Programs of Study including Majors & Minors


UW-Green Bay At A Glance

A dynamic academic approach, exceptional facilities and a campuswide commitment to “Connecting learning to life” are defining elements of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Faculty members encourage students to develop their abilities as creative problem solvers, able to draw upon multiple perspectives to connect what they learn to real-life issues.

Students enjoy abundant opportunities for hands-on research, internships and employment. With a campus convenient to both the Door County resort area and the diversified economies of the Fox Valley corridor, the University and its students benefit from a great location.

Academic facilities are outstanding. The eight-story Cofrin Library connects to every academic building via enclosed concourses. Library and computer resources rank among the finest in the state, and new or newly expanded classrooms offer the latest in instructional technology.

The campus is rich in activities connecting students with new friends, classmates and the University itself. Among the “extras” are a bayshore park, arboretum and golf course, NCAA Division I athletics, a newly remodeled University Union, premium student housing (every room with a private bath) the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts and the brand-new Kress Events Center.

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The campus is located on the northeast edge of Green Bay, Wisconsin (metropolitan population of about 250,000) in a suburban area overlooking the bay.

Outstanding features:

  • 700 rolling, wooded bayshore acres, a nine-hole golf course and an arboretum with a five-mile biking/walking path
  • Well-equipped academic facilities including Mary Ann Cofrin Hall - the primary classroom building - and state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in the remodeled Laboratory Sciences Building
  • Concourse system connecting all academic buildings and the eight-story Cofrin Library
  • An impressive new fitness and recreation center, along with a 4,000-seat sports and concert venue, at the brand-new Kress Events Center
  • The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, a nationally renowned 2,000-seat performance hall which has hosted comedian Jerry Seinfeld, vocalist Sara Evans, Stomp and many others, is available for student performances
  • A newly remodeled University Union; new residence halls with single rooms, private baths and apartment-style options


  • 6,274 total enrollment (Fall 2008 census)
  • 4,717 are full-time undergraduates
  • 3,903 of all undergraduates are women; 2,156 of all undergraduates are men
  • from 70 of 72 counties
  • from 36 states
  • from 31 nations
  • 508 U.S. students of color
  • 75% of new freshmen live on campus
  • 22.5 is the new-freshman mean ACT score
  • 3.28 is the median high school grade point


  • 188 full time
  • 97% of tenure-track professors hold the Ph.D. or highest credential in their field
  • 22/1 is the student/faculty ratio
  • 70% of classes have fewer than 40 students
  • One-fourth have fewer than 20 students
  • Only 7% of classes have 75 students or more
  • Students choose from 600 lecture courses and 100 labs or discussions

Top Majors (by degrees granted)

  • Business Administration
  • Psychology
  • Human Biology
  • Human Development
  • Elementary Education
  • Communication
  • Nursing
  • History
  • Biology
  • Social Change and Development


  • Bachelor of Applied Studies (B.A.S.)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Music (B.M.)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing (B.S.N.)
  • Master of Management (M.S.)
  • Master’s in Environmental Science and Policy (M.S.)
  • Master’s in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning (M.S.)
  • Master of Social Work (a collaborative M.S.W. with UW-Oshkosh)
  • UW-Green Bay also offers a two-year Associate of Arts and Sciences (A.A.S.) degree


Founded in 1965, UW-Green Bay is one of 13 degree-granting institutions in the highly-respected, tradition-rich University of Wisconsin System.

The University holds a full 10-year accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North La Salle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504.

Individual programs with accreditations or approvals:

  • Chemistry, American Chemical Society
  • Dietetics component of Human Biology, American Dietetic Association
  • Music, National Association of Schools of Music
  • Nursing, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Social Work, Council on Social Work Education
  • Master’s of Social Work, Council on Social Work Education
  • Teacher Education, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction


University of Wisconsin System

Kevin P. Reilly - President

University of Wisconsin System

Board of Regents (April 2009)

  • Jeffrey B. Bartell, Madison
  • Mark J. Bradley, Wausau, President
  • Elizabeth Burmaster, Madison
  • Eileen Connolly-Keesler, Neenah
  • Judith V. Crain, Green Bay
  • Mary Quinnette Cuene, Green Bay
  • Danae D. Davis, Milwaukee
  • John R. Drew, Milwaukee
  • Michael J. Falbo, Milwaukee
  • Thomas A. Loftus, Sun Prairie
  • Kevin Opgenorth, Platteville
  • Charles Pruitt, Milwaukee, Vice President
  • Brent Smith, La Crosse
  • Michael J. Spector, Milwaukee
  • Colleene P. Thomas, Madison
  • Jose F. Vasquez, Milwaukee
  • David G. Walsh, Madison
  • Betty Womack, Brown Deer

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

  • Thomas K. Harden — Chancellor
  • Julia E. Wallace — Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  • Thomas D. Maki — Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance
  • Daniel J. Spielmann — Interim Assistant Chancellor for University Advancement