The College of Professional Studies is one of the two academic divisions of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the other being the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The College of Professional Studies is comprised of five academic programs - Business, Education, Nursing, Physical Education, Social Work, and two community support partnerships – the Northeast Wisconsin (NEW) Partnership for Children Families and the Institute for Learning Partnerships including the Phuture Phoenix program. Central to Professional Studies, are the connections and collaborations that each professional program has with the communities we serve. Many of the programs offer campus, on-line and blended delivery methods to meet the needs of students in the programs. These academic and partnership programs are highly regarded in the region with very high placement rates for our graduates and very strong connections to the professions.
What majors and minors are offered in the College of Professional Studies academic programs?
- Bachelor's degrees in Business Administration, Accounting, Social Work, Nursing, Education (Early Childhood or Elementary) (note - planning is underway for a Bachelor's in Health Information Management and Technology)
- Master's degrees in Social Work, Management, and Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning (note - planning is underway for a Master's in Nursing in Health Systems Management)
- Minors in Education (for students seeking to teach at the Secondary level with a major in a specified field), Business Administration, International Business, and Accounting.
- Physical Education also offers a certification in Coaching, and Business offers a certification in Entrepreneurship.
What do the Community Partnership programs in the College of Professional Studies offer?
- The NEW Partnership for Children and Families provides professional training for public child welfare professionals in 26 counties, tribal child welfare workers for 11 Wisconsin tribes, and for professionals working in behavioral health fields.
- The Institute for Learning Partnership works with the Education department to offer professional development for area K-12 educators for a license renewal program, standards certification program and an annual professional conference. They also coordinate the Phuture Phoenix program which supports the educational aspirations for area 5th graders from Title I schools, and support the NIA African American Dance Troupe which helps promote diversity in the community and schools.
- Education's Center for First Nations Studies is a resource dedicated to improving and supporting First Nations (American Indian) education and teacher education programs. The goal is to help educators with teaching youth about the history, culture, sovereignty, and contemporary status of First Nations in Wisconsin.
What is the role of the Dean's office in the College of Professional Studies?
The Dean of the College of Professional Studies serves as the leader and primary administrator for the academic and operational aspects of the units and programs within the College. The role of her and her staff is to provide the necessary support, resources, and guidance to ensure the success of the students, faculty and staff involved in the programs, and to move the College forward.
The Dean's office suite is located in Rose Hall 305. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to share your questions, thoughts, experiences, and ideas with the Dean and her staff.