Career & Leadership Development

Job Data from Recent Graduates

All programs in the arts are designed to allow a maximum of individualization. The program offers a broad basic understanding of art along with a series of options and electives, which allow you to personalize your studies. You may prepare for a career in art as a means of enriching your cultural background and developing an expressive outlet. The areas you may concentrate on include art history, art education, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, drawing, metals, photography, computer graphics, and graphic design. Regardless of which one you choose, you will be encouraged to discover and expand your ability to its full potential, and will work with the faculty to reach one goal - the understanding and development of your creative talents.

Major skills acquired:

  • Analyzing and evaluating
  • Conceptualizing
  • Creating and innovating
  • Designing
  • Discipline specific digital proficiency
  • Discipline specific equipment expertise
  • Imagination and creativity
  • Multimedia design experience
  • Observing
  • Planning and organizing
  • Synthesizing
  • Visualizing

Related occupations:

Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater art graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

  • Art Teacher
  • Behavior Therapist
  • Creative Partner
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Display Designer
  • Graphic Assistant
  • Graphic Design & Marketing Coordinator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Information Assistant
  • Interactive Marketing Consultant
  • International Graphic Designer
  • Marketing & Communications Director
  • Marketing & Design Assistant
  • Marketing and Graphic Design Specialist
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Office & IT Manager
  • Photojournalist
  • Research Technician
  • Traveling Art Teacher
  • Web Designer
  • Web Exclusive Merchandise Assistant
  • Youth Director

Representative employers:

Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater art graduates.

  • 121 Marketing – Franklin, TN
  • Best Version Media – De Pere, WI
  • Boys & Girls Club of America – Chippewa Falls, WI
  • Craig High School – Janesville, WI
  • Custom Computer Services, Inc – Waukesha, WI
  • Donna Lexa Art Centers – Waukesha, WI
  • Elmhurst Public Library – Elmhurst, IL
  • Fetch Graphics – Janesville, WI
  • Helberg Public Library – Janesville, WI
  • Minacs Marketing Solutions – Milwaukee, WI
  • PMI Entertainment Group – Green Bay, WI
  • Reaching Your Potential – Eau Claire, WI
  • Rust-Oleum Corporation – Vernon Hills, IL
  • South Point Screening – Kenosha, WI
  • Spacesaver Corporation – Fort Atkinson, WI
  • The Gruenke Company – Sheboygan, WI
  • United Way of Marathon County – Wausau, WI
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater – Whitewater, WI
  • Watertown Daily Times – Watertown, WI
  • Westfield School District – Westfield, WI

Students can select from seven majors to prepare themselves for a career in a Communication field marked by continuous, persistent, and frequent change: advertising, broadcast/print/web journalism, corporate and health communication, electronic media, international journalism, and public relations. Students are taught to be professional communicators who are ethical, responsible, talented, knowledgeable, and aware of the need to be lifelong learners. The Communication Department has small classes and professors with real-world experience in the fields they teach.

Major skills acquired:

  • Analyze media use and plans
  • Conduct research and develop strategy
  • Create content for blogs and social media
  • Develop editing ability for print, audio, and video
  • Develop reporting skills and techniques
  • Gain the expertise to research, analyze, and plan projects using organizational communication skills
  • Leadership and team building skills
  • Learn to facilitate meetings, trainings, events, and outreach presentations
  • Professional writing and speaking skills
  • Use multimedia and digital tools
  • Work with clients and manage accounts
  • Write and design advertising and public relations campaigns
  • Write news, sports, entertainment, and political stories

Related occupations:

Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater communication graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

  • Account Executive
  • Activity Aide
  • Admissions Representative
  • Application Development Recruiter
  • Assistant Camera Operator
  • Assistant Manager
  • AV Technician
  • Benefits & Wellness Specialist
  • Broadcast Advertising Technician
  • Business Development Representative
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Communications Specialist
  • Copywriter
  • Curator
  • Customer Care Specialist
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Development Coordinator
  • Digital Marketing Associate
  • Distributor Marketing Specialist
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Event Specialist
  • Events and Marketing Assistant
  • Executive Team Leader
  • HR Assistant
  • Human Resource Generalist
  • Industrial Sales Trainee
  • Inpatient Program Coordinator
  • Insurance Agent
  • Logistics Account Executive
  • Management Trainee
  • Marketing & Public Relations Associate
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Marketing Development Associate
  • Membership & Communications Director
  • Merchandising Manager
  • Morning Show Producer
  • Multimedia Production Associate
  • National Sales Specialist
  • Patient Service Representative
  • Project Manager
  • Promotions Assistant
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Recruiter
  • Sales & Operations Management Trainee
  • Scheduler
  • SEM Analyst
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Solutions Specialist
  • Talent Acquisition Coordinator
  • Talent Development Specialist
  • Training & HR Specialist
  • Video Editor

Representative employers:

Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater communication graduates.

  • Alto-Shaam, Inc – Menomonee Falls, WI
  • Alzheimer’s Association – Madison, WI
  • American Lung Association – Brookfield, WI
  • Aptar – Mukwonago, WI
  • ArcTouch – San Francisco, CA
  • Aurora University – Aurora, IL
  • Blend Integrated Marketing – Madison, WI
  • Bright Horizons – Schaumburg, IL
  • Chicago Sun Times – Chicago, IL
  • Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, WI
  • Crisis Prevention Institute – Milwaukee, WI
  • CSU Managed Services – Schaumburg, IL
  • Data Dimensions – Janesville, WI
  • Discover Mediaworks – Madison, WI
  • Divine Design & Marketing, Inc – Rolling Meadows, IL
  • Drury Design – Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Edelman – Frankfurt, Germany
  • EDI – Milwaukee, WI
  • Enterprise Holdings – Beloit, WI
  • Full Compass Systems – Madison, WI
  • Gateway Technical College – Elkhorn, WI
  • Generac Power Systems – Waukesha, WI
  • Green Clock Films – Madison, WI
  • Guarantee Digital – Hartland, WI
  • Hatch Staffing Services – Milwaukee, WI
  • Impact Networking – Brookfield, WI
  • J.J. Keller & Associates – Neenah, WI
  • Jellyvision, Inc – Chicago, IL
  • Johnson & Johnson – Tampa, FL
  • Kohl’s Department Store – Burlington, WI
  • Kohler Company – Kohler, WI
  • KTI Country – Milwaukee, WI
  • Landmark Credit Union – New Berlin, WI
  • Lands’ End – Dodgeville, WI
  • Legacy Marketing Partners – Chicago, IL
  • Margle Media – Milwaukee, WI
  • MarketBuzz Promotions – Chicago, IL
  • Menards – Eau Claire, WI
  • Nei-Turner Media Group – Lake Geneva, WI
  • Oxford Global Resources – Madison, WI
  • Pepsi Co – Janesville, WI
  • Prefix Public Relations – Pleasant Prairie, WI
  • PrideFest Milwaukee – Milwaukee, WI
  • Raw Media Co – West Covina, CA
  • Rogers Memorial Hospital – Oconomowoc, WI
  • Rotary Botanical Gardens – Janesville, WI
  • Runzheimer – Waterford, WI
  • SC Johnson – Racine, WI
  • STIR Advertising – Milwaukee, WI
  • Target – Milwaukee, WI
  • TEKsystems – Chicago, IL
  • The Walt Disney Company – Orlando, FL
  • Third Wheel Entertainment – Chicago, IL
  • Uline – Pleasant Prairie, WI
  • UW Health – Madison, WI
  • Weber Shandwick – St. Louis, MO
  • Whitnall School District – Greenfield, WI
  • WMTV NBC 15 – Madison, WI
  • WPS Health Solutions – Madison, WI

Journalists gather information and prepare stories that inform us about local, state, national, and international events; present differing views on current issues; monitor the action of public officials and others who exercise power. In covering a story, they may do background research, review public records, and interview a variety of people. Reporters in radio and television broadcasting often report "live" from the scene of a newsworthy event, where they have to compose their story on the spot. Large newspapers and radio and television stations frequently assign reporters to investigate specific locations or "beats", such as police stations or courts, to gather news originating in these places. Critics review restaurant and movies as well as literature, artistic and musical works, and live performances. Editorial writers present viewpoints on topics of public interest. Advertising specialists design, develop, and market products and services in both public and private sectors.

Major skills acquired:

  • Ability to present facts and opinions clearly and succinctly
  • Accuracy and objectivity
  • Editing
  • Feature, report, & editorial writing
  • Knowledge of radio & TV advertising and news writing
  • Knowledge of the history and laws of mass communication
  • Photography
  • Research skills

Related occupations:

Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater journalism graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

  • Account Coordinator
  • Account Executive
  • Advertising Representative
  • Agency Support Staff
  • Anchor
  • Application Development Recruiter
  • Assistant Area Sales Manager
  • Assistant Editor
  • Business Consultant
  • Commercial Recruiter
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Copywriter
  • Digital Content Specialist
  • Display Designer
  • Editor
  • Email Marketing Coordinator
  • Junior Talent Agent
  • Management Trainee
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Media Consultant
  • Multimedia Journalist
  • Photographer
  • Reporter
  • Sales Account Coordinator
  • Technical Media Producer
  • Writer

Representative employers:

Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater journalism graduates.

  • 121 Marketing – Franklin, TN
  • 247 Sports – Madison, WI
  • adBidtise – Milwaukee, WI
  • Allstate Insurance Company – Pewaukee, WI
  • American Marketing & Publishing – De Kalb, IL
  • ArrowCompanies LLC – Delavan, WI
  • Azuree Talent Agency Inc – Orlando, FL
  • Blizzard Lighting LLC – Waukesha, WI
  • Boelter + Lincoln – Milwaukee, WI
  • Core Scientific – Cary, IL
  • EPIC Creative – West Bend, WI
  • iHeartMedia – Madison, WI
  • Lakeland Public Television – Brainerd, MN
  • Lee Enterprises – Madison, WI
  • Midwest Family Marketing – Madison, WI
  • Milwaukee Bucks – Milwaukee, WI
  • MilwaukeeJobs.com – Milwaukee, WI
  • NBC 15 – Madison, WI
  • Overture Promotions – Vernon Hills, IL
  • Sherwin Williams – West Allis, WI
  • Shine United – Madison, WI
  • Sinclair Broadcast Group – Milwaukee, WI
  • Stoughton Hospital – Stoughton, WI
  • TEKsystems – Brookfield, WI
  • The Hershey Company – Madison, WI
  • The Janesville Gazette – Janesville, WI
  • Unified Newspaper Group – Stoughton, WI
  • WIBW-TV – Topeka, KS
  • WSAW-TV – Wausau, WI

Visual Media Design develops aesthetic sensibility and artistic design skills important in the production of original, creative, digital media content for interactive and time-based computer games, animation, websites, video, special effects, 3D and motion graphic industry and artistic productions. Challenged to be conceptual and innovative, students will take classes in digital visual imaging, drawing for digital media, web interface design, motion graphic animation, and visual effects generators. Other courses that will build the visual media design repertoire include 3-D imaging, modeling and animation, digital photography, and high definition digital video/editing. Students in the Technology emphasis will develop the programming skills and software development expertise required for cross-platform, real-time interactive graphic and game development. Students focus on building a solid base of programming skills necessary to take on real-world challenges related to developing games, mobile apps, websites, and more.

