UW Stout Adds New Academic Programs

UW Stout Adds New Academic Programs
Students in the entertainment design - comics and sequential art concentration are photographed Monday, April 11, 2016 in Ursula Murray Husted's class. Their upcoming exhibit, “Wisconsin Legacies: Roots of a Generation”, paints a far ranging and complex portrait of America and the individuals who shaped our heritage. From struggling with prohibition to witnessing the Sterling Hall bombing, the characters embody the lived Wisconsin experience. This exhibition illustrates 125 years of Wisconsin history as we celebrate the 125th year of the University of Wisconsin-Stout . The students were responsible for piecing together and illustrating the lives of fictional individuals based on extensive research into Wisconsin's social, political, and cultural history. This unique comic exhibition transcends the traditional format of the graphic novel. In a single semester, UW- Stout comics students collaborated to produce a cohesive 232-page sequential fiction narrative. (UW-Stout photo by Brett T. Roseman)

ABOVE PHOTO: A new Bachelor of Fine Arts major in illustration has been approved at UW-Stout.

Students who are ready to build careers in science or art, or pursue a cross-discipline master’s degree, have new and in-demand options at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

The Universities of Wisconsin Board of Regents has given its stamp of approval to five new academic programs at UW-Stout, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University. They are:

  • Bachelor of Science, biology
  • Bachelor of Science, chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science, physics
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, illustration
  • Master of Professional Studies, design, entrepreneurship and sustainability.

The programs, which were approved April 5 and begin in the fall, capitalize on UW-Stout’s existing academic offerings, labs/studios and experienced faculty in those fields. The additions bring the number of undergraduate majors to 57 and Graduate Studies to 23, along with a specialist degree and doctorate degree.

“I am proud of UW-Stout faculty and staff that are working hard to continue to adapt and expand UW-Stout’s polytechnic offerings to meet student needs and the needs of the workforce,” said Glendalí Rodríguez, provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

UW-Stout graduates are in demand. A new report found that 99% of UW-Stout 2022-23 graduates were employed soon after earning their degree and had a record average starting salary of $58,000, the best among higher education institutions in west-central Wisconsin.


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