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University of Wisconsin-Waukesha Originally an extension of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the UW-Waukesha gained a new identity in 1972 when all such satellites around the state became the UW Centers, a separate institution within the UW System. In July 1997, the Board of Regents approved a new name: University of Wisconsin Colleges. Now numbering thirteen, the UW Colleges offer freshman and sophomore courses and an associate degree.

Like the other Colleges' campuses, UW-Waukesha's land and buildings belong to a local government unit, in this case Waukesha County, which purchased the 86-acre campus from William J. Hughes and his wife, Blanche I. Fischer Hughes, in March 1965.

Assuming its share of responsibility, the University of Wisconsin provides faculty, staff, educational programs, technology, furnishings, libraries, and supplies. The first classes met in fall 1966 at Mt. St. Paul Seminary, because the new buildings were not ready for occupancy. In December, however, the campus opened in its current location, beginning with just Northview Hall, the Field House, and the Commons. Southview Hall opened in February 1969, and both the Administration Building and an extension to Northview Hall, more than doubling the size of the library, were added in 1978. The Fine Arts Center, with its 337-seat Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, came in 1987. In 1992, a computer center, and a new entryway to Northview Hall added 5,000 square feet to the campus.


Accounting, Actuarial Science, Administrative Management, Agricultural Education, Agriculture, Agronomy, American Indian Studies, American Studies, Animal Science, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Applied Science, Applied Technology, Architecture, Art, Art Education, Art History, Asian Studies, Astronomy, Atmospheric Science, Audiology, Banking, Behavioral Sciences, Biochemistry, Biological Science, Biology, Botany, Broadcasting, Business, Business Administration, Business Education, Business Management, Cartography, Chemistry, Child Development, Civil Engineering, Classics, Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication, Communication Arts, Communication Disorders, Community Education, Comparative Literature, Computer Information Management, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Counseling, Criminal Justice, Crop Science, Dairy Science, Dietetic Sciences, Drama, Early Childhood Education, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Elementary Education, Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Science, Engineering Technology, English, Entomology, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Design, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Support Studies, Fashion Merchandising, Film, Finance, Fine Arts, Food Science, Foreign Languages, Forest Technology, Forestry, French, General Business, Geography, Geological Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, German, Health Care Management, Health Education, Health Promotion, Health Sciences, Hebrew Studies, History, Home economics, Horticulture, Hospitality Management, Human Biology, Human Development, Human Resource Management, Human Services, Humanities, Immunology, Indian Studies, Industrial Engineering, Interdisciplinary Studies, Interior Design, International Relations, International Studies, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Latin American Studies, Law, Liberal Studies, Library, Linguistics, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Mass Communication, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Music, Music Education, Music Therapy, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Naval Science, Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Office Management, Paper Science, Pathology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Science, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Physics, Plant Pathology, Political Science, Poultry science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Affairs, Public Health, Quantitative Analysis, Radio / TV / Film, Real Estate, Recreation, Regional Studies, Rehabilitation Studies, Religion, Resource Management, Retail Management, Rural Sociology, Scandinavian Studies, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Special Education, Speech, Speech Communication, Statistics, Technology, Textile, Theatre, Theatre Arts, Theoretical Sciences, Tourism Management, Toxicology, Urban Studies, Visual Arts, Water Environment Technology, Wildlife, Women and Gender Studies, Zoology

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Multiple Campuses


Associate's Colleges


1500 N. University Drive
WI 53188 Waukesha
United States
Phone: (262) 521-5200
Fax: (262) 521-5491

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