Major skills acquired:

  • Advanced web development and marketing
  • Approaches for optimization of social media
  • Composition/scoring
  • Motion graphics
  • Role of games in developing culture and communicating messages, intersections and interactions between audio and video
  • Technical production skills
  • Theoretical and practical expertise in audio, video, and writing for the new web and interactive media
  • Web video production

Related occupations:

Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater MAGD graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

  • Community Manager
  • Consumer Sales Advisor
  • Database Support Specialist
  • Demand Generation Specialist
  • Digital Media Instructor
  • Freelance Artist and Designer
  • Freelance Game Developer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Graphics Developer
  • Help Desk Support
  • Merchandiser
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Software Developer

Representative employers:

Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater MAGD graduates.

  • Capital Newspapers – Madison, WI
  • Copesan – Menomonee Falls, WI
  • Human Head Studios – Madison, WI
  • Jaffa Salads, Inc – Mundelein, IL
  • Jaguar Land Rover – Portland, OR
  • McHenry County College – Crystal Lake, IL
  • Oshkosh Corporation – Oshkosh, WI
  • TDS, Inc – Madison, WI
  • TEKsystems – Menomonee Falls, WI
  • The Walt Disney Company – Orlando, FL

This major prepares you for a career in music as a teacher, a performer or for a variety of related fields in the music industry. You might also elect graduate study in the areas of performance, theory, music education and musicology. The music education major focuses on skills needed in today’s schools and emphasizes the music educator’s role in the broader aspects of the educational process. A music minor is also offered.

Major skills acquired:

Students entering any of the emphases within MUSIC are required to audition prior to admittance. These students come to the music major with experience during their high school years in ensembles and applied study. Many also enter the program with previous study in music theory. These areas will continue to be developed and expanded upon by the college curriculum:

  • Ensemble participation and performance
  • Knowledge of music form and arranging
  • Knowledge of music history and literature
  • Knowledge of music theory and aural skills
  • Musical analysis
  • Performance skills in primary area (piano, vocal or instrumental)

Some programs will also include study in the following:

  • Conducting
  • Literature of a given performance area
  • Pedagogy of a given performance area
  • Teaching methods for music education

Related occupations:

Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater music graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation:

  • Assistant Manager
  • Band Director
  • Choir Director
  • Choir Teacher
  • Choral Music Director
  • Elementary Music Teacher
  • General K-5 Music Teacher
  • High School Orchestra Director
  • Instrumental Music Teacher
  • Music Educator
  • Music Teacher
  • Musician
  • Private Lesson Instructor
  • Strings Teacher

Representative employers:

Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater music graduates.

  • Dodgeland School District – Juneau, WI
  • Eau Claire School District – Eau Claire, WI
  • Hartford Union High School – Hartford, WI
  • Johnson Creek School District – Johnson Creek, WI
  • Kewaunee School District – Kewaunee, WI
  • Luck School District – Luck, WI
  • Merrill Area Public Schools – Merrill, WI
  • North Park Elementary – Racine, WI
  • Oregon School District – Oregon, WI
  • School District of Mauston – Mauston, WI
  • School District of Waukesha – Waukesha, WI
  • Sun Prairie Area School District – Sun Prairie, WI
  • Watertown Unified School District – Watertown, WI
  • West Side Elementary – Elkhorn, WI
  • Whitewater Unified School District – Whitewater, WI

The theater major is a comprehensive program offering an emphasis in practical application. With the knowledge and skills they acquire, students are prepared for careers in theater and in related areas of the arts, business, humanities, and social sciences. Three degree programs are offered: BSE in Theater Education; BA in Theater Arts; and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA). Minor programs are also offered in theater, dance, and arts management. Students are encouraged to participate in acting, costume design, lighting, makeup, management, publicity, playwriting, and stagecraft.

Major skills acquired:

  • Acting/directing
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication (written/oral)
  • Drawing/sketching
  • Interpretation
  • Management
  • Memorization
  • Movement/dance
  • Organizational
  • Painting/construction
  • Planning/development
  • Problem solving
  • Research
  • Team collaborating
  • Technical detail
  • Technical directing/designing
  • Textual analysis
  • Vocal skills

Related occupations:

Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater theatre graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation:

  • Annual Fund Coordinator
  • Backstage Crew
  • Cast Member
  • Costume Designer
  • Development Apprentice
  • Product Assurance Specialist
  • School Service Representative
  • Substitute Teacher

Representative employers:

Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater theatre graduates.

  • Asolo Repertory Theatre – Sarasota, FL
  • Electronic Theatre Controls – Middleton, WI
  • Fireside Theatre – Fort Atkinson, WI
  • Goodman Theatre – Chicago, IL
  • Kenosha Unified School District – Kenosha, WI
  • Melk Music – New Berlin, WI
  • Universal Studios – Universal City, CA
  • Walt Disney World – Orland, FL

Accounts and auditors prepare, analyze, and verify financial reports. The four major fields of accounting are public, management, government accounting, and internal auditing. Public accounts may have their own business or work for accounting firms. Management accountants, also called industrial or private accounts, handle the financial reports of a company. Internal auditors verify the accuracy of their firms' financial records and check for waste and fraud. Government accountants and auditors examine the records of government agencies and audit private businesses and individuals whose dealings are subject to government regulation. Some accounts teach, work as consultants, or serve on committees of professional organizations. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting. The Master of Professional Accountancy degree satisfies the requirements of 150 units to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination.

Major skills acquired:
Analytical thinking
Attention to detail & accuracy
Business computer software
Communication (oral, written)
Decision-making
Financial management
Interpersonal skills
Math/numerical reasoning
Organization
Problem-solving

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater accounting graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Accountant
Accounting Specialist
Accounts Payable Assistant
Alternative Investments Tax Analyst
Associate Real Estate Accountant
Assurance Associate
Audit & Tax Accountant
Auditor
Cost Accountant
Credit Analyst
Family Advisor
Financial Analyst
Financial Reporting Accountant
Fund Accountant
International Financial Analyst
Inventory Control Specialist
Planning & Forecasting Analyst
Risk & Internal Auditing Consultant
Sales Analyst
Staff Accountant
Staff Auditor
Tax Associate

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater accounting graduates.

ABC Supply Co - Beloit, WI
Actuant Corporation - Menomonee Falls, WI
Aptar Group - Crystal Lake, IL
Badgerland Financial - Prairie du Sac, WI
Baker Tilly, LLP - Milwaukee, WI
BDO Seidman LLP - Madison, WI
Burr Pilger Mayer - San Francisco, CA
CBRE - Minneapolis, MN
CliftonLarsonAllen - Milwaukee, WI
Cohen Fund Audit Services - Milwaukee, WI
Coleman and Williams - Milwaukee, WI
Deloitte - Milwaukee, WI
Exact Sciences - Madison, WI
EY - Milwaukee, WI
Fairbanks Morse Engine - Beloit, WI
FIS - Brown Deer, WI
Grant Thornton - Chicago, IL & Milwaukee, WI
Gray Hunter Steen LLP - Oak Brook, IL
HealthSmart - Waukegan, IL
Jackson National Asset Management - Chicago, IL
Kerry - Beloit, WI
KMA Bodilly CPA's - Madison, WI
Kohler Company - Kohler, WI
KPMG - Milwaukee, WI
Mayville Engineering Company - Mayville, WI
Meicher CPAs LLP - Middleton, WI
MP Products LLC - Deerfield, WI
Numbers 4 Nonprofilts - Madison, WI
Porter & Sack CPAs - Madison, WI
PwC - Milwaukee, WI
Reilly, Penner & Benton LLP - Milwaukee, WI
RSM - Milwaukee, WI
Schenck SC - Sheboygan, WI
Seneca Foods Corporation - Janesville, WI
Sikich LLP - Brookfield, WI
Smith & Gesteland - Madison, WI
Strohm Ballweg - Middleton, WI
SVA - Madison, WI
Synetics, Inc - Chicago, IL
Tushaus & Associates - Milwaukee, WI
U.S. Bank - Milwaukee, WI
Uline - Pleasant Prairie, WI
VF Corporation - Appleton, WI
Vogel Consulting - Brookfield, WI
Vrakas CPAs - Brookfield, WI
Wegner CPAs - Baraboo, WI & Madison, WI
Wipfli - Madison, WI
Wisconsin Department of Revenue - Madison, WI
WPD Management LLC - Chicago, IL
WPS Health Insurance - Monona, WI


Economists study the way society uses scarce resources such as land, labor, raw materials, and machinery to provide goods and services. They analyze the results of their research and determine the costs, inflation, unemployment, economic growth, discrimination, business cycles, or tax policy. Some economists are primarily theorists, developing mathematical models to explain the causes of inflation, while others prefer to work with practical applications of economic policy. Because graduates possess keen analytical skills, they are employable in a variety of different fields, including business, government, journalism, law, teaching, research, administration, and banking.

Major skills acquired:
Analyzing
Communication (oral, written)
Decision making
Explaining/advising
Hypothesis testing
Investigating
Numerical reasoning
Precision
Problem solving
Recordkeeping/report writing
Statistical methodology
Synthesizing
Understanding economic systems
Understanding human behavior and institutions

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater economics graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Actuarial Analyst
Analyst
Associate
Associate Business Analyst
Buyer
Client Service Analyst
Consulting Business Analyst
Credit Analyst
Data Analyst
Financial Performance Analyst
Fund Accountant
Loan Servicing Specialist
NPI Specialist
Program Manager
Registered Representative
Research Technician
Securities Specialist
Statistical Analyst

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater economics graduates.

American Family Insurance - Madison, WI
AXA Advisors, LLC - Milwaukee, WI
Breakthrough Fuel, LLC - Green Bay, WI
Byline Bank - Elm Grove, WI
CliftonLarsonAllen - Milwaukee, WI
Cortland Capital Market Services - Chicago, IL
Enterprise Services, Inc - Milwaukee, WI
Epic - Verona, WI
First Bank Financial Centre - Oconomowoc, WI
Generac - Jefferson, WI & Waukesha, WI
Medline - Mundelein, IL
Performance Trust Capital Partners - Chicago, IL
R S InfoCon, Inc - Oak Creek, WI
Sentry Insurance - Stevens Point, WI
Servicom, LLC - Machesney Park, IL
U.S. Bank - Milwaukee, WI


The department primarily helps students in one of the following four areas: First to develop the knowledge and skills to generate new ventures and determine the associated variability, second to refine the ability to develop innovative solutions within existing organizations, third to develop knowledge and skills surrounding driving social change within current organizations and develop social change related ventures and lastly develop the knowledge and skills to help grow small and family businesses. First, the ability to identify and explain issues facing small, family, and entrepreneurial business; second, to evaluate the viability of a business; and third, prepare a start-up business plan emphasizing financing, marketing, and organization. Entrepreneurial thinkers are in demand; organizations are competing globally, too!

