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Academic Calendar

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  • late August (orientation)
  • early September – mid-December (14-week semester)
  • January (optional 3-week interim period)


  • late January (orientation)
  • late January/early February – mid-May (14-week semester)
  • mid-May - early June (optional 3-week interim period)


  • mid-June – early July (Summer I)
  • mid-July – early August (Summer II)

Intensive English Program Calendar

  • Session I: early February – late March
  • Session II: late March – mid-May
  • Session III: mid-May – early July
  • Session IV: early July – late August
  • Session V: early September – mid-/late October
  • Session VI: mid-/late October – mid-December
Degree Requirements

The requirements to earn a degree are different for every degree program. Resources such as the Undergraduate Bulletin will help students understand what the requirements are. To ensure that students meet these requirements - without making mistakes that require additional time at UW Oshkosh - students must also meet regularly with an academic advisor.

Degrees & Programs

Degree-seeking students earn a Bachelor’s Degree following successful completion of a minimum of 120 credits of undergraduate university coursework (some programs require more than 120 credits). Most programs are designed as four-year programs, with advance planning and sufficient credit loads. A few require more than four years and cannot be accelerated.

  • Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
  • Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS)
  • Bachelor of Music (BM)
  • Bachelor of Music Education (BME)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

All Bachelor’s Degree-seeking students must choose an area of specialization called a major. In most cases, students must specialize further by adding a combination of a minor, multiple minors, an emphasis or a second major. These combinations are what make each graduate unique!

Degree requirements and course descriptions are updated approximately once every three years. For the most up-to-date information on requirements, and to access descriptions for all UW Oshkosh courses, use the UW Oshkosh Undergraduate Bulletin.

Pre-professional Education & The Professions

  • Dental
  • Engineering
  • Health
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary

With the exception of Engineering, UW Oshkosh students entering The Professions complete a Bachelor’s Degree at UW Oshkosh, typically as a “pre-professional”, and then apply for admission to a Professional (graduate) School. Pre-professional students are often referred to as “pre-engineering,” “pre-health,” “pre-law,” “pre-med,” etc.

UW Oshkosh pre-engineering students apply for admission to an engineering school prior to completing the UW Oshkosh Bachelor’s Degree, transfer to the Engineering School if admitted, and continue to complete both the UW Oshkosh Bachelor’s Degree and the Professional degree simultaneously while at the Engineering School.

Pre-Engineering Dual Degree Program

  • Architectural
  • Biomedical
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Computer
  • Electrical
  • Environmental
  • Geological
  • Industrial
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical
  • Mining
  • Nuclear

Students complete a BS in physics at UW Oshkosh and a BS in a selected engineering field from the University of Minnesota. The full program typically requires five years - 3 at UW Oshkosh plus 2 at the Professional School.

Free Academic Tutoring

Everyone is invited to take advantage of free tutoring at UW Oshkosh! We find that our best students as well as students who find a few courses to be more challenging than they expected all access tutoring. It's a great way to raise a grade - and it's free!

Center for Academic Resources (CAR)

CAR provides free one-on-one tutoring for many 1st and 2nd year courses and some 3rd year courses, free small group tutoring for select courses, and free online tutoring for some online or hybrid courses. CAR also offers group study sessions, such as Supplemental Instruction (SI) and Peer Review Sessions (PERS).

Free Math Tutoring Lab

The Mathematics Department operates two free Math Tutor Labs. No appointment is necessary to visit these labs for tutoring.

Reading & Study Skills Center

The Reading & Study Skills Center assists students one-on-one with study skills, preparing for tests and finding workshops that are right for each student.

Writing Center

The Writing Center  assists both experienced and inexperienced writers through free, one-to-one, collaborative sessions with trained peer consultants.

Free English Language Assistance

All students at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh who self-select as having difficulty in coursework due to the English language may access tutoring free of charge.

Degree-seeking, exchange and visiting students may choose tutoring related to English language skills development or content area tutoring. IEP student tutoring focuses on language skills development.

The Center for Academic Resources has a professional tutor who assists students for whom English is a second or non-native language. This tutor works with individual students to help process course material (e.g., learning difficult vocabulary, making connections between concepts, comprehending cultural background, interpreting course assignments), be understood in English (e.g., pronunciation, presentations, classroom participation strategies), and effectively use English grammar ( e.g., subject/verb agreement, plurals, tenses).

All students who need English Language Assistance must have an appointment. Email or call 424-2304 to schedule.

Student Clubs and Organizations

College life goes far beyond the classroom. Whether you play on an intramural athletic team, attend plays and concerts, or take advantage of volunteer or career-building activities, it's easy to get involved.

At UW Oshkosh, you'll interact with a diverse group of people, build lifelong friendships and have experiences that can change your life. You can:

    • Join a student organization;
    • Attend a Titan sporting event at the Oshkosh Sports Complex;
    • Play for an intramural athletic team;
    • Attend a campus concert or event;
    • Help your community by taking part in the Titan Volunteer program;
    • Take part in additional opportunities with American students.

    View all campus organizations.

    International at UW Oshkosh

    UW Oshkosh offers international-related extracurricular and academic opportunities both on and off campus.

    The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh — Where Excellence and Opportunity Meet.