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Finding your fit

Whether you know exactly what you want to major in or not, the College of Arts and Sciences has a wide variety of options for you to explore. As a student of the College of Arts and Sciences you will be challenged through our liberal education core to think critically and creatively. No matter which department, program or major you choose, you will leave UW-Eau Claire with a transformative educational experience. Explore all of the majors, minors and pre-professional programs below and contact us if you have any questions.

Coming to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has been one of the best decisions I have made in my young professional career. One of the greatest aspects of this university is the student to faculty ratio. You truly are able to learn so much from your professors.

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The College of Arts and Sciences offers the following programs:

  1. Actuarial Science, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Much more than number crunchers, actuarial science graduates help businesses grow and play a critical role in strategic decision-making.

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  2. Africana Studies Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Deepen your knowledge about African people, the African diasporic and African American lives with a certificate in Africana studies.

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  3. American Indian Studies, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor; Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Explore the history, culture and values of the Indigenous tribal nations of the U.S. with a bachelor's degree in American Indian studies.

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  4. Analytical Reasoning Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    The analytical reasoning certificate is for students who wish to build the analytical skills they may need for graduate school, law school or in their chosen career.

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  5. Ancient Studies Program type: Minor; Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Interested in how we got here? Start at the beginning with an ancient studies minor. Enhance your appreciation and understanding of ancient languages, societies and cultures.

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  6. Anthropology Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Study human behavior, experience, adaptation, evolution and so much more with a certificate in anthropology. This program is an excellent addition to any major, but most advantageous for those studying humanities and the social and natural sciences.

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  7. Art Program type: Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Explore topics in theory, ethics and practices of traditional and contemporary art, all while developing your artistic expression with a minor in art.

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  8. Art History Program type: Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Rooted in experiential learning and travel, our art history minor will help you to hone your artistic skills and explore the world around you.

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  9. Arts Administration Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Learn how to manage and direct art organizations with a certificate in arts administration.

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  10. Behavior Analysis, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    In a program rarely offered to undergraduate students, you will learn how to help individuals who have autism, developmental disabilities, head injuries and substance-abuse disorders.

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  11. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Our biochemistry and molecular biology degree puts you at the forefront of innovation. Participate in collaborative research, train on leading-edge technology and gain real-world experience from expert faculty.

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  12. Bioinformatics, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Learn the science of storing, extracting, organizing, analyzing, interpreting and using biological data with a bachelor's degree in bioinformatics.

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  13. Biology, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Grounded in research with top-notch faculty and experiential learning opportunities, our biology degree is unrivaled at other undergraduate institutions in this region. Find your passion, choose your path and start making a difference.

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  14. Biology - Ecology and Environmental Biology Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Our ecology and environmental biology degree is an excellent choice for those curious about nature and passionate about doing science in the great outdoors. Through lab work, field experience and real-world projects, you'll pursue novel ideas and solve global environmental problems.

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  15. Biology - Microbiology Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Uncover groundbreaking ways to improve our health and the environment through the study of bacteria, viruses, parasites, yeasts and mold. Discover the many microbes that make life on earth possible, and gain the necessary knowledge to solve the unique problems revolving around them.

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  16. Biomedical Engineering, BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Help address the increasing demand for biomedical solutions, particularly relating to the health care needs of an aging U.S. population, with a degree in biomedical engineering.

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  17. Campaign Consulting Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Develop critical campaigning skills — including those related to the organization of workers, marketing of candidates, development of issues, and proper use of media and campaign finances — with a certificate in campaign consulting.

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  18. Ceramics, BFA Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Master ceramic techniques and approaches, and explore materials and concepts related to contemporary sculpture. Studio and advanced ceramics courses emphasize the development of personal expression, allowing you to uncover your talents and find your niche.

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  19. Chemistry, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Our bachelor's degree in chemistry is grounded in research, and provides real-world learning opportunities unrivaled at other undergraduate institutions in this region. The future is bright for Blugold chemists — what will you discover?