Major skills acquired:
Creativity and innovation skills
Finance
Independent thinking to compete in a global labor force
Marketing
Organization

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater entrepreneurship graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Account Manager
Assistant General Manager
Assistant Project Manager
Associate Financial Representative
Client Services Manager
Co-Founder
Commercial Real Estate Analyst
Commercial Recruiter
Freelance Web Developer
General Agent
Inside Product Specialist
Manager
National Sales Manager
Owner
Recruiter
Sales Representative
Universal Banker

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater entrepreneurship graduates.

14-West LLC - Waukesha, WI
Aerotek - Crystal Lake, IL
Allied 100 LLC - Madison, WI
American Income Life Insurance - Madison, WI
Appraisal Resource Group - Milwaukee, WI
C.H. Robinson - Madison, WI
Dell - Nashville, TN
Monterey Mills - Janesville, WI
Northwestern Mutual - Milwaukee, WI
Notarize - Boston, MA
Old National - Madison, WI
Pieper Electric - New Berlin, WI
Sherwin Williams - Milwaukee, WI
Thorne Research - Madison, WI
Wetzel Brothers - Milwaukee, WI
Zilli Financial - Brookfield, WI

Representative companies started by UW-Whitewater entrepreneurship graduates:
Huk
Mobcraft


The Finance Department at UW-Whitewater provides students with a strong foundation in the primary financial areas of corporate finance, investments, and money and capital markets. The program allows students flexibility to explore these areas in greater detail or to branch out in other financial areas such as financial planning, insurance, or real estate.

Major skills acquired:
Analysis and examination of financial records
Auditing
Budgeting
Contract law
Decision making
Estimating
Financial analysis/interpreting accounting statements
Investigation
Investment analysis
Negotiation
Numerical reasoning
Planning
Prevision
Problem solving
Real estate valuation skills
Software: Bloomberg, Excel
Tax law knowledge
Yield analysis

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater finance graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Accounts Payable Specialist
Alternative Investments Tax Analyst
Analyst
Assistant Trader
Associate Accounting Analyst
Associate Claims Representative
Associate Commercial Lines Underwriter
Associate Product Analyst
Benefits Analyst
Billing Analyst
Branch Office Administrator
Business Banking Officer
Business Process Analyst
Casualty Claims Adjuster
Client Services Manager
Collections Specialist
Commercial Insurance Advisor
Commercial Processor
Commercial Real Estate Advisor
Corporate Trainee
Costing and Compliance Specialist
Credit Analyst
Credit Collections Specialist
Crop Insurance Associate
Finance Rotational Associate
Financial Advisor
Financial Analyst
Financial Auditor
Financial Control Balancer
Financial Planner
General Agent
Home Equity Mortgage Banker
Internal Auditor
Investment Associate
Investment Operations Technician
Lender
Management Trainee
Master Data Analyst
Medicare Auditor
Mortgage Lending Representative
Mutual Fund Administrator
Personal Banker
Planning & Forecasting Analyst
Portfolio Monitoring Analyst
Real Estate Associate
Relationship Banker
Revenue Tax Specialist
Securities Specialist
Sourcing Analyst
Statistical Analyst
Trust Operations Specialist
Underwriting Assistant
Universal Banker
Valuation Consultant
Wealth Support Specialist

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater finance graduates.

Abbott Laboratories - Abbott Park, IL
ABC Supply Co - Addison, IL & Beloit, WI
American Income Life Insurance - Madison, WI
Ansay & Associates - Port Washington, WI
Associated Bank - Janesville, WI
BMO Harris Bank - Chicago, IL
Brunswick Corporation - Lake Forest, IL
Calamos Investments - Naperville, IL
CDW - Lincolnshire, IL
Centurion Investment Management - Brookfield, WI
CNH Industrial Capital - Racine, WI
Community First Bank - Baraboo, WI
Concurrency Inc - Milwaukee, WI
Cottingham + Butler - Madison, WI
Deloitte - Milwaukee, WI
Ecolab - Naperville, IL
Edward Jones Investments - Waukesha, WI
Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Glendale, WI
GE Healthcare - Waukesha, WI
Grainger - Janesville, WI
Great Lakes Higher Education - Madison, WI
Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Plano, TX
Hundt Financial Services - Brookfield, WI
ICAT - Broomfield, CO
Integrated Risk Solutions - Waukesha, WI
Johnson Controls, Inc - Milwaukee, WI
Johnsonville Sausage - Sheboygan Falls, WI
JP Morgan Chase - Chicago, IL
Kerry - Beloit, WI
Kohler Company - Kohler, WI
Marcus & Milichap - Brookfield, WI
Marine Credit Union - Waupun, WI
Market Corporation - Pewaukee, WI
McAdam Financial - Chicago, IL
Medline Industries, Inc - Mundelein, IL
Merrill Edge - Rolling Meadows, IL
Milwaukee Tool - Brookfield, WI
Modern Woodmen of America - Madison, WI
National Government Services - West Allis, WI
Park Bank - Madison, WI
Performance Trust Capital Partners - Chicago, IL
Physician Mutual Insurance - Madison, WI
Quad Graphics - Sussex, WI
Robert W. Baird & Co - Janesville, WI & Milwaukee, WI
SC Johnson - Racine, WI
Sikich LLP - Brookfield, WI
Specialty Undrwriters Inc - Oak Creek, WI
Summit Credit Union - Madison, WI
TDS - Middleton, WI
The Allstate Corporation - Northbrook, IL
The Benefit Companies - Brookfield, WI
Thermo Fisher Scientific - Fitchburg, WI
Thomson Reuters - Brookfield, WI
UMB Fund Services - Milwaukee, WI
Union Bank & Trust Company - Evansville, WI
VF Corporation - Appleton, WI
Waterstone Bank - Pewaukee, WI
Wells Fargo - Menomonee Falls, WI
West Bend Mutual - West Bend, WI
Wintrust Financial Corporation - Chicago, IL
Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau - Madison, WI
WPS Health Insurance - Monona, WI


The general business major may interest you if you prefer a broader scope in acquiring your education for a career in business. A broad range of knowledge in areas of accounting, economics, finance, information technology, management, and marketing is obtained.

Major skills acquired:
Knowledge from a variety of business-related subject areas: accounting, economics, finance, information technology, management, marketing

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater general business graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Account Manager
Accounts Receivable Specialist
Airport Security Coordinator
Branch Manager
Client Manager
Client Support Specialist
Compliance Analyst
Critical Product Manager
Customer Service Team Lead
Distribution Analyst
Employment Services Assistant
Executive Team Leader
Fulfillment Center Manager
HR Generalist
Inside Sales Representative
IT Project Manager
Judicial Assistant
Management Trainee
Merchandise Specialist
Portfolio Manager
Product Coordinator
Production Supervisor
Project Manager
Recruiter
Retail Branch Manager
Retirement Plan Technician
Sales Account Executive
Supply Chain Analyst
Technical Recruiter
Title Insurance Agent

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater general business graduates.

3M Corporation - Dekalb, IL
ABC Supply Co - Beloit, WI
AIG - Stevens Point, WI
Aptar Group, Inc - Mukwonago, WI
Dane County Clerk of Courts - Madison, WI
DuraTech Industries - LaCrosse, WI
Employee Benefits Corporation - Madison, WI
Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Madison, WI
First National Bank & Trust - Clinton, WI
Generac Power Systems - Waukesha, WI
Gordon Flesch Company - Fitchburg, WI
Guaranty Service Group, Inc - Fond du Lac, WI
Kerry - Beloit, WI
Kohl's Corporate - Menomonee Falls, WI
Manhard Consulting - Vernon Hills, IL
Milwaukee County - Milwaukee, WI
Northshore Bank - Glendale, WI
OEC Graphics - Oshkosh, WI
Rexnord Corporation - Milwaukee, WI
Rogers Memorial Hospital - Oconomowoc, WI
Schneider - Green Bay, WI
Standard Process - Palmyra, WI
Tanis, Inc - Delafield, WI
The Horton Group - Waukesha, WI
The Resource Group - Mequon, WI
Uline - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Wintrust Financial Corporation - Rosemont, IL


Management is the art and science of effectively utilizing human and physical resources to attain the objectives of the organization. General management allows the students flexibility in selecting courses to prepare for a position in a wide variety of areas. Managers and administrators are employed in virtually every type of organization, from profit to non-profit and from industrial to the service sector. Large numbers are employed in finance, insurance, real estate, construction, public administration, health, education, transportation, and public utilities.

Major skills acquired:
Conflict resolution
Leadership
Management and supervision
Organizing
Persuasion and motivation
Planning and strategy
Public speaking
Teamwork
Written communication

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater general management graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Account Coordinator
Account Services Manager
Assistant Manager
Assistant Store Manager Trainee
Associate Production Supervisor
Corporate Trainee
Distribution Management Trainee
District Sales Leader
Executive Team Leader
Export Coordinator
General Manager
Health Unit Coordinator
International Trade Analyst
Management Assistant
Management Trainee
Merchandiser
Production System Specialist
Program Manager
Project Manager
Purchasing Analyst
Real Estate Coordinator
Recruiter
Rental Sales Manager
Shipping and Receiving Manager

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater general management graduates.

Achappa Construction - Sheboygan Falls, WI
Colony Brands - Monroe, WI
Enterprise Holdings - Madison, WI
Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Green Bay, WI
G&K Services - Menomonee Falls, WI
Horizon Retail Construction - Sturtevant, WI
Hormel Foods Corporation - Beloit, WI
Kohl's Department Stores - Burlington, WI & Oak Creek, WI
Menards - Moline, IL & West Allis, WI
Penske Truck Leasing - Madison, WI
Quad Graphics - Sussex, WI
Regis Corporation - Minneapolis, MN
Select Publishing - Madison, WI
Target - Lake Zurich, IL & Madison, WI & Milwaukee, WI
Trek Bicycle Corporation - Waterloo, WI
Uline - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Walgreens - Brookfield, WI
WPS Health Solutions - Madison, WI


Human Resources (HR) and labor relations specialists help management make effective use of employee skills and help employees find satisfaction with their jobs and working conditions. Dealing with individuals is an essential part of the job. Human resource specialists often interview, select, and recommend applicants for job openings. They handle wage and salary administration, training and career development, and employee benefits. They also keep informed of rules and regulations pertaining to affirmative action and equal opportunity.

Labor relations means union-management relations. People who specialize in this field work in unionized establishments for the most part. They help company officials prepare for collective bargaining sessions, participate in contract negotiations, and handle labor relations matters that come up every day.

Major skills acquired:
Attention to detail
Benefits program design
Data gathering and evaluation
Decision making
Forecasting employment needs
Job analysis
Job evaluation
Knowledge of collective bargaining procedures
Oral and written communication
Planning and employment
Planning/organizing/controlling
Policy and procedure making and interpretation
Problem solving
Program assessment and design
Teamwork
Training and development
Wage and salary administration

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater HR management graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Assistant Manager
Benefits/Compensation Assistant
Bilingual HR Services Specialist
Carrier & Benefit Analyst
HR Benefits Analyst
HR Communication Specialist
HR Digital Recruiter
HR Generalist
HR Service Center Representative
HR Specialist
HR Training Coordinator
Human Resources Assistant
Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Representative
Junior Recruiter
Management Trainee
Organizational Development Coordinator
Payroll Assistant
Recruiter
Recruiting Coordinator
Student Employment Specialist
Talent Acquisition Administrator
Talent Development Coordinator
Training Specialist

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater HR management graduates.

