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University Studies Program

General Education, done better

General Education at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

All American universities have a general education program.  What makes the University Studies Program (USP) special are its small, first-year-experience classes, the community engagement experience that second-year students do, and the three “signature questions” that are woven throughout USP courses.

At UW Oshkosh, your general education will inspire you, transform you, ignite intellectual curiosity and introduce you to the opportunities of university life. The USP is the gateway to a 21st-century college education.

The USP provides students with an assessable, common intellectual experience that also embraces the traditional breadth of a liberal arts education to prepare them for the challenges of work, for engaged citizenship and for a meaningful and satisfying life.

These experiences are enhanced by participation in small learning communities, civic engagement and more. At UW Oshkosh, we’re convinced that we’re doing general education better.

20,000 Hours

Of community impact each year through community engagement (Quest III) courses


80 Percent

Of employers want students who acquire broad knowledge in liberal arts and sciences

25 Or Fewer

Number of students in at least two first-semester courses

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University Studies Program
Pollock House
(920) 424-1402
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Pollock House
765 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-1402