UW adding two-year and four-year programs
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – The UW-Stevens Point campus in Marshfield will add new two-year and four-year degree programs.
Gretel Stock, the dean for University College at UWSP, told Marshfield aldermen the two-year campus wants to explore additional educational offerings for students of all ages, backgrounds and career goals.
Stock said the Marshfield campus wants to present programs that meet local professional needs and career paths that are in demand.
To that end, Greg Summers, provost and vice-chancellor for academic affairs, told the Council that UWSP will be introducing new two-year associates degrees, four-year baccalaureate degrees, and graduate degrees that are all coming to the Marshfield campus.
He said there would be six new associate degree programs in the areas of human services, health sciences, information science, applied finance, leadership and project management, and environmental science and management.
Summers also said the campus would offer two new four-year degree programs beginning this fall–one in business and another in social work.
New graduate credentials will include a master of business administration degree in applied leadership and decision-making.
Summers also indicated the Marshfield campus will continue its longstanding partnership with the UW-Eau Claire nursing program.
Stock added that the school is working on creating a one-year experience for students in the arts that would create educational opportunities in Marshfield which would lead to possible performance and baccalaureate opportunities on the main campus in Stevens Point.
In 2017, the campus lost its full-time instructor in the theater department, when Damian Ernest was reassigned to the UW-Sauk County campus in Baraboo.
Directors for theater productions have been hired from within the community, and from the UW-Marathon County campus in Wausau.