Aerotek - Milwaukee, WI
Amazon - Kenosha, WI
Aptar Group, Inc - Mukwonago, WI
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP - Madison, WI
Bancroft Engineering - Waukesha, WI
Blain's Farm & Fleet - Janesville, WI
Cielo Talent - Brookfield, WI
Delaware North - Milwaukee, WI
Department of Human Services - Madison, WI
Enterprise Holdings, Inc - Madison, WI
Exact Sciences - Madison, WI
Generac Power Systems - Waukesha, WI
HellermannTyton - Milwaukee, WI
Kohler Company - Kohler, WI
Kohl's - Milwaukee, WI
Monona Bank - Monona, WI
Mukwonago Area School District - Mukwonago, WI
Nestle - Burlington, WI
ORBIS Corporation - Oconomowoc, WI
Orion Associates - Golden Valley, MN
Robert W. Baird - Milwaukee, WI
Roundy's - Milwaukee, WI
Sears Holding Corporation - Romeoville, IL
Shopko - Monroe, WI
The Kraft Heinz Company - Chicago, IL
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI
UW Health - Madison, WI
Vail Resorts - Broomfield, CO
Wisconsin Early Autism Project - Brookfield, WI
WPS Health Solutions - Madison, WI
Zywave - Wauwatosa, WI


The information technology major is valuable for anyone planning a career in network administration, system administration, technical support, or related careers. The courses studied will prepare students to understand and work with computer systems, networks, and other technologies. The student will be prepared to use current and advanced information technologies in business and personal settings.

Major skills acquired:
Database design and administration
Effective network administration techniques
Effective use of online telecommunication services
Network and systems administration
Technical support procedures
Use of emerging technologies and their applications
Web design and administration

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater information technology graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Application Support Analyst
Applications Administrator
Assistant IT Officer
Associate Analyst
Associate Customer Technology Consultant
Associate QA Engineer
Associate Software Analyst
Associate Software Engineer
Business Analyst
Business Consulting Specialist
Computer Lab Assistant
Computer Operator
Conversation Analyst
Cyber Security Analyst
Desktop Support Specialist
End User Support Specialist
Incident Response Specialist
Information Technology Resident
IS Specialist
IS Workstation Analyst
IT Analyst
IT Consultant
IT Help Desk Technician
IT Recruiter
IT Security Analyst
IT Services Associate Analyst
IT Technical Support Technician
Mass Enablement Analyst
Network Administrator
Network Operation Center Analyst
Production Technician
Programmer
Project Coordinator
Reporting Analyst
Software Developer
Sourcing Analyst
Systems Technician
Technical Support Analyst

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater information technology graduates.

American Family Insurance - Madison, WI
Carmex Prevision Tools LLC - Richfield, WI
CliftonLarsonAllen - Minneapolis, MN
Codeworks - Brookfield, WI
Colony Brands - Monroe, WI
Culver Franchising System, Inc - Prairie du Sac, WI
CUNA Mutual Group - Madison, WI
Dedicated Computing - Waukesha, WI
Discover Financial Services - Riverwoods, IL
Eaton - Waukesha, WI
Enterprise Services, Inc - Delafield, WI
Epic - Verona, WI
FIS - Milwaukee, WI
Gannett - Milwaukee, WI
Google - Mountain View, CA
Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation - Madison, WI
Harvard State Bank - Harvard, IL
Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Madison, WI
HNI Risk Services - New Berlin, WI
IBM - Hartland, WI
Insperity - Madison, WI
Mercyhealth - Janesville, WI
Midwest IT Solutions - Pell Lake, WI
NORD Gear Corporation - Waunakee, WI
Northwestern Medical Science, S.C. - Chicago, IL
Northwestern Mutual - Milwaukee, WI
QBE Insurance - Sun Prairie, WI
Quad Graphics - Sussex, WI
Runzheimer - Waterford, WI
SC Johnson - Racine, WI
ScheduleSoft Corporation - Madison, WI
Sentry Insurance - Stevens Point, WI
TDS - Middleton, WI
Thomson Reuters - Brookfield, WI
Trachte Building Systems - Sun Prairie, WI
Uline - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Valspar - Minneapolis, MN
Vilter Manufacturing - Cudahy, WI
West Bend Mutual Insurance - West Bend, WI
West Monroe Partners - Chicago, IL
Wipfli CPAs and Consultants - Milwaukee, WI


Marketing studies the behavior of people in their search for products and services to satisfy their needs. Marketing functions also include developing products, distributing them, creating, advertising, promotions, and sales.

Major skills acquired:
Analytical thinking
Communication (oral, written)
Creativity
Explaining
Fact gathering
Management techniques
Organization
Persuading
Planning
Problem-solving
Record keeping
Research methods
Statistical methods
Strategy development
Techniques of selling
Understanding of human behavior/needs/wants

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater marketing graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation:

Account Manager
Annual Fund Coordinator
Assistant Store Manager
Business Development Representative
Business Development Specialist
Category Support Specialist
Content Marketing Coordinator
Customer Business Representative
Data Analyst
Digital Marketing Associate
Digital Marketing Strategist
Digital Media Trainee
District Manager
Ecommerce Business Analyst
Field Sales & Marketing Representative
Graphic Designer
Inside Sales Account Executive
Interactive Marketing Associate
Junior Sales Representative
Lead Digital Marketing Specialist
Market Specialist
Marketing Administration Analyst
Marketing Analyst
Marketing Assistant
Marketing Associate
Marketing Automation Specialist
Marketing Coordinator
Marketing Operations Coordinator
Marketing Representation Specialist
Marketing Trainee
Media Coordinator
Outside Sales Representative
Product Marketing Associate
Purchaser
Regional Account Executive
Research Analyst
Sales & Marketing Coordinator
Sales & Operations Management Trainee
Sales Manager
Social Media Specialist
Technical Recruiter
Territory Sales Representative

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater marketing graduates.

ABC Supply Co - Minneapolis, MN
Abelson Taylor - Chicago, IL
Actuant Corporation - Menomonee Falls, WI
Advicent Solutions - Milwaukee, WI
Aerotek - Madison, WI
Altria - Iowa City, IA
Ameriprise - Brookfield, WI
Ariens Company - Janesville, WI
Batteries Plus Bulbs - Hartland, WI
C.H. Robinson - Milwaukee, WI
Cintas Corporation - Madison, WI
Cottingham + Butler - Dubuque, IA
Coyote Logistics LLC - Chicago, IL
Direct Supply - Milwaukee, WI
Essity - Neenah, WI
Exact Sciences, Madison, WI
Excelsior Marketing Solutions - Chicago, IL
Federated Insurance - Owatonna, MN
Ferguson Enterprises, Inc - West Allis, WI
General Beverage Companies - Madison, WI
Harley Davidson - Milwaukee, WI
Herbsmith - Hartland, WI
Herres-Sekt - Trier, Germany
Impact Networking - Brookfield, WI & Madison, WI
IonTuition - Rolling Meadows, IL
J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc - Neenah, WI
JET Advertising - Bloomingdale, IL
Keefe Real Estate, Inc - Lake Geneva, WI
KI - Green Bay, WI
Marine Credit Union - Wauwatosa, WI
Market Probe - Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Milwaukee, WI
Monster Energy - Chicago, IL
NetSuite - Chicago, IL
Nissan Motor Corporation - Aurora, IL
Oxford Global Resources - Milwaukee, WI
Penske Truck Leasing - Madison, WI
Prent Corporation - Janesville, WI
QPS Employment Group - Brookfield, WI
Real Time Automation - Waukesha, WI
Rexnord - Milwaukee, WI
Ries Graphics - Butler, WI
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation - Mount Prospect, IL
SoftwareONE - Waukesha, WI
Spectrum Brands, Inc - Madison, WI
TEKsystems - Milwaukee, WI
The BLU Market - New York, NY
Thorne Research - Madison, WI
TTI - Anchorage, AK
Voltage - Kansas City, MO
Walt Disney World - Orlando, FL
West Corporation - Appleton, WI
Western Pump, Inc - San Diego, CA
Wisconsin Distributors - Madison, WI
WPS Health Solutions - Monona, WI
Zywave - Milwaukee, WI


The Integrated Science-Business major combines the disciplines of science and business into an interdisciplinary program. Students in this program learn business management skills along with the principles of basic science involved in the development and management of products, services, and production processes utilized by a variety of technology-based institutions, organizations, and corporations. With this preparation, students can become managers in charge of product or service, planning, and development, or directors of research and development. In addition, they can compete for positions in charge of technology assessment, technology transfer and high technology marketing. They may also choose to function as cost, technology, venture capital, and diversification analysts. This major is available both through the College of Business & Economics and the College of Letters & Sciences.

Major skills acquired:
Analysis of cost-technology tradeoff business analysis and market potential estimate
Business plan design
Computational chemistry computer aided design and manufacturing management
Conflict resolution
Cost management
Creative problem solving
Data/statistical analysis
Decision making
Ethical issues involving technology
Generation of new product ideas
Interpersonal relations
Management of research & development
Market introduction of a new product
Molecular modeling patent and environmental law
Product concept development/evaluation
Prototype development
Prototype testing and final product selection
Screening of new product ideas
Spectral analysis
Strategic context for research & development
Strategies for marketing technological innovations
Teamwork
Technical communication
Technical competitive intelligence
Technology and government regulations
Theoretical analysis
Venture capital sources

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater integrated science-business graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Account Manager
Agricultural Specialist
Field Service Technician
General Administrator
Inside Sales Representative
Lab Technician
Member Service Advisor
Pricing Associate
Product Management Coordinator
Public Safety Dispatcher
Sales Management Trainee
Systems Technician
Technical Sales Support Specialist
Web and Ecommerce Analyst

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater integrated science-business graduates.

Bemis Company - Oshkosh, WI
Delta Defense LLC - West Bend, WI
Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Waukesha, WI
Garratt Callahan Co - Burlingame, CA
GOE X Corporation - Janesville, WI
James Martin Associates - Vernon Hills, IL
Lands' End - Dodgeville, WI
MPW Industrial Services - Minneapolis, MN
Spring Window Fashions - Middleton, WI
TAPCP - Brown Deer, WI
Uline - Pleasant Prairie, WI
VH Consulting, Inc - Glenwood City, WI
Whitewater Police Department - Whitewater, WI
Wisconsin DNR - Fitchburg, WI


As companies expand into other countries or deal with global suppliers and customers, employees with international knowledge become increasingly valuable. International Business students will have an in-depth understanding of international economics, multinational finance, and global marketing. Students participate in a travel study or semester abroad before graduation.

Major skills acquired:
Cross cultural communication
Foreign language skills
Global marketing
International economics
Multinational finance

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater international business graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Account Manager
Associate Project Manager
English Teaching Assistant
Export Coordinator
International Marketing Specialist
International Trade Analyst
Merchandiser
Pricing Analyst
Project Coordinator

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater international business graduates.

