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 Ranked #4 in Social Mobility by U.S. News & World Report

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside has been named a top performer among public Midwest regional colleges and universities for social mobility by U.S. News & World...

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UW-Parkside Has Steady Enrollment, Despite Record Breaking Graduation Rates

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is proud of its fall enrollment numbers that show steady enrollment, despite record-breaking graduation rates.

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Wyllie Hall Grand Re-opening and Open House

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invited the campus and community to attend the Wyllie Hall Grand Reopening and Open House on Sept. 15.

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