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  20. Chemistry with Business Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    This unique major combines the studies of chemistry and business to provide you with a solid foundation in the chemistry field and a rudimentary understanding of the principles of commerce. Work on groundbreaking research alongside expert faculty and renowned community partners, all while preparing for business careers in the chemical industry and other technology-driven enterprises.

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  21. Chemistry, ACS Certified, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Our chemistry, ACS certified degree is designed for students interested in working as practicing chemists. Explore countless opportunities for experimentation and discovery, and join research projects with our expert faculty. The program is proudly certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

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  22. Chemistry, ACS Certified - Biochemistry Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Our chemistry, ACS certified - biochemistry emphasis is designed for students interested in both chemistry and the biological sciences. Graduates enter the working world with real-world experience and exceptional career preparation. The program is proudly certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

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  23. Chinese Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    UWEC's Chinese certificate aims to deepen your Chinese language proficiency and cultural knowledge of China and Chinese-speaking regions of the world.

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  24. Communication - Communication Studies Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Learn how to analyze and enhance human communication through theory, research and practice. Explore opportunities to speak publicly, evaluate media and craft strategic messages to give you the knowledge, tools and confidence you need in your chosen career.

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  25. Communication - Organizational Communication Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor; Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Our career-building organizational communication program will introduce you to best practices across all types of communication, including organizational, professional, multimedia and interpersonal. Grow your understanding of strategic message design and enhance organizational productivity with this sought-after bachelor's degree.

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  26. Communication and Leadership in Health Organizations Program type: Graduate Certificate Delivery: Online Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Improve organizational communication, patient care and population health outcomes with the communication and leadership in health organizations graduate certificate.

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  27. Computer Programmer Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    The computer programmer certificate will introduce you you to software design, data types, procedural abstraction, digital logic, assembly language, object-oriented design and so much more. Gain a competitive edge in the workforce, including the ability to understand and use specific software and programs often found in the field.

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  28. Computer Science, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Immerse yourself in the world of computational methods, systems and models with a bachelor's degree in computer science. Our cutting-edge program will help prepare you for a challenging, lucrative and in-demand career.

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  29. Criminal Justice, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Designed for those concerned about crime and motivated to further justice, our criminal justice program will help you learn how to protect and serve our communities. Curriculum will explore the structure and functions of law enforcement, the courts and corrections through internship and research opportunities. And our renowned degree isn't just about helping you understand the causes of crime — it empowers you to be part of the solution.

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  30. Criminal Justice Equity and Inclusivity Program type: Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    The multidisciplinary minor in Criminal Justice Equity and Inclusivity is designed for students to analyze and critique issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the criminal legal system in the United States.

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  31. Critical Hmong Studies Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Better understand Hmong history, culture, society, language and contemporary issues with the critical Hmong studies certificate.

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  32. Dance Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Explore ballet, modern dance, jazz and tap, while participating in countless performance opportunities. This is an open-admission program, meaning all dance courses are open to all students, and anyone can enjoy the art of dance.

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  33. Drawing and Painting, BFA Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    The drawing and painting bachelor's degree is designed for students pursuing graduate studies or careers in drawing and painting. In addition to enhancing your artistic skills, you'll also have the opportunity to create artwork with digital software and technologies, and experiment with electronic media and animation.

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  34. Earth Resources Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Gain core science, policy and communication skills to better understand — and communicate about — complex environmental issues involving mineral and water extraction and usage.

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  35. Economics, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Prepare to become a skilled economist with a bachelor's degree in economics. Experience real-world learning, and gain the knowledge and tools to understand a variety of diverse systems, including financial markets, environmental issues, government policy, medical insurance, global economy and social inequities.

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  36. Economics of Global Issues Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Develop your global competency and enhance your understanding of global economics. Half of the degree requirements that make up this certificate will include courses that are chosen by you, allowing you to personalize your studies and focus on the areas that best align with your career goals.