Association of Equipment Manufacturers - Milwaukee, WI
Churches for Middle East Peace - Washington DC
Core Creative - Milwaukee, WI
French Government - Paris, France
HellermannTyton - Milwaukee, WI
Johnson Controls, Inc - Milwaukee, WI
New Penn Financial - Milwaukee, WI
Solvy Sevent - Brookfield, WI
Trek Bicycle Corporation - Waterloo, WI
Uline - Pleasant Prairie, WI


The Occupational Safety program prepares students for rewarding careers protecting America's workforce, the public and the natural environment from harm in today's age of rapid technological and scientific development. The Environmental Safety & Health (ESH) professional is concerned with the interaction between people and the physical, chemical, biological and psychological factors which affect their safety, health and productivity. Coursework covers a wide range of subjects including ergonomics, accident prevention, security, and environmental protection. The students are provided with essential skills that enable them to recognize, devise and implement methods to control hazards. In addition, students are provided with a number of practical work site experiences, culminating in a full semester internship with a practicing EHS professional.


Major skills acquired:
Assist companies in the implementation and management of Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
Assist management and health/medical staff in issues related to hiring, retention, injury and other employee issues
Assist organizations to comply with federal, state, and local environmental safety and health standards
Design and implement accident and injury prevention programs
Design and implement safety and health training programs including the identification of hazards, safe use of equipment, emergency responses, etc.
Evaluate safety and health risks and propose effective solutions
Inspect and identify unsafe and unhealthy work conditions
Investigate accidents and analyze safety and health data
Manage environmental safety and health programs
Traffic Safety: Teach classroom and behind the wheel aspects of driver education

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater occupational safety graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Corporate Environmental & Safety Analyst
EHS Coordinator
Fleet Coordinator
Health & Safety Advisor
HSE Manager
Loss Control Associate
Loss Control Specialist
Production Supervisor
Risk Manager
Safety & Training Coordinator
Safety Consultant
Safety Coordinator
Safety Engineer
Safety Manager
Safety Representative
Safety Specialist
Safety Supervisor
Safety Technician
Site Safety Coordinator
Transportation Safety Manager

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater occupational safety graduates.

American Family Insurance - Madison, WI
Blattner Energy - Laredo, TX
Brakebush Brothers, Inc - Westfield, WI
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC - Orlando, FL
City Brewing Company - La Crosse, WI
CNH Industrial - Sturtevant, WI
Construction Resources Management - Waukesha, WI
Environmental Stoneworks - Centennial, CO
Faith Technologies - Menasha, WI
FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - Belvidere, IL
Grinnell Mutual - Grinnell, IA
I-K-I Manufacturing - Edgerton, WI
Interstates Construction Company - Chicago, IL
Koenig Concrete Corporation - Jefferson, WI
M3 Insurance - Madison, WI
Madison-Kipp Corporation - Madison, WI
Metalcraft of Mayville, Inc - Mayville, WI
Mortenson - Chicago, IL
Oshkosh Defense - Oshkosh, WI
Packaging Corporation of America - Lake Forest, IL
Pieper Electric - New Berlin, WI
Pioneer Power - Woodbury, MN
Power Construction Company LLC - Chicago, IL
R&R Insurance - Waukesha, WI
Safety Controls Technology - Middleburg Heights, OH
Siteguard Safety Services - Brookfield, WI
Steele Solutions Inc - Franklin, WI
The Boldt Company - Appleton, WI
The Horton Group - Waukesha, WI
Weir Minerals - Madison, WI
Wisco Industries - Oregon, WI
Wisconsin Department of Administration - Madison, WI


Supply chain and operations management is the management of all activities necessary for the creation of goods or services. It encompasses a great variety of activities. This major provides excellent training in preparing individuals to obtain entry-level jobs and as they progress through their careers. Graduates with supply chain majors are some of the most sought after individuals by both regional and multinational firms. What kinds of jobs are there for OM graduates? Depending on one's interests, opportunities lie in managing/manufacturing operations, supplier relations, consulting, software implementation, and so on. Supply chain managers are decision-makers. They decide what hours should be worked, how many employees are needed, how many units should be made, what quantity of materials is needed, how the facilities should be utilized, and where the company should locate.

Major skills acquired:
Decision-Making
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Organizational
Plant Layout
Policy and Procedure Making and Interpretation
Production and Inventory Control
a) Inventory Management
b) Capacity Management
c) Master Planning
d) Production Activity Control
e) Material Requirements Planning (MRP) Production Supervision
Quality Control
Quantitative Methods
Software Implementation
Systems Integration


Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater supply chain graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Associate Buyer
Associate Supply Operations Specialist
Brand Specialist
Buyer
Corporate Business Planning Associate
Event and Project Coordinator
Forecast & Inventory Analyst
Group Supervisor
Material Control Supervisor
Material Scheduler
Materials Planner and Scheduler
Operations Assistant
Operations Management Development Program
Order Engineering Specialist
Procurement Agent
Production Planner
Production Supervisor
Project Manager
Receiving Supervisor
Sourcing Analyst
Stakeholders Management Analyst
Supply Chain Analyst
Supply Chain and Operations Analyst
Supply Chain Manager Trainee
Supply Chain Planner
Traffic Specialist
Transportation Coordinator

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater supply chain graduates.

ABC Supply CO - Rochester, MN
Actuant Corporation - Menomonee Falls, WI
Alto-Shaam - Menomonee Falls, WI
Amazon - Seattle, WA
Aptar - Mukwonago, WI
AveXis, Inc - Libertyville, IL
Cintas - Franklin, WI
Colony Brands - Monroe, WI
CUNA Mutual Group - Madison, WI
DSC Logistics - Des Plaines, IL
Exelon Corporation - Oak Brook, IL
First Supply - Madison, WI
FIS - Milwaukee, WI
Generac Power Systems - Jefferson, WI
General Beverage Companies - Madison, WI
Hormel Foods Corporation - Beloit, WI
HUSCO International - Waukesha, WI & Whitewater, WI
IEWC - New Berlin, WI
JC Penney - Wauwatosa, WI
Jennie-O Turkey Store - Barron, WI
Kerry - Beloit, WI
Kohler Company - Kohler, WI
Lavelle Industries - Whitewater, WI
NeoCoil - Pewaukee, WI
Nosco, Inc - Waukegan, WI
PGI Supply - Wheeling, IL
Rexnord - Milwaukee, WI
Scot Industries, Inc - East Troy, WI
Spectrum Brands - Middleton, WI
The Cary Company - Addison, IL
Widen Enterprises - Madison, WI


Business Education graduates obtain in-depth academic preparation that enables them to obtain a variety of interesting positions in teaching within the K-12 schools, two-year post-secondary technical colleges, as well as in the business world. You select your curriculum according to your interests. For example, you may elect course work emphasizing business education, marketing education, or a combination of both areas. Part of the course work meets the expectations of the state to receive a teaching license and part of the course work provides in-depth study of business. When you graduate with this major, you may select a career in teaching or in business. You may discover that over a period of years, you will work in both environments. For students interested in an advanced degree, the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater offers graduate degrees in Business Education and Business Administration.

Major skills acquired:
Accounting
Classroom Management
Collaboration
Computer Applications
Economic Literacy Information Management
Instructional Methodologies
Interpersonal Communication
Leadership
Planning

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater business education graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Business/Computers Teacher
Business & IT Teacher
Business & Marketing Teacher
Business Ed Teacher
Middle & High School Teacher

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater business education graduates.

Denmark School District - Denmark, WI
Fond du Lac School District - Fond du Lac, WI
Homestead High School - Mequon, WI
Kettle Moraine School District - Wales, WI
School District of Janesville - Janesville, WI


The field of speech-language pathology and audiology trains clinicians to work in a variety of settings, including neonatal centers, schools, universities, hospitals, private practice, and rehabilitation and geriatric centers. Clinicians are specialists in human communication, its normal development, and its disorders. They are professionally trained to provide assessment and treatment and qualified to offer assistance to persons with speech, hearing, swallowing, and language impairments. Speech disorders are characterized by difficulty in producing speech sounds (articulation), maintaining speech rhythm or fluency, or controlling voice production. Language disorders may be characterized by an inability to appropriately use speech sounds, words and their meanings, and/or grammatical patterns. In order to practice as a Speech Language Pathologist or Audiologist a student must: obtain a graduate degree from a program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA); pass the National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (NESPA); and work under supervision, fulfilling the Clinical Fellowship (CF) requirement; and finally, obtain the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers a two-year M.S. degree, which meets all professional standards for CAA accreditation and all state licensure requirements for Speech-Language Pathology.

Major skills acquired:
Ability to integrate coursework to practice
Acoustics/hearing conversation
Alternative methods of communication
Audiology
Diagnostic procedures
Human anatomy of speech production
Interpersonal skills
Knowledge of human communication development
Knowledge of human communication disorders
Knowledge to integrate technology to practice
Neuropathology
Patience, flexibility, creativity
Phonology
Problem solving skills
Program planning
Scientific methods
Treatment planning

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater communication sciences and disorders graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Applied Behavior Analysis Therapist
Behavioral Therapist
Behavior Treatment Specialist
Family Support Specialist
Program Coordinator
School Assistant
Special Education Paraprofessional
Special Education Teacher Assistant
Therapy Technician

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater communication sciences and disorders graduates.

Acceptional Minds, LLC - Green Bay, WI
Cornerstone Autism Center - Greenwood, IN
Genesee Community Services - Mukwonago, WI
Hamilton School District - Sussex, WI
Katieburg Therapy, Ltd - Naperville, IL
Montessori School of Greenville - Greenville, SC
North Shore Pediatric Therapy - Glenview, IL
Round Lake Area School District 11 - Round Lake, IL
The Mentor Network - Milwaukee, WI


The Early Childhood Education major is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on skills needed to teach every young child between birth and grade three. This major is UW-Whitewater's response to today's needs in early childhood education. Two of the most critical needs are knowing how to teach in inclusive settings for all young children and having available a highly trained early childhood workforce.

Major Skills Acquired:
Administrative and record keeping abilities
Broad general knowledge
Communication - written & oral
How to effectively handle classroom situations
Organizational skills
Planning skills
Practical student teaching experience
Teaching/instruction skills

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater early childhood education graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

4-5K Classroom Teacher
4K Teacher
Child Development Specialist
Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
Kindergarten Teacher
Lead Teacher
Playground Leader
Special Education Teacher
Teacher

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater early childhood education graduates.

All About Learning - Oconomowoc, WI
Animal Crackers Childcare, Madison, WI
Bristol School District #1 - Bristol, WI
Brown Deer School District - Brown Deer, WI
First Congregational Childcare Center - Fort Atkinson, WI
Hoover Elementary School - New Berlin, WI
Jefferson County Head Start - Sullivan, WI
Kinds on Broadway - San Diego, CA
Marshall Public Schools - Marshall, WI
Milwaukee Area Technical College - Milwaukee, WI
Momentum Early Learning - Sussex, WI
Racine Unified School District - Racine, WI
Starlight Academy, LLC - Oregon, WI
Waupaca School District - Waupaca, WI
Wauwatosa Recreation Department - Wauwatosa, WI
West Bend School District - West Bend, WI


Kindergarten and elementary school teachers play a vital role in the development of children. Teachers introduce children to the basics of mathematics, language, science, and social studies. They try to instill good study habits and an appreciation for learning. Most elementary school teachers instruct a group of children in several areas while providing individual attention as much as possible. Additionally, teachers generally prepare lessons and grade papers, attend faculty meetings, and supervise extracurricular activities after school. As teachers gain experience, they may advance to supervisory, administrative, or specialized positions within the school system. Often, however, these positions require additional training and certification, and the number of positions available is limited.

