Along with offering excellent majors and minors and making substantial contributions to the liberal education program, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) faculty and staff work with students outside the traditional classroom setting and encourage students to engage in other potentially transformative learning experiences.
Multiple opportunities exist for participation in student-faculty collaborative research and creative activity in departments and programs across the College. Additional information can be found by contacting specific CAS departments and programs. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs also is a key source of information and funding for these activities.
Many academic departments and programs in the College offer internships or apprenticeships, which provide students with valuable hands-on learning experiences in their field of study and may provide entrée into a job after graduation. The Career Services Office also can assist with arranging job shadowing and internships for students.
International and Intercultural Experiences:
The University's Center for International Education offers study abroad opportunities through more than 25 programs in multiple countries around the world. Students also can participate in the National Student Exchange Program and study for a semester or year at another higher education institution in the U.S., Canada, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico or Guam.
For students with a strong academic record, the University Honors Program and Department/Program Honors Programs and Department/Program Honors Programs provide an extra measure of challenge and enrichment.
The Office of Continuing Education provides outreach programs developed through a variety of departments to meet people's lifelong learning needs, including sponsoring of the College's all-online Bachelor of Professional Studies Degree Completion Program.
Students interested in pursuing professional degrees can work with a skilled adviser to prepare for entrance into a professional degree program. These Pre-professional programs range from one to two years of study to the completion of a Bachelor's degree at UW-Eau Claire.