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  37. Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology, EdS Program type: Graduate Program Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Become a problem solver, critical thinker and effective collaborator with a specialist degree in school psychology. Take your career to the next level and help children thrive behaviorally, emotionally and academically with your certification.

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  38. English - Creative Writing Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor; Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Focus on the craft of writing with the support and instruction of an array of well-published, award-winning faculty. Our creative writing degree provides you with the knowledge and skills to create original and effective poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction works.

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  39. English - Critical Studies in Literatures, Cultures, and Film Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor; Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Apply a lens of practical and theoretical methods to reading literary, critical, cultural and cinematic texts. Through this work, you'll learn how texts construct meaning and shape frameworks of power that mediate human relationships.

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  40. English - Linguistics Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Explore the fascinating world of language through active discussion and research. Approach language scientifically, and transform the way you think about sounds, words, sentences and meaning. Your highly marketable skills in collecting and analyzing data, as well as testing hypotheses, will lead to success in a variety of careers and industries.

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  41. English - Rhetorics of Science, Technology, and Culture Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor; Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Interpret and produce professional scientific and technical texts and documents that help people and organizations accomplish goals. Learn how to ensure published information is clear and ethical, and better understand the ways images and texts work together to create meaning.

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  42. Environment, Society, and Culture Program type: Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Gain critical skills and a deeper understanding of how environmental issues impact society — and what you can do to make a difference — with our environment, society, and culture minor.

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  43. Environmental Geography, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Study the bond between humankind and nature with an environmental geography bachelor’s degree. Here you’ll find yourself surrounded by highly motivated and enthusiastic people just like you: curious about the earth and how humans connect to it.

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  44. Environmental Public Health, BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Our EHAC-accredited environmental public health program will teach you about the biological, chemical and physical hazards that exist in our environment and what you can do to help. With the growing world population and climate change, environmental public health majors are in high demand.

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  45. Environmental Science Program type: Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Explore biological diversity, sustainability and environmental conservation — and how you can make a difference in our world — with a minor in environmental science.

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  46. Ethics Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Develop your ethical reasoning skills and better recognize ethical issues in personal, professional and social contexts with a certificate in ethics.

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  47. European Studies Program type: Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Develop a multidisciplinary understanding of European people and cultures. An excellent choice for those interested in history or international relations.

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  48. Family Studies Program type: Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Make a positive impact on your community by better understanding the issues and problems contemporary families face today — and what you can do to help.

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  49. French, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor; Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Explore a variety of topics, from grammar and pronunciation to the history of French civilization and contemporary societal issues. Our renowned program provides countless opportunities to study abroad or attend a cultural immersion program.

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  50. Geography, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Explore physical geography, human-environmental geography, human geography, geography techniques and regional geography. Gain knowledge about understanding people and places, their cultures and environments, and the relationships within.

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  51. Geology, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Become a professional geologist, hydrogeologist or geological engineer, or prepare for geological sciences or engineering graduate programs, with a bachelor's degree in geology.

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  52. Geology - Environmental Science Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Pursue a career in environmental geology, land conservation or environmental policy with a bachelor's degree in geology - environmental science.

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  53. Geology - Hydrogeology and Water Chemistry Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Explore topics like groundwater development and management, conservation of surface and subsurface waters, and the application of chemistry to geologic problems. Designed for students interested in hydrogeology, geochemistry and environmental geology careers or graduate programs.

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  54. Geology and Geological Engineering Dual Degree, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Start your journey toward becoming a geological engineer. Study the origin and evolution of sedimentary rocks; better understand digital techniques in geological sciences; and learn about the acquisition, processing and interpretation of geophysical data.

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  55. Geospatial Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    The geospatial certificate provides you with foundational knowledge in geospatial technologies. Project-based, real-world learning is a focus of the program.