Major Skills Acquired:
Administrative and record keeping abilities
Broad general knowledge
Communication - written & oral
How to effectively handle classroom situations
Organizational skills
Planning skills
Practical student teaching experience
Teaching/instruction skills

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater elementary education graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

1st Grade Teacher
2nd Grade Teacher
3rd Grade Teacher
4th Grade Teacher
5th Grade Teacher
6th Grade Teacher
7th Grade Teacher
Academic Interventionist
ESL Teacher
Lead Teacher
Library Media Specialist
Middle School Teacher
Reading and Math Specialist
Social Studies Teacher
Special Education Teacher

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater elementary education graduates.

Beaver Dam Unified School District - Beaver Dam, WI
Black River Falls School District - Black River Falls, WI
Burlington Area School District - Burlington, WI
Clinton Community School District - Clinton, WI
Colegio Internacional de Carabobo - Valencia, Venezuela
Deerfield Community School District - Deerfield, WI
DeForest Area School District - DeForest, WI
East Troy Community School District - East Troy, WI
Hamilton School District - Sussex, WI
Hustisford School District - Hustisford, WI
Kenosha Unified School District - Kenosha, WI
Kids ‘R' Kids Learning Academy - Crystal Lake, IL
Milwaukee Public Schools - Milwaukee, WI
Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District - Oak Creek, WI
Oconomowoc Area School District - Oconomowoc, WI
Oregon School District - Oregon, WI
Parkview School District - Orfordville, WI
Racine Unified School District - Racine, WI
School District of Albany - Albany, WI
School District of Beloit Turner - Beloit, WI
School District of Cambridge - Cambridge, WI
School District of Fort Atkinson - Fort Atkinson, WI
School District of Janesville - Janesville, WI
School District of Westfield - Westfield, WI
Sharon Community School - Sharon, WI
St Mary's Catholic School - Elm Grove, WI
Stoughton Area Schools - Stoughton, WI
Verona School District - Verona, WI
Victory Christian Academy - West Allis, WI
Watertown Unified School District - Watertown, WI
West Aurora District - Aurora, IL
Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools - Wisconsin, Rapids, WI


The Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Coaching offers the following majors: Broadfield Physical Education for teaching Kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) (BSE) and Health, Human Performance, and Recreation (BSE). The Physical Education major programs provide course work to prepare students to teach in elementary or secondary schools or to work in careers in fitness, recreation or sports. There are two options in the Physical Education Major: (1) A 54-unit major that includes coursework leading to a Broadfield (K-12) school teaching license; (2) A 35-unit Health, Human Performance and Recreation emphasis which requires a minor, leading to careers in the area of health promotion, exercise science, or recreation. Careers available in the Health, Human Performance and Recreation emphasis may be found in private health agencies, community recreation/leisure programming agencies, sports related businesses, corporate/community health, fitness programs and worksite wellness.

Broadfield Physical Education:
- The 54-unit licensure program gives the option of teaching in elementary or secondary level education. The Health, Human Performance, and Recreation program prepares the student to enter private health agencies, community recreation/leisure programming agencies, sports related businesses, corporate community health and fitness programs, and sports communication and facilities management.
- The 35-unit licensure major focuses on elementary education.

Elementary Major:
- Elementary majors with licensure are designed to prepare students to teach physical education to grades K-12 and K-9 respectively. To prepare for a career in physical education, skill, knowledge, and understanding of sports, gymnastics, swimming, dance, and basic motor concepts that relate to individual human performance must be acquired.

Major Skills Acquired:
Acquiring knowledge related to the human body and how it moves and adapts to conditions resulting from movement
Becoming acquainted with characteristics and capabilities of students of all age and grade levels
Combining all of these skills, knowledge and practices into a program that is most successful for the target population and the teacher in producing physically educated people
Gaining skill in physical education activities taught in public schools
Learning and practicing a variety of methods and techniques of teaching as applied to all age and grade levels
Studying theory related to those activities
Degree without teaching licensure: Skills acquired are similar to those mentioned above, however, skills are applied to areas such as corporate and community fitness, sports related business and facility management, and sports communication and recreation.

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Aquatics Director
Assistant Director of Health Operations
Athletics Director
Cardiac Stress Test Technician
Cardio-diagnostic Tech
Club Manager
Contracting Specialist
Fitness Consultant
Fitness Specialist
Health Screening Specialist
Health Teacher
Member Services Specialist
Patient Service Specialist
PE Teacher & Coach
Personal Trainer
Physical Education Teacher
Project Coordinator
Recreation Assistant
Sales Representative
Youth Sports Coordinator

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater graduates.

Aiken County School District - Aiken, SC
American Marketing & Publishing - Sun Prairie, WI
Anytime Fitness - Beloit, WI & Franklin, WI
ATI Physical Therapy - Janesville, WI
Aurora Health Care - Greenfield, WI
City of New Berlin - New Berlin, WI
DeForest Area School District - DeForest, WI
GE Healthcare - Wauwatosa, WI
Interra Health, Inc - Brookfield, WI
Johnson Fitness & Wellness - Madison, WI
Logistics Health - La Crosse, WI
Milton High School - Milton, WI
Milwaukee Public Schools - Milwaukee, WI
Muskego-Norway School District - Muskego, WI
North Hills Country Club - Menomonee Falls, WI
ProHealth Care - Pewaukee, WI
School District of Waukesha - Waukesha, WI
Special Olympics Wisconsin - Madison, WI
SSM Health St Mary's Madison - Madison, WI
Stryker Corp - Cary, IL
Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated School District - Trevor, WI
Watertown Unified School District - Watertown, WI
Wisconsin Athletic Club - Brookfield, WI
Xsport Fitness - Downers Grove, IL
YMCA Camp Duncan - Ingleside, IL


The Special Education Department prepares professionals to work with persons with disabilities from birth to post-secondary age levels. Teaching is a professionally challenging and rewarding experience and is even more so as a Special Education teacher. The training program teaches individualized instructional techniques and learning strategies for working with all students' learning regardless of the severity of the disability. Special Education majors can become teachers at the preschool, elementary, middle, secondary or post-secondary education levels in varying school settings, residential settings or agencies serving individuals with disabilities. Our students are successfully employed as teachers by school districts throughout Wisconsin and nationwide; many return to pursue advanced degrees as well.

Major Skills Acquired:
Develop and implement program models for students in inclusive settings, self-contained, and resource room, and/or community/home-based programs.
Design, conduct, and interpret informal and formal diagnosis of learning abilities and difficulties. Understand and apply Federal/State laws and the importance of educational decisions for persons with disabilities and serve as liaison and advocate
Work as a member of a team and effectively consult and collaborate with parents, teachers, administrators, other professionals and support services personnel.

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater special education graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation:

Special Education Teacher

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater special education graduates.

Appleton Area School District - Appleton, WI
Baraboo School District - Baraboo, WI
Beloit School District - Beloit, WI
Cambridge School District - Cambridge, WI
Delavan-Darien High School - Delavan, WI
Dodgeville Area School District - Dodgeville, WI
Genesee Lake School - Oconomowoc, WI
Lyons Township High School - La Grange, IL
Madison Metropolitan School District - Madison, WI
Milwaukee Public Schools - Milwaukee, WI
School District of Albany - Albany, WI
School District of Fort Atkinson - Fort Atkinson, WI
School District of Janesville - Janesville, WI
School district of Tomahawk - Tomahawk, WI
Sharon Elementary Community School - Sharon, WI
Sheboygan Unified School District - Sheboygan, WI
Thorson Elementary - Cedarburg, WI
Waukesha School District - Waukesha, WI
Wauwatosa School District - Wauwatosa, WI
West Bend School District - West Bend, WI
Wisconsin Virtual Academy - McFarland, WI


Biological scientists study all aspects of the structure and function of living organisms and the relationship of animals and plants to each other and to their environment. Although many specialize in some area, such as microbiology (the study of microscopic organisms), all have in common the study of life. Many biological scientists are involved in research and development. Others, in applied research, use this knowledge in activities such as developing new medicines, increasing crop yields, and improving the environment. Still other biological scientists work in management or administration, for example, planning and administering programs for testing foods and drugs and directing activities at zoos and botanical gardens. Some work in technical products. Finally, some biological scientists write for technical publications.

Major skills acquired:
Analyzing and synthesizing information
Cataloging techniques
Clinical handling
Clinical preparation
Data/statistical analysis
Detecting patterns and perceiving
Dissection
Drawing conclusions from data
Evolutionary analysis
Experimental design
Field techniques of trapping and sensing
Hypothesis testing and development
Knowledge of cell/organism physiology
Knowledge of scientific methods
Laboratory report writing
Limited animal surgical techniques
Microscopy
Operating knowledge of scientific/technical instruments
Plant and animal mounting
Plant breeding
Problem solving
Recombinant DNA technology
Relationships between factors
Sampling methods and basic statistics
Scientific illustration
Slide preparation
Using a taxonomic key

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater biological sciences graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Assistant Scientist
Associate Farm Manager
Behavioral Health Specialist
Cell Culture Lab Technician
Chiropractic Assistant
Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Clinical Research Coordinator
Coordinator of Professional Labs
Dental Assistant
Diving Instructor
Ecological Restoration Technician
Field Service Technician
Fish Specialist
GIS Technician
Lab Technician
Land Management Specialist
Manufacturing Lab Technician
Medical Assistant
Medical Scribe
Microbiology Lab Technician
Middle School Science Teacher
Operations Specialist
Park Ranger
Production Chemist
Project Manager
Psychiatric Aide
Quality Control Lab Technician
Research Coordinator
Research Technician
Retail Solar Advisor
Senior Field Technician
Science Teacher
Teacher
Veterinary Assistant

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater biological sciences graduates.

Abilities, Inc - Fort Atkinson, WI
Aquarium Adventures - Hoffman Estates, IL
Brookfield Zoo - Brookfield, WI
Chiro-Med, S.C. - Pewaukee, WI
CHR Hansen - New Berlin, WI
Deibel Laboratories - Madison, WI
Eby Family Dental - Fort Atkinson, WI
Epic - Verona, WI
Eurofins SF Analytical - New Berlin, WI
Exact Sciences - Madison, WI
Fairhaven Senior Services - Whitewater, WI
Good Oaks Ecological Services - Madison, WI
Immucor - Waukesha, WI
Johnson Creek Veterinary Care - Johnson Creek, WI
Keefer's Pharmacy - Mount Prospect, IL
Lahaina Divers Maui - Lahaina, HI
Loves Park Scuba - Loves Park, IL
McCloud Aquatics - Elburn, IL
Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI
Molecular Biology Resources - Glendale, WI
Northwest Exotic Veterinary Clinic - Streamwood, IL
Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) - Middleton, WI
PhysAssist Scribes, Inc - Milwaukee, WI
Portage Community School District - Portage, WI
PPD - Middleton, WI
School District of Beloit - Beloit, WI
Shedd Aquarium - Chicago, IL
United Vaccines, Inc - Fitchburg, WI
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI
Utility Data Contractors - Waukesha, WI
UW Health - Madison, WI
Waukesha County Parks - Waukesha, WI
West Bend School District - West Bend, WI


Chemistry is the science concerned with the composition, properties, and changes of the substances of nature, including the familiar solids, liquids, and gases of the physical world as well as the less familiar components of all living systems. Chemists research and put to practical use knowledge about all of these substances. Their research has resulted in a tremendous variety of synthetic materials, such as nylon and polyester fabrics, and processes which help save energy and reduce pollution. Research on the chemistry of living things provides the basis for advances in medicine, agriculture, and other areas. The four basic areas of chemistry are organic, inorganic, analytic, and physical. Chemists often specialize in one of these sub-fields. Over 60% of all chemists work in research and development, and about 10% work as marketing or sales representatives, where they sell and provide technical information on chemical products. Chemistry is playing an increasing role in technological advances such as fiber optics and electricity conducing polymers.

