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  • AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Accreditation Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • American Chemical Society
  • Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care [AAALAC]
  • Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education [CCNE]
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education [CAATE]
  • Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology [CAC/ABET]
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs [CACREP]
  • Council for Standards in Human Service Education [CSHSE]
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Higher Learning Commission
  • International Fire Service Accreditation Congess [IFSAC]
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children [NAEYC]
  • National Association of Concurrent Enrollment Programs [NACEP]
  • National Association of Schools of Music [NASM]
  • National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council [EHAC]
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction


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  • Wisconsin State Board of Accountancy
  • Wisconsin State Board of Nursing



  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education [AACTE]
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN]
  • American Association for Curriculum Development [AACD]
  • American Educational Research Association [AERA]
  • American Geological Institute
  • American Historical Association
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability [AASHE]
  • Association of American Colleges & Universities [AAC&U]
  • Association of Department of Foreign Languages [ADFL]
  • Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs [AEHAP]
  • Association of Wisconsin Nurse Educators [ANEW]
  • College and University Professional Association [CUPA]
  • Council for Standards in Human Service Education [CSHSE]
  • Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences [CCAS]
  • Council on Undergraduate Research [CUR]
  • International Reading Association [IRA]
  • Mathematical Association of America
  • Midwest Association of Graduate Schools [MAGS]
  • Midwest Modern Language Association [M/MLA]
  • Midwest Student Exchange
  • National Association of Colleges & Universities Business Officers [NACUBO]
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
  • National League for Nursing [NLN]
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties [NONPF]
  • National Rural Education Association [NREA]
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • National Student Exchange [NSE]
  • National Women’s Studies Association
  • Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance [NEW ERA]
  • Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities [TECSCU]
  • WAICU StudyWisconsin
  • Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters
  • Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education [WACTE]
  • Wisconsin Campus Compact
  • Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Wisconsin Rural Schools Association [WIRSH]

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Undergraduate Bulletin is published biennially in the spring of odd-numbered years. Bulletins are available online at

UW Oshkosh is registered as a public institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.61 to 136A.71.  Registration is not an endorsement of the institution.  Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.


The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Vol. 41 No. 3 May 2021

Note to Readers

This Bulletin does not establish nor constitute a contract between the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and students enrolled at this institution. The Bulletin provides descriptive and summary information that outlines University rules, regulations, course listings, degree programs and fee schedules, which are in effect at the time of publication. The University retains the exclusive right to change, modify or interpret, at any time, the descriptions contained in this Bulletin. The University administration and faculty, with the concurrence of the Board of Regents and the administration of the University of Wisconsin System, also retain the right to change fees and to add, modify or withdraw courses or degree programs at any time.

Under the provision of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, a student is entitled to review any records, files, documents and other materials defined as education records that are maintained by UW Oshkosh and are related directly to the student. A student may contact the Student Affairs Office, Dempsey 148, for further information.

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to a policy of fairness and equal opportunity for all. A diverse student body, faculty and staff, which reflect the variety of pluralism of society, is desired and encouraged. Moreover, equal access to benefits, programs, services, employment and education opportunities is assured for all, without regard to sex, color, marital or parental status, race, age, national origin, religion, handicap, sexual preference, political affiliation or beliefs, and arrest or conviction record (except prescribed by law), ancestry, creed, or sexual orientation. Inquiries regarding University compliance with equal opportunity/affirmative action laws and regulations may be directed to the University Director of Affirmative Action, (920) 424-0330.


UW Oshkosh Winter Weather Advisory

(920) 424-0000

UW Oshkosh has an automated telephone line for timely information concerning class cancellations for winter weather-related conditions. Make note to call (920) 424-0000 for the latest information. Please note that the University only rarely suspends classes for weather-related conditions. Students should be aware that some faculty and instructional academic staff provide information specific to their courses (e.g., including such information as arrangements for making up any canceled sessions).

In addition to notifying radio and television stations, the University’s official web site will also post notices of weather-related news.


Graduate Studies at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Students interested in furthering their education are encouraged to consider graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. The master’s degree programs, practice doctorates, certificates, post-master’s programs and graduate courses available are fully described in the Graduate Studies Bulletin.

Also, undergraduate students who are certified by an undergraduate examiner to be within nine units (crs.) of graduation and who meet other Graduate Studies admission requirements may request permission to enroll in some graduate courses as a final term senior during the term in which their baccalaureate degree will be awarded.


Chemical Exposure

Certain courses and research projects require that students work with chemicals while engaging in academic studies. Many of these chemicals may be hazardous to your health. Instructors of these courses and research projects must inform and train students on procedures that will maintain the students’ personal health and safety and provide them with information on the hazards of specific chemicals that will be used during their course of study. Furthermore, instructors must enforce and follow safety policies. Prior to use of hazardous materials and equipment, students shall review the procedures and information, and discuss any associated concerns with the instructor.
Contact: Greg Potratz
Phone: (920) 424-1488
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