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  56. Geospatial - Geographic Information Systems Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    The geospatial - geographic information systems certificate provides you with foundational knowledge in geospatial technologies with a special emphasis on GIS. Courses throughout the program will provide with you the necessary skills and expertise to successfully capture, store and display data related to positions on Earth.

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  57. Geospatial - Mapping Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    The geospatial - mapping certificate provides you with foundational knowledge in geospatial technologies with a special emphasis on the use of computers in the design and construction of maps. Courses focus on topics like digitizing tasks, the organization and utilization of mapping software, and the production of computer-drawn maps.

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  58. Geospatial - Remote Sensing Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    The geospatial - remote sensing certificate provides you with foundational knowledge in geospatial technologies with a special emphasis on remote sensing. Using high-altitude satellite and aerial imagery, as well as unmanned aerial systems (UAS), you'll learn more about the earth's environmental characteristics and how to use that information to make decisions.

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  59. Geospatial Analysis and Technology, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    An excellent path for those who wish to work in archaeology, climate science, resource planning or conservation and disaster relief, the geospatial analysis and technology major will help you find your calling and be successful in your chosen career.

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  60. German, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor; Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Rooted in experiential learning, our growing German major provides countless ways for you to enhance your language skills and cultural competency. Enroll in a cultural immersion program, join Der Deutsche Verein or participate in an international internship.

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  61. Global and Comparative History Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Learn about the historical development and interactions among nations, regions and global institutions with a certificate in global and comparative history.

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  62. Global Studies Program type: Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Better understand languages, politics, cultures and global issues — and use that knowledge to make a positive impact — with a global studies minor.

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  63. Graphic Communications, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    The graphic communications bachelor's degree prepares you to become both a powerful designer and a creative, contemporary communicator. Produce work that effectively balances information with exceptional expressive design.

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  64. Graphic Design, BFA Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Explore the principles of typography and the history of lettering; investigate the roles symbols play in establishing visual identities; and design logos, promotional materials and a promising future with your graphic design bachelor's degree.

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  65. Health Humanities Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    The health humanities certificate integrates compassion and humanities into health science and research to improve, deepen and strengthen experiences for health care providers and their patients. 

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  66. History, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Experience personalized curriculum, research opportunities and endless career paths with a bachelor's degree in history.

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  67. History - Public History Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Start your journey toward becoming a public historian with a bachelor's degree in public history. Curriculum explores the theories, concepts, methodologies, research methods and historiographic traditions used by historians. And you'll gain direct experience working alongside public historians during a required internship.

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  68. History - Special Topics Program type: Graduate Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    The Graduate Certificates Program in History is for individuals who would like to expand their competence and knowledge in a particular area of history. The program is designed to offer flexibility based upon the specific needs or interests of students. Graduate certificates emphasize specialization and depth of knowledge in a specific area of interest.

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  69. History of Race, Gender, and Society Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Explore the issues central to understanding contemporary culture, society and identity with a certificate in the history of race, gender, and society.

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  70. Illustration, BFA Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    The illustration bachelor's degree is designed for students pursuing graduate studies or careers in illustration.

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  71. Integrated Strategic Communication Program type: Minor; Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Our integrated strategic communication minor is designed to help you become an ethical, effective communicator on multiple platforms.

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  72. Integrated Strategic Communication - Advertising Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Our integrated strategic communication - advertising bachelor's degree immerses you in the fast-paced, exciting world of advertising and promotion.

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  73. Integrated Strategic Communication - Public Relations Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    An excellent path for those interested in planning publicity strategies and campaigns, the public relations major focuses on how to create a variety of communications, including press releases, social media, website messages, speeches and media pitches.

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  74. Interdisciplinary Linguistics Program type: Minor; Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Investigate the structure, acquisition and social functions of human language with a minor in interdisciplinary linguistics.

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  75. International Affairs Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    The international affairs certificate is designed for those interested in global awareness, cultural and political diversity, and economic globalization.

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  76. Japanese Program type: Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Enhance your Japanese language and cultural proficiency with our Japanese minor.

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  77. Journalism, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor; Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Discover the fast-paced world of communication, reporting and research with a journalism degree. Learning how to communicate and report in a variety of formats, you'll explore how to use print, sound, visual images and social media to tell compelling stories. Courses will teach you the tools of the trade, such as shooting video, recording audio, taking photos and editing media.

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  78. LabVIEW Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Gain an in-depth understanding of the computer interfacing and data acquisition software package LabVIEW. This certificate is available to both students and engineers in local and regional industries.

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  79. Latin American and Latinx Studies Program type: Minor; Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Broaden career possibilities and your perspective with a Latin American and Latinx studies minor. Given the increasing Latino/Hispanic population in the U.S. and the global nature of the economy, an understanding of Latin America is a valuable asset.

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  80. Latin American and Latinx Studies - Culture and Society Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    One of only a few programs like it in the region, our unique culture and society major is designed for those who are less interested in developing Spanish language skills and more interested in Latin America and Latinx people.

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  81. Latin American and Latinx Studies - Language Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    One of only a few programs like it in the region, our exceptional Latin American and Latinx studies - language program will help you to become fluent in Spanish while expanding your knowledge of Latin American history, culture and current events.

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  82. LGBTQ Studies Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Learn how lived experiences of gender, race, class, sex and sexuality intersect with colonial, capitalist and other systems of power. Courses will explore theories regarding gender and sexual formation, LGBTQ liberation movements and contemporary issues in the LGBTQ community today.

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  83. Liberal Studies, BLS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Design your own major with the liberal studies bachelor's degree. Select classes based on your own interests, professional goals and scholarly objectives.

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  84. Marine Science Program type: Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Study, maintain and preserve marine life and all it offers with a minor in marine science. A perfect pairing for those majoring in biology, chemistry, geography or geology.

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  85. Master of Arts in History, MA Program type: Graduate Program Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    The master of arts in history graduate program is intended for those who wish to increase their backgrounds in history, and for those who intend to do further advanced work in history.

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  86. Master of Arts in History - Public History, MA Program type: Graduate Program Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Our master of arts in history - public history program prepares students for a wide range of career options by familiarizing them with museum work, historic preservation, archives and other public history subfields.

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  87. Master of Science in Data Science, MS Program type: Graduate Program; Graduate Certificate Delivery: Online Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    This program, designed with input from industry leaders, is fully online. Start pursuing your master of science in data science now and enter the growing, in-demand field of data science.

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  88. Materials Science, BA or BS Program type: Major; Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Discover how new and existing materials can solve modern-day challenges with our materials science bachelor’s degree.

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  89. Materials Science and Engineering, BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Dive into the complex and growing field of materials science and engineering. Students graduate with knowledge of the field and the state-of-the-art software and instrumentation used in it.

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  90. Mathematics, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Turn your mathematical interests into a successful career. Dive into topics and areas of study in calculus, real analysis, linear algebra and abstract algebra. Curriculum will explore how to write mathematical proofs, read and synthesize mathematical literature, and model and solve problems.

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  91. Mathematics - Research Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Uncover answers to fascinating mathematical questions, and conduct and analyze research through student-faculty projects. One of only a few programs like it — and the only program like it in the UW System — the mathematics - research emphasis major is an excellent choice for those who enjoy math, are naturally curious and are passionate about contributing to the field through research.

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  92. Mathematics - Statistics and Applied Mathematics Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Explore careers in business, industry, statistics, data science, engineering, operations research, optimization or quality improvement with a bachelor's degree in statistics and applied mathematics.

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  93. Middle East Studies Program type: Minor; Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Whether you choose to pursue a career in international politics, world religions or current global conflicts, a Middle East studies minor will set you up for success.

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  94. Multimedia Communication Program type: Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    The interdisciplinary multimedia communication minor will introduce you to the art of presenting ideas through media. Explore courses in English, computer science, art, and communication and journalism.

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  95. Music, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Participate in one of the largest marching bands in the country, sing in an a cappella group or help run one of the largest jazz festivals in the nation. With over 200 performances available each year, you'll have plenty of chances to perform and prepare for your music-focused career.

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  96. Music - Applied Instrumental, BM Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Designed for those aspiring to be musical performers, the applied instrumental music major provides valuable, professional experience to promising musicians.

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  97. Music - Applied Voice, BM Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Designed for those aspiring to be performing artists, the applied voice major provides valuable, professional experience to promising singers.

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  98. Music - Composition, BM Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Explore compositional styles and techniques to develop your own. As one of the largest music departments in the region, you'll find yourself surrounded by passionate, enthusiastic people just like you, interested in creating and playing original music.

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  99. Musical Theatre, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Whether your art is singing, dancing, acting, directing, playwriting, costuming, set building or sound and lights — there’s a place for you here! Follow your dreams with our musical theatre bachelor's degree.

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  100. Neuroscience, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Study the brain, nervous system, behavior, communication and how they all work together in our neuroscience bachelor's degree program.

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  101. Ojibwe Language Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Become part of the global movement to revitalize endangered Indigenous languages. Learn how to speak, read, write and understand Ojibwe, all while gaining a better understanding of the cultural backgrounds and experiences of the Ojibwe people.

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  102. Philosophy, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Explore life’s biggest questions — and use reason and argument in an attempt to answer them — with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy.

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  103. Photography, BFA Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Learn cutting-edge techniques and best practices for shooting, adjusting, filing, printing and sharing photos. Start your dream of becoming a professional photographer with a bachelor's degree in photography.

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  104. Physics, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Explore ideas of space, time, matter, energy and radiation to better understand the physical sciences. Find your niche in areas such as aeronautics, medicine, product safety or emerging energies with the help of dedicated faculty.

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  105. Physics - Applied Physics Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Designed for those interested in working in industrial and engineering environments, our applied physics program focuses on the up-and-coming technology areas of energy and nanotechnology. Learn about the engineering design process, develop advanced laboratory techniques and gain knowledge of mathematical modeling.

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  106. Physics and Engineering Dual Degree, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Start your journey toward becoming an engineer. Graduates earn a bachelor's degree in physics from UW-Eau Claire and a bachelor's degree in engineering from an approved engineering school.

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  107. Political Science, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Learn from expert professors about justice, security, peace, minority rights and privacy, all while finding a career path you love. Whether you’re interested in pursuing law school or graduate school, or entering the workforce right away, you’ll graduate well-prepared and ready to make an impact.

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  108. Political Science - Legal Studies Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major; Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Prepare for law school or graduate school through our rigorous legal studies bachelor's degree. Housed in the political science department, this program will encourage you to explore topics in American politics, government, judicial politics and so much more.

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  109. Political Science - World Politics Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Explore international relations, world affairs and comparative government. Our expert faculty will provide you with a solid foundation in how states, international organizations and other global interactions influence and shape world politics, preparing you for an exciting career in political science.

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  110. Pre-Dentistry Program type: Pre-Professional Program Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Interested in becoming a dentist? Our pre-dentistry program will prepare you for the next step in your career.

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  111. Pre-Engineering Program type: Pre-Professional Program Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Interested in becoming an engineer? Our pre-engineering program will prepare you for the next step in your career.

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  112. Pre-Law Program type: Pre-Professional Program Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Interested in becoming a lawyer? Our pre-law program will prepare you for the next step in your career.

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  113. Pre-Medicine Program type: Pre-Professional Program Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Interested in a career in medicine? Our pre-medicine program will prepare you for the next step in your career.

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  114. Pre-Optometry Program type: Pre-Professional Program Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Interested in becoming an optometrist? Our pre-optometry program will prepare you for the next step in your career.

