Academic Catalog

Education Options

Programs Leading to a Degree 

UW-Superior offers many options to accommodate the education needs of traditional and nontraditional students.

Undergraduate (Bachelor's Degree): Academic programs of at least 120 semester credits leading to a Bachelor's Degree.

Online Learning: Selected academic programs offered through a flexible program of study that does not require on-campus class attendance. Distance Learning students complete academic work through online and other communication technologies.

Graduate Studies: Academic programs leading to a Master of Arts, Master of Science in Education or Specialist in Education degree.

Associate Degree: A 60-semester-credit program leading to an Associate Degree.

Academic Outreach Programs and Other Learning Programs

Continuing Education/Extension: Credit and noncredit classes and workshops for people seeking continuing professional education and lifelong learning.

Online Learning: Complete a bachelor's degree from home through an Online Program or enroll in individual online courses.

Special Adult Students: Anyone taking courses at UW-Superior but not seeking a degree.

Pre-college Programs

Youth Options

The Youth Options program enables high school juniors and seniors to enroll in one or more courses at an institution of higher education in Wisconsin.

School districts are required to pay the cost of tuition, books and fees and to determine whether the course satisfies state graduation and high school credit requirements.

For more information, see the Admissions section of this catalog or contact the UW-Superior Admissions Office at 715-394-8230 or

Upward Bound

UW-Superior offers the Upward Bound program for eligible students attending Superior High School who face challenges in pursuing higher education without additional support.

During the academic year, students receive tutoring, counseling and study skills training to help them improve their grades and self-confidence. They also visit college campuses, attend plays, concerts and lectures; and build relationships through social, recreational and cultural activities.

During the summer Upward Bound students participate in a six-week residency program on the UW-Superior campus.