Criminal Justice Program added at UW-WC

UW-WC and UW-Oshkosh Deans sign agreement

UW–Washington County Dean, David  Nixon and UW Oshkosh Interim Provost, E. Alan Hartman signed an agreement Monday afternoon, entering into a new partnership that will allow Washington County residents to earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Criminal Justice from UW Oshkosh at the UW–Washington County campus. This is the eighth bachelor degree program that is now available at UW-WC as the growing campus continues to provide increased accessibility for area residents.

With a major in Criminal Justice, the BS program is designed specifically to serve adult nontraditional students and will be delivered at the West Bend campus using a combination of face-to-face classes, distance learning technology and online learning. This agreement allows students to earn their associate degree at UW-Washington County while simultaneously fulfilling their general education course requirements necessary to earn their bachelor’s degree. A prerequisite for this program is an Associate of Arts and Science degree.

The Criminal Justice degree prepares students for careers in government, law enforcement, social work, forensics, corrections or other government agencies. Students of the Criminal Justice program will focus on areas such as policy formulation and analysis; writing; critical thinking; data analysis and crime response theory.

Area residents interested in obtaining a Criminal Justice degree or any of the other bachelor degrees available at UW-Washington County, are invited to an information session on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at UW-WC campus room 101 from 4-6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is not required.

Individuals looking for more information about these programs should contact Student Services advisor, Chris Beloin at 262-335-5204 or email:

UW-Washington County is the fourth largest of the 13 campuses that make up the UW Colleges with more than 1,000 students. With a growing curriculum, small classes and dedicated faculty, students are provided with a high quality education at the lowest cost in the UW System. 

UW Oshkosh has grown since its founding in 1871 to become the third-largest university in Wisconsin. With a fulltime enrollment of more than 12,700 students, the University offers 74 associate, baccalaureate and master’s degree programs. The Center for New Learning at UW Oshkosh offers programs for adult nontraditional students, including certificate programs and accelerated bachelor’s degree opportunities. 


Sue Bausch