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  115. Pre-Pharmacy Program type: Pre-Professional Program Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Interested in becoming a pharmacist? Our pre-pharmacy program will prepare you for the next step in your career.

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  116. Pre-Physician Assistant Program type: Pre-Professional Program Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Interested in becoming a physician assistant (PA)? Our pre-physician assistant program will prepare you for the next step in your career.

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  117. Pre-Professional Health Science Program type: Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Our pre-professional health science minor is designed for students preparing for post-baccalaureate health profession programs and careers.

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  118. Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program type: Pre-Professional Program Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Interested in being a veterinarian? Our pre-veterinary medicine program will prepare you for the next step in your career.

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  119. Psychology, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    With a bachelor’s degree in psychology, you'll better understand the human experience and how to use that knowledge to support others.

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  120. Public Health, BS or BA Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus
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    Learn to approach public health issues through the broad lens of social, economic, cultural, health and environmental factors. This growing program prepares you to make a difference in our society and to become an advocate for vulnerable communities and those in need.

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  121. Recording Arts Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Our recording arts certificate features a robust, interdisciplinary curriculum that addresses diverse interests in both sound and technology. Gain real-world experience through an internship and direct access to a recording studio.

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  122. Religious Studies, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Explore the fascinating world of religion — and the various beliefs, practices, texts, ceremonies and theologies associated with it — with a bachelor's degree in religious studies.

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  123. Responsible Mining Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Learn best practices in responsible resource development and how to help protect our environment with a certificate in responsible mining. This certificate is an excellent choice for those who wish to join state regulatory agencies, such as the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

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  124. Sculpture, BFA Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Make a career out of making art with a bachelor's degree in sculpture. To ensure graduates leave with a greater level of artistic development and focus, all sculpture students participate in an immersive, studio-focused curriculum.

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  125. Social Advocacy and Change Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Explore topics such as human rights and environmental concerns, and promote change in a variety of social and political contexts with a social advocacy and change certificate.

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  126. Social Diversity Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Learn more about the inequalities experienced in our society today — and how you can make a difference — with a certificate in social diversity.

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  127. Sociology, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Make the world a better, brighter place with a degree in sociology. Rooted in experiential learning, the program focuses on ways you can be a voice for the voiceless and help to improve society.

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  128. Software Engineering, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Our software engineering degree program offers amazing opportunities that go beyond the classroom. Participate in hack-a-thons, conduct undergraduate research and network with companies through field trips.

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  129. Spanish, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Rooted in experiential learning and travel, our Spanish major provides countless opportunities for you to grow your Spanish-language skills.

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  130. Spanish for Health Professions Program type: Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Pair your love of medicine and the Spanish language with our Spanish for health professions minor. This is a great option for nursing, biology and social work students.

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  131. Studio Art, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Develop a personalized art degree with our studio art program — an excellent fit for explorative artists who are looking to build on their passions.

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  132. Sustainability and Climate Action Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    An excellent choice for students who are concerned about the escalating climate crisis and who seek the foundational understanding and skills to lead societal and technological transitions necessary to achieve a sustainable world.

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  133. Teaching - All Music, Choral Emphasis, BMEd Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Gain the skills, tools and certification necessary to teach choral and instrumental music to grades K-12. Our choral emphasis provides specialized courses and learning opportunities for those specifically interested in teaching choir.

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  134. Teaching - All Music, Instrumental Emphasis, BMEd Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Gain the skills, tools and certification necessary to teach instrumental and choral music to grades K-12 through rigorous curriculum paired with real-world experience.

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  135. Teaching - English and Language Arts, BA Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Prepares to become a certified English and language arts teacher in grades 4-12. Taught by passionate, supportive faculty members, coursework will help you to learn best practices and effective instructional techniques when teaching writing, speaking, reading and literature.

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  136. Teaching - French, BA Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Share your love of the French language with the next generation with a bachelor's degree in French education. Graduates of the program are certified to teach French to students in pre-K through grade 12.

