverse, and challenging courses.” UW-Stout’s general education requirements provide students with an opportunity to take such classes during their freshman and sophomore years.

For additional pre-law information, contact:

Robert Zeidel
171D Harvey Hall
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751

Phone: 715-232-2342
zeidelr@uwstout.edu

So Much More Than a Degree

In addition our exceptional academic offerings, as a member of the Stout community, you’ll have access to a wealth of other opportunities such as paid internships and career guidance, as well as a fulfilling student life experience. 

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