Education Options at UW-Superior

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

Programs leading to a degree

Undergraduate (bachelorís degree): Academic programs of at least 120 semester credits leading to a bachelorís degree.

Extended Degree: Residents of Wisconsin, Minnesota and other states who want to pursue a bachelorís degree from their home. Applicants work through the Extended Degree Program and must be admitted to the university.

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.

Other education programs

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

Distance Learning Center: Complete a bachelor's degree from home through the Extended Degree program or enroll in individual online courses.

Superior English as a Second Language Institute: Program for international students who have good basic English language skills but need additional practice to reach the proficiency level necessary to pursue international careers or course work in colleges and universities in the United States.

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

Pre-College Programs

UW-Superior offers programs to help young people explore careers and university life, to improve their academic abilities, and to take university courses while still in high school.

Cybersummer is a one-week summer computer technology camp for students of color entering grades 6 through 8 in Milwaukee Public Schools. Students use UW-Superior's computer labs to learn more about computers and information technology. They take daily field trips to see how computers are used in business and government, and they explore computer-related careers.

For more information, contact Adarian Barr at (715) 394-8173 or abarr@facstaff.uwsuper.edu, or contact Lee Parker at (715) 394-8217 or lparker@facstaff.uwsuper.edu.

Native American Youthsummer
Native American Youthsummer is a career exploration program for Native American students in grades 6 through 10 from the Bad River, Red Cliff and Lac Court Oreilles reservations of Wisconsin. Students take part in field trips, discussions, classes and other activities that enable them explore careers in the arts, sciences and computers and to meet professionals in various career fields. The program is offered free to students through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Food and housing are provided.

For more information, contact Ivy Vainio at (715) 394-8415 or yvainio@facstaff.uwsuper.edu.

Upward Bound
UW-Superior offers the Upward Bound program for eligible students attending Superior Senior 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.

For more information, contact Director Vince Repesh at (715) 394-8219 or vrepesh@facstaff.uwsuper.edu.

Youthsummer offers young people ages 13 through 17 opportunities to explore careers, learn life sports and hobbies, and sample university life. Students can take part in one or more of approximately 50 five-day sessions offered in June and July. Each session provides students an opportunity for hands-on learning through activities, field trips, workshops, and discussions. No tests or grades are given. Students live in supervised university residence halls and meet people their own age from around the country. Commuter and resident plans are available, with the resident plan offering food and residence hall service. For more information, contact (715) 394-8173 or youthsummer@uwsuper.edu

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 admissions@uwsuper.edu.