Major skills acquired:
Acute observational skills
Basic fundamentals and techniques of chemistry
Calculating and analyzing data
Communication skills - oral and written
Hypothesis testing/theory development
Informing, explaining, reporting results
Mathematical reasoning
Precision/accuracy/attention to detail
Problem solving
Researching
Technical report writing
Understanding how chemistry influences daily living
Use of computer technologies
Using technical instruments

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater chemistry graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Dental Assistant
Lab Assistant
Lab Scientist
Lab Technician
Laboratory Analyst
Production Technician
Production Technician
Project Manager
QC Analytical Chemist

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater chemistry graduates.

ABS Global - DeForest, WI
CaP Biomaterials LLC - East Troy, WI
City Colleges of Chicago - Chicago, IL
Coating Place Inc - Verona, WI
Eby Family Dental - Fort Atkinson, WI
Epic Resins - Palmyra, WI
Exact Sciences - Madison, WI
McCullough's Pharmacy - Whitewater, WI
Ortho Molecular Products - Woodstock, IL
Petron - New Berlin, WI
Ventura Foods - Waukesha, WI


The Computer Science major complements a robust technological presence on campus, which includes programs in Information Technology and Media Arts & Game Development. The major is geared toward students who want to pursue careers in software engineering, commercial software production, systems programming, Web development, and network, database, or computer design. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, half of the 10 fastest-growing careers for college graduates are computer science-related.

Major acquired skills:
Analytical skills
Creativity
Critical thinking skills
Logical skills
Problem solving skills
Understanding of hardware, software, networking platforms

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater computer science graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

.Net Software Developer
Application Developer
Application Development Specialist
Associate Engineer
Associate Release Automation Engineer
Associate Software Developer
Business Systems Developer
Cryptographic Analyst
Database Analyst
Discover Technician
IT Manager
IT Support Specialist
Lead IT Field Technician
Linux Administrator
Network Engineering Technician
Programmer
Programmer Analyst
Service Desk Analyst
Software Developer
Software Engineer
Software Test Automation Engineer
Solution Engineer
Technical Support Technician
Web Developer


Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater computer science graduates.

Acuity Insurance - Sheboyan, WI
Advicent Solutions - Milwaukee, WI
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI
American Family Insurance - Madison, WI
Avastone Technologies, LLC - Little Chute, WI
Black Line Consulting - Naperville, IL
CDW - Madison, WI
CliftonLarsonAllen - Madison, WI
CUNA Mutual - Madison, WI
Digital Intent - Freeport, IL
Epic - Verona, WI
Generac Power Systems - Waukesha, WI
Great Lakes Higher Education - Madison, WI
Ictect - Brookfield, WI
Industries for the Blind - Milwaukee, WI
Lancaster Pollard - Columbus, OH
Landmark Credit Union - Waukesha, WI
MBIIT Ltd - Ontario, Canada
MGIC Insurance - Milwaukee, WI
Northwestern Mutual - Milwaukee, WI
OATI - Minneapolis, MN
Odyssey Space Research - Houston, TX
Panatrack - Hartland, WI
RecruitChute - Broomfield, CO
Skyward, Inc - Stevens Point, WI
TDS Telecom - Madison, WI
Techstaff of Southern Wisconsin - Madison, WI
TeschGlobal - Grafton, WI
Textron, Inc - Waukesha, WI
Ultratec, Inc - Madison, WI
Walworth County - Elkhorn, WI
Widen Enterprises, Inc - Madison, WI


Criminology is a social science that attempts to identify and explain patterns of criminal behavior, as well as analyze society's ability to control crime and delinquency. It studies crime, criminals, and the criminal justice system. A criminal justice major uses an interdisciplinary approach that combines legal studies, sociology, political science, psychology, forensic science, public administration, urban studies, and philosophy. In addition, there is a focus on the definitions, causes, and prevention of crime, as well as the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders. A criminal justice major can expect to learn about the legal and correctional systems in the United States, the philosophy of punishment and deterrence of crimes, and the ethical codes of behavior with which to make use of this knowledge.

Major skills acquired:
Attention to detail
Constructing arguments based on fact
Data analysis
Investigative skills
Oral and written communication
Problem solving
Research skills
Service orientation
Technology skills

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater criminology graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Air Traffic Controller
Behavioral Support Specialist
Chief Security Officer
Child Advocacy Support Specialist
Community Service Employee
Correctional Officer
CYF Relief Worker
Deputy Sherriff
Direct Support Professional
Dispatcher
Human Resources Assistant
Investigator
Law Enforcement Dispatcher
Mental Health Specialist
Military Police
Police Officer
Research Coordinator
School Resource Officer
Security Supervisor
State Trooper
Systems Engineer

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater criminology graduates.

Allendale Association - Lake Villa, IL
Allied Universal - Naperville, IL
ARTCO Protective Services - El Paso, TX
ATTIC Correctional Services, Inc - Madison, WI
CASA of Rock County - Janesville, WI
City of Brookfield - Brookfield, WI
City of Fort Atkinson - Fort Atkinson, WI
City of Waukesha - Waukesha, WI
Colorado State Public Defender - Colorado Springs, CO
Department of Corrections - Racine, WI
Fraser Supportive Living - Apple Valley, MN
Lake Geneva Police Department - Lake Geneva, WI
MasterCom, Inc - McFarland, WI
Midwest Avtech - Peru, IL
Milwaukee House of Corrections - Milwaukee, WI
Norris Adolescent Center - Mukwonago, WI
Ozaukee County - Port Washington, WI
Racine County Sherriff's Office - Racine, WI
Rock County Human Services - Janesville, WI
U.S. Air Force - San Antonio, TX
U.S. Army Reserve - Chicago, IL
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI
Whitewater Police Department - Whitewater, WI
Wisconsin Department of Transportation - Madison, WI
Wisconsin State Capitol Police - Madison, WI
Wisconsin State Patrol - Wisconsin Dells, WI
Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office - Milwaukee, WI


Economists study the way society uses scarce resources such as land, labor, raw materials, and machinery to provide goods and services. They analyze the results of their research and determine the costs, inflation, unemployment, economic growth, discrimination, business cycles, or tax policy. Some economists are primarily theorists, developing mathematical models to explain the causes of inflation, while others prefer to work with practical applications of economic policy. Because graduates possess keen analytical skills, they are employable in a variety of different fields, including business, government, journalism, law, teaching, research, administration, and banking. The department provides concentrations in the following areas: money & banking, public finance, international trade & finance, economic development, quantitative economics, labor economics, transportation, regional/urban economics, managerial economics, comparative economics systems, and industrial organization.

Major skills acquired:
Analyzing
Communication skills - oral and written
Decision making
Explaining/advising
Hypothesis testing
Investigating
Numerical reasoning
Precision
Problem solving
Recordkeeping/report writing
Statistical methodology
Synthesizing
Understanding economic systems
Understanding human behavior and institutions

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater economics graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Actuarial Analyst
Analyst
Associate Business analyst
Associate Internet Merchandiser
Buyer
Client Service Analyst
Consulting Business Analyst
Continuous Improvement Specialist
Credit Analyst
Data Analyst
Financial Performance Analyst
Inside Sales Technician
Sales Representative
Securities Specialist
Statistical Analyst

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater economics graduates.

American Family Insurance - Madison, WI
AXA Advisors, LLC - Milwaukee, WI
Byline Bank - Elm Grove, WI
CliftonLarsonAllen - Milwaukee, WI
Cortland Capital Market Services - Chicago, IL
DiscountRamps.com - Brookfield, WI
Epic - Verona, WI
First Bank Financial Centre - Oconomowoc, WI
Graybar - Glendale Heights, IL
Jack Link's Protein Snacks - New Glarus, WI
Sentry Insurance - Stevens Point, WI
U.S. Bank - Milwaukee, WI
Weimer Bearing & Transmission - Grand Rapids, MI


The study of English language and literature offers a general education as well as skills in communication, critical thinking, and analysis, which are essential for most careers. English may prepare a person to work in communications, public relations, government and public service, sales, publishing, journalism, advertising, and business. It is an excellent background for teaching, and it can be coordinated with a program for teacher certification for K-12 or lead to graduate school for higher education. It is also an appropriate background for those considering law or business school. Additionally, the department offers a minor in teaching English as a Second Language, which can open exciting career options both here and abroad.

Major skills acquired:
Adapting ideas
Analysis and interpretation of written works
Comparing and summarizing
Critical thinking
Editing
Explaining
Influencing and persuading
Multicultural understanding
Research skills
Sizing up an audience
Technical and creative writing

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater English graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Assistant Editor
Cast Member
Client Services Specialist
Client Solutions Specialist
Content Administration Specialist
Customer Service Representative
Editorial Assistant
Freelance Editorial Assistant
Junior Digital Publishing Associate
Member Services Associate
News Producer
Office and Volunteer Manager
Page Designer
Production Technician
Quality Analyst
Relocation Associate
Senior Store Manager
SEO Copywriter
Social Media & Marketing Coordinator
Spanish Teacher
Technical Writer

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater English graduates.

1st Security Financial Corporation - Columbus, OH
Action Sales Group - Brookfield, WI
Apex CoVantage - Monona, WI
BMO Harris Bank - Madison, WI
CaP Biomaterials LLC - East Troy, WI
Delavan Chrisian School - Delavan, WI
Delta Defense LLC - West Bend, WI
Fifty Forward - Bellevue, TN
iButtonLink, LLC - Whitewater, WI
Lee Enterprises - Madison, WI
Margle Media - Milwaukee, WI
Mintel - Chicago, IL
One Click Inc - Hubertus, WI
SouthComm, Inc - Fort Atkinson, WI
Sterling Law Offices - Menomonee Falls, WI
The Benefit Services Group - Pewaukee, WI
U.S. Bank - Milwaukee, WI
VisionTek Products, LLC - East Dundee, IL
Walt Disney World - Orlando, FL
WHR Group Employee Relocation - Pewaukee, WI
WJFW Newswatch 12 - Rhinelander, WI


Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary program that teaches students to understand contemporary environmental problems and recognize potential solutions in a holistic way through broad training in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Students select a specialty area and take a majority of courses from one of three emphases - Natural Sciences, Geosciences, or Environmental Resource Management. The Natural Sciences (BS) emphasis focuses on biology and chemistry. The Geosciences (BS) emphasis focuses on geography, geology, and geographic information systems (GIS). The Environmental Resource Management (BS) emphasis focuses on environmental ethics, sustainable development and policy issues. Students are also required to select a technical specialty that will provide them with at least one specialized skill area that is crucial for today's environmental scientists. The interdisciplinary nature of this major is also emphasized within a common core of required courses, including introductory and capstone courses that are team-taught by faculty from a wide range of disciplines represented in the major. Students are able through a capstone experience to work with a team to solve a real environmental problem in the region. Environmental Science majors benefit from UW-Whitewater's innovative water programs and partnership with the Milwaukee Water Council.

Major skills acquired:
Accuracy and attention to detail
Conducting fieldwork
Deductive reasoning
Flexibility
Gathering and analyzing data
Plan and manage projects
Problem solving skills
Recording field observations
Self-discipline
Writing policy essays

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater environmental science graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Biological Science Technician
Certified Flight Instructor
County Conservation Planner
Environmental Program Associate
Program Specialist
Property Appraiser
R&D Materials Specialist
Support Manager

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater environmental science graduates.

City of Janesville - Janesville, WI
County View Vet Clinic - Oregon, WI
Edwards YMCA Camp - East Troy, WI
Elite Coating, Inc - De Pere, WI
Racine County Public Works - Racine, WI
U.W. Geological Survey - Madison, WI
Waukesha County - Waukesha, WI
Wisconsin Aviation, Inc - Watertown, WI
Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene - Madison, WI


Geographers study the distribution and location of various characteristics of the earth's surface. As a rule, most geographers specialize. Economic geographers deal with the geographic distribution of an area's economic activities. Political geographers are concerned with the relationship of geography to politics. Physical geographers study the physical characteristics of the earth. Urban geographers study cities and metropolitan areas while regional geographers study the physical, climatic, economic, political, and cultural characteristics of a particular region or area. Cartographers design and construct maps and charts. Medical geographers study the effect of the environment on health.

Major skills acquired:
Ability to design, research, and report on a selected geographic topic of interest
Acquire a broad geographic perspective or context from which issues, problems, and policies can be effectively evaluated
Computer mapping and other application skills
Critical thinking skills essential for effective problem solving in public service and private business centers
Geographic information system skills
Map making skills (hand drawn and computer assisted)
Map reading and interpretation
Statistical analysis skills applied to geographic topic

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater geography graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Document Processor
Engineering Technician
Field Systems Operator
Geospatial Analyst
Geospatial Technician
GIS Analyst
GIs Planning Technician
GIS Programmer
GIS Specialist
GIs Technician
Groundwater Field Technician
Industrial Radiography Testing Technician
Intelligence Analyst
Neighborhood Fishing Coordinator
Park Ranger
Watershed Project Coordinator

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater geography graduates.

BAE Systems - Washington, DC
Black Hawk SWCD - Waterloo, IA
Continental Mapping Consultants - Sun Prairie, WI
Data Dimensions - Janesville, WI
Environmental Monitoring & Tech - Morton Grove, IL
Florida Department of Transportation - Tallahassee, FL
JANX - Romeoville, IL
Mandi Communications - Madison, WI
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage - Milwaukee, WI
Short Elliot Hendrickson Inc - St Paul, MN
Southern Company - Naperville, IL
TDS Telecom - Madison, WI
U.S. National Park Service - Moab, UT
Utility Data Contractors - Milwaukee, WI
Wind Lake Solutions - Mukwonago, WI
Wisconsin Department of Transportation - Waukesha, WI
Wisconsin DNR - Milwaukee, WI


Historians describe and analyze past events through writing, research, and teaching. Historians usually specialize in a specific country or geographical region; in a particular time period; or in a particular field, such as social, intellectual, political, or diplomatic history. Archivists and curators - who work for museums, special libraries, or historical societies - identify, classify, and preserve historical documents and artifacts. Biographers collect data on individuals. Genealogists trace family histories.
Undergraduate study of history can serve as a foundation for a variety of careers that use the skills gained from studying history. History also provides excellent background for professional study in areas such as journalism, law, management, theology, or international relations. The study of history helps you become a more interesting person as well as a more aware and effective citizen as you participate in your own society.

Major skills acquired:
Adapting ideas
Analyzing
Comparing
Decision-making from complex information
Observing
Problem solving
Report writing
Seeing relationships between factors
Understanding/interpreting

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater history graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Environmental Specialist
GIS Analyst
GIS Specialist
Historical Interpreter
Marketing Coordinator
Sample Prep Technician
Technical Recruiter

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater history graduates.

Apex Systems - Brookfield, WI
Covance - Madison, WI
Old World Wisconsin - Eagle, WI
Smart Sand, Inc - Tomah, WI
Southern Company - Naperville, IL
Vanden Heuvel & Dineen - Germantown, WI
Wind Lake Solutions - Mukwonago, WI
Wings Financial Credit Union - St. Paul, MN


The Integrated Science-Business major combines the disciplines of science and business into an interdisciplinary program. Students in this program learn business management skills along with the principles of basic science involved in the development and management of products, services, and production processes utilized by a variety of technology-based institutions, organizations, and corporations. With this preparation, students can become managers in charge of product or service, planning, and development, or directors of research and development. In addition, they can compete for positions in charge of technology assessment, technology transfer and high technology marketing. They may also choose to function as cost, technology, venture capital, and diversification analysts. This major is available both through the College of Letters & Sciences and the College of Business & Economics.

Major skills acquired:
Analysis of cost-technology tradeoff business analysis and market potential estimate
Business plan design
Computational chemistry computer aided design and manufacturing management
Conflict resolution
Cost management
Creative problem solving
Data/statistical analysis
Decision making
Ethical issues involving technology
Generation of new product ideas
Interpersonal relations
Management of research & development
Market introduction of a new product
Molecular modeling patent and environmental law
Product concept development/evaluation
Prototype development
Prototype testing and final product selection
Screening of new product ideas
Spectral analysis
Strategic context for research & development
Strategies for marketing technological innovations
Teamwork
Technical communication
Technical competitive intelligence
Technology and government regulations
Theoretical analysis
Venture capital sources


Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater integrated science-business graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Account Manager
Agricultural Specialist
Field Service Technician
General Administrator
Inside Sales Representative
Lab Technician
Member Service Advisor
Pricing Associate
Product Management Coordinator
Public Safety Dispatcher
Sales Management Trainee
Systems Technician
Technical Sales Support Specialist
Web and Ecommerce Analyst

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater integrated science-business graduates.

Bemis Company - Oshkosh, WI
Delta Defense LLC - West Bend, WI
Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Waukesha, WI
Garratt Callahan Co - Burlingame, CA
GOE X Corporation - Janesville, WI
James Martin Associates - Vernon Hills, IL
Lands' End - Dodgeville, WI
MPW Industrial Services - Minneapolis, MN
Spring Window Fashions - Middleton, WI
TAPCP - Brown Deer, WI
Uline - Pleasant Prairie, WI
VH Consulting, Inc - Glenwood City, WI
Whitewater Police Department - Whitewater, WI
Wisconsin DNR - Fitchburg, WI


There are career opportunities for graduates with International Studies degrees in a wide range of fields. The traditional career choices for International Studies majors were jobs in international organizations, such as the United Nations, and U.S. government jobs, including the US Foreign Service, and positions in the international divisions of many other departments, including Treasury, Commerce, and Agriculture. Non-governmental organizations, such as the International Red Cross, Amnesty International, and Greenpeace were other options, as were research positions in interest groups dealing with international issues and think-tanks in major cities. And, international business majors have been recruiters, although many employees had to spend a period of time at corporate headquarters in training and entry-level jobs before being posted overseas.
Globalization has greatly expanded the range of careers for which International Studies graduates are trained. For example, human resource departments in large institutions in major cities can benefit from the communication skills and appreciation for different world views that International Studies majors develop through their courses. Many businesses that do not have operations overseas have international business activities. While an International Studies education does not fully prepare majors and minors to manage these activities, their foreign language and other communication skills, and knowledge about international issues are valuable assets to employers. The skills and perspectives that International Studies majors bring to their employers are ones that are difficult for employers to provide for through training in traditional business settings.
The opportunities are great now and continue to grow. The challenge for students is to learn about the wide range of opportunities and to take advantage of the flexibility of the major to structure a set of courses that meets their interests and will help them fulfill their career aspirations.

Major skills acquired:
An expanded awareness of international politics
Culture
Economics
Geography


Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater international studies graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Marketing Coordinator
Program Coordinator
Recruiter
Supply Chain Planner
Traveling Teller

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater international studies graduates.
Capital Heating and Cooling - Menomonee Falls, WI
Exact Sciences - Madison, WI
Grand Avenue Club - Milwaukee, WI
IEWC - New Berlin, WI
Premier Bank - Fort Atkinson, WI


The Liberal Studies major is designed for students who want a broad liberal arts background and the flexibility to tailor their studies to their own needs, interests and career goals. The major encompasses study of a wide range of disciplines, including the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences, which enable students to develop breadth of vision, a capacity for critical thinking, and a fundamental understanding of human nature, society and values. The major also fosters development of skills and abilities employers consider most important, such as problem solving, analytical thinking, interpersonal relations and communications skills, among others. Applied minors such as Professional Business Studies, Public Relations, and Legal Studies complement this major especially well. The Liberal Studies major is particularly appropriate for non-traditional, returning and transfer students who wish to complete a degree. Every effort is made to include applicable transfer courses within the major whether they have UW-W equivalents or not, and courses are scheduled to accommodate working adults.

Major skills acquired:
Appreciation of the fine and performance arts
Creative expression
Drawing conclusions from complex information
Effective oral and written communication skills
Generating, organizing and testing knowledge
Integrating and synthesizing knowledge
Living responsibly in an interdependent world
Making sound ethical and value judgments
Problem solving using computers and mathematics
Thinking critically and analytically
Understanding and applying interpersonal skills
Understanding and appreciating diverse cultures
Understanding scientific method

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater liberal studies graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Account Executive
Account Manager
Associate Claims Adjuster
Communications Director
Copywriter
Direct Support Professional
Economic Support Specialist
Health Unit Coordinator
Help Desk Support Technician
Outbound Supervisor
Patient Accounts Specialist
Production Assistant
Recruiter
SEO Analyst
Store Manager
Tenant Services Coordinator
Wedding & Catering Sales Manager

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater liberal studies graduates.

Alliant Energy - Winsor, WI
American Family Insurance - Mukwonago, WI
Catalyst Exhibits - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Cushman & Wakefield - Downers Grove, IL
Dohrn Transfer Company - Janesville, WI
Experis - Milwaukee, WI
Fort Atkinson Memorial Health - Fort Atkinson, WI
Landmark Services Cooperative - Cottage Grove, WI
Logical Position - Deer Park, IL
Manpower Group - Milwaukee, WI
Massey Pen - Monroe, WI
Mercy Health System - Janesville, WI
Rock County - Janesville, WI
Snap-on Credit - Lake Villa, IL
Southbrook Church - Franklin, WI
St. