Collaborative Degrees

Currently UWM at Waukesha is working in conjunction with UW-Milwaukee, UW-Oshkosh, and UW-Platteville to offer students the opportunity to earn selected Bachelor's degrees on campus.


Located on the UW-Waukesha campus, students can work towards a degree through the UW-Milwaukee College Connection program. For more information, contact the on-site advisor, Andrew Cuneo at (262) 521-5529 or e-mail him at


  • Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Criticism
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Community Engagement and Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Science & Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology


What is the UW-Milwaukee College Connection?

The UW-Milwaukee College Connection is a UW-Milwaukee Collaborative Degree Program created and administered in partnership with participating UW-Colleges.

If you are someone who lives in the proximity of UWM at Waukesha and wants to pursue a Bachelor's Degree but cannot figure out how to add another commute into your already full schedule, the College Connection might be your answer.

How does the College Connection Program work?

For many students, the first step is to seek admission to UWM at Waukesha. After you have been admitted, you take courses that fulfill requirements for an Associate's Degree. Many of the courses you complete for your Associate's Degree are also the foundation courses needed for the program. (If you already hold an Associate's Degree from UWM at Waukesha or another accredited college, or have many credits from a recognized college or university, you will have already completed the first step!)

A UW-Milwaukee Advisor is on-site to assist you with the admissions process, to help you choose classes, to discuss career-related issues, to figure out specific degree requirements and to answer any questions you have about the program.

After your Associate's Degree is completed, you transfer to UW-Milwaukee with a major in Organizational Administration, Communication Science & an optional Business Minor. The on-site UW-Milwaukee advisor will explain this process in detail.


The following UW-Oshkosh degrees are available:

  • Bachelor of Liberal Studies in Leadership Development
  • Bachelor of Liberal Studies in Organizational Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services Leadership

All of these degrees can be completed entirely online.  These accelerated online programs are designed especially for adult learners balancing work and family responsibilities along with their academic studies.  BLS students gain critical skills in organizational communication, leadership, conflict resolution, project planning and implementation and much more. Students completing a Human Services degree gain essential skills to prepare them for a variety of careers in the human services field.  Visit Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement to learn more.

Linda Hammer is the UW-Oshkosh advisor that serves the UWM at Waukesha campus and can be reached via e-mail at  Please contact her for more information or to schedule an advising appointment. 

Linda will be available on the UW-Waukesha campus the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month:
January: 8 & 23
February: 12 &26
March: 12 & 26
April: 9 & 23
May: 14 & 28

Alternative Careers in Teaching (act!)

The Alternative Careers in Teaching program (act!) is an individually tailored, alternative pathway to initial Wisconsin licensure as a secondary (grades 6-12) mathematics or science teacher or as a Technology Education teacher (grades K-12). The program is tailored to adult career-changers looking for an alternative path to licensure that is flexible, fast and convenient. The act! program is a cooperative program between the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The program is structured to meet the needs of the adult learner.  A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Individuals best suited for the act! program have an undergraduate degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) related field. Experience working in a math or science field (including experience while in the program). Title II Report


UW-Platteville partners with UWM at Waukesha to offer two engineering degrees on the UW-Waukesha campus:

To learn more about the program, contact LeAnn Leahy at or 608-342-6124.  More information is also available on the UW-Platteville website.