College of Letters and Science

The College of Letters and Science boasts award-winning programs, nationally recognized faculty and talented students in the largest and most varied college at UW Oshkosh. The College offers 40 undergraduate majors as well as numerous minors, emphases, certificates, pre-professional programs and graduate programs spanning the sciences, the humanities, the fine and performing arts, social sciences and engineering technology.

Central to the mission of the college is a broad-based liberal education that challenges students to explore a wide spectrum of knowledge about the human experience and the natural world, to enhance their skills of communication, critical thinking and problem solving, to understand and bridge cultural difference, and discover their own capacities for creative expression.

Through an exciting array of powerful learning opportunities – including hands-on community-based projects, internships, student/faculty collaborative research, global learning and study abroad, among many others – COLS equips students for specific careers while also preparing them to be responsible citizens who understand and contribute to the complex and changing world in which they live.

About the Dean

Anne H. Stevens joined the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh as Dean of the College of Letters and Science in 2022. Prior to that time she had been professor of English and chair of the department of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she had served since 2004. She received her BA in English from the University of Chicago and PhD in English from New York University. She is the author of British Historical Fiction before Scott (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and Literary Theory and Criticism: An Introduction (Broadview, 2015; revised second edition 2021) and the co-editor, with Molly C. O’Donnell, of The Microgenre: A Quick Look at Small Culture (Bloomsbury, 2020). She has published articles in the Journal of General EducationCritical InquiryStudies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, and elsewhere.