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

UW-Parkside announces Heide family gift, campus naming

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside has announced a major multi-year gift commitment for student scholarships from the Brookwood Foundation, led by Kenosha’s Heide family.

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Spring 2022 Semester Highlights

Spring 2022 Semester Highlights

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UW-Parkside grads ‘ahead of the game’

Before the Spring 2022 graduating class at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside earned their diplomas on Saturday, they heard a confession from an accomplished classmate, Kelly...

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