University of Wisconsin Parkside signature programs
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Computer Science

A computer science major at Parkside gives you the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in a variety of careers related to information technology. You'll be taught directly from instructors who are professionals, scholars, and real people.

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Criminal Justice

Criminal justice is one of our most popular academic programs. There are plenty of reasons why the criminal justice major enjoys such a strong reputation: internships, diverse faculty, day and evening classes, and research opportunities.


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Pre-Health Programs

The pre-health program at Parkside is truly a multi-disciplinary program. Students hoping to gain acceptance into professional health programs can pursue a major in any department/discipline throughout the university.

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Theatre Arts

As a theatre arts major in Parkside's award-winning program, you are a member of our pre-professional training company, receiving practical training in performance, directing, design, and technology, working alongside professionally-active faculty and staff.

Signature Features of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside


Most Diverse

We are proud to have the most diverse student body of the four-year comprehensive institutions of the UW System.

First Generation

Nearly 60 percent of our graduates each commencement are the first in their families to earn a university degree.


Our tuition and fees are the lowest of any four-year accredited university in the state of Wisconsin.

Division II Athletics

Our Rangers are the only NCAA Division II athletics program in the state of Wisconsin.

Learning in Action

Parkside encourages students to apply their classroom learning, broaden their world view and develop professional networks while engaging with the community. Learn more.

Campus Events and News

Campus News

A Record-Breaking year for Parkside Day

On April 26, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside celebrated its fifth annual Parkside Day, a day of giving and activities in support of the university, with...

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UW-Parkside Spring 2023 Commencement May 13

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside will hold its Spring 2023 Commencement on Saturday, May 13 in the De Simone Arena located in the Sports and Activity...

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Outstanding Graduates Spring 2023

UW-Parkside's Outstanding Graduates from the Spring 2023 Semester.

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