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  137. Teaching - German, BA Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Rooted in experiential learning and travel, the German education major will help you share your love of the German language with the next generation, shaping your future students into curious and culturally competent citizens along the way. Graduates of the program are certified to teach German to students in pre-K through grade 12.

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  138. Teaching - Mathematics, BS Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Combine your passions for math and education with a teaching - mathematics bachelor's degree. Completion of the program licenses you to teach all math courses to students in grades 4-12.

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  139. Teaching - Science, Biology Emphasis, BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Make a positive impact on our environment and the next generation with a bachelor’s degree in teaching - science, biology emphasis. Graduates are prepared to teach any science course, especially biology, to students in grades 4-12.

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  140. Teaching - Science, Chemistry Emphasis, BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Instill a love for STEM and inspire future scientists with a bachelor's degree in teaching - science, chemistry emphasis. Graduates are prepared to teach any science course, especially chemistry, to students in grades 4-12.

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  141. Teaching - Science, Earth/Space Science Emphasis, BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Start your journey toward becoming a science teacher with a bachelor's degree in teaching - science, earth/space science emphasis. Graduates leave with specialized, in-depth knowledge of geology, oceanography, astronomy and meteorology, and are prepared to teach any science course to grades 4-12.

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  142. Teaching - Science, Physics Emphasis, BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Combine your passions for science, physics and education with a bachelor's degree in teaching - science, physics emphasis. Use state-of-the-art instrumentation, conduct research alongside faculty and hear from experts in the field — all while learning how to best teach science classes, especially physics, to grades 4-12.

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  143. Teaching - Social Studies, History Emphasis, BA Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Study the past — and educate the future. Graduates of the teaching - social studies, history emphasis program earn the licensure necessary to teach social studies and history to students in grades 4-12.

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  144. Teaching - Spanish, BA Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Combine your love for Spanish and teaching with a Spanish education degree. Upon graduation, you'll have the skills, experience and credentials needed to inspire and educate our next generation. Graduates of the program are certified to teach Spanish to students in pre-K through grade 12.

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  145. Teaching English as a Foreign Language Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    The teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) certificate is designed to provide the basic coursework for future English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers. This certificate is a popular choice for those who want to teach English in countries like Japan, China, Mexico, Poland, Romania or Korea.

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  146. Theatre Arts, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor; Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Pursue your theatrical passions with a bachelor's degree in theatre arts. We will help you feel confident, prepared and empowered to take the stage through leading-edge curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities and student-focused faculty.

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  147. Topical Minor Program type: Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Design your own minor with the topical minor program. This is an excellent choice for Blugolds who have a specific career or professional goal in mind.

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  148. Transnational Asian Studies Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Broadly explore Asia and the Asian diaspora, and gain knowledge about the experiences of people of Asian ancestry. This multidisciplinary program is designed to be customized to fit your needs, with all 15 credits chosen by you.

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  149. Transnational Geographies, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Explore careers related to cultural difference, social justice and ethnographic field research with a bachelor's degree in transnational geographies. Graduates are well-prepared for working abroad.

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  150. Water Resources Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Explore the origin, nature, distribution, movement, exploitation and conservation of surface and subsurface waters, as well as the problems associated with the development of water resources in Wisconsin and the U.S..

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  151. Women of Color Feminisms Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    The women of color feminisms certificate is designed for students who have a strong interest in learning about the experiences of women of color.

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  152. Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor; Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Think critically about the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender and sexualities with other hierarchies of power and privilege — and be an advocate for social justice — with a bachelor's degree in women's, gender, and sexuality studies.

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  153. World History and Society: Past, Present, Future Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Study our past, explore our present and forecast our future with a certificate in world history and society: past, present, future. This certificate is an excellent choice for those interested in all things related to world history.

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  154. World Religions Program type: Certificate Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Enhance your understanding of the beliefs, practices and cultural impact of the world’s major religious traditions with a world religions certificate.

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