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Online and Distance Education 

The Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) Comprehensive Major in Organizational Leadership and Communication is a collaborative online degree program partnering the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire with the University of Wisconsin–Extension.  If you have completed the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree at the UW Colleges, a comparable Associate of Arts or Associate of Sciences degree, or comparable coursework, this flexible, 60-credit online degree completion program will allow you to pursue a degree, career, and family life at the same time.

If you need to complete your first two years before applying for the BPS, you may do so through UW Colleges Online, at any of the 26 UW campuses, or approved colleges or universities in Wisconsin or the United States. 

Check out to see all the on-line options available through the UW-System.  UW-Extension also offers undergraduate distance education courses through their Independent Learning Program. (These are traditional independent learning courses, or online courses).  Visit them at:

If you plan to take a course through one of these sister institutions and transfer it back to UW-Eau Claire, check the Transfer Wizard to see how a specific course will transfer to Eau Claire.

Be sure that courses taken through another institution will transfer to your degree program at UWEC.  If you have questions about transferability, your academic adviser can help you with this or you can contact the Registrar's Office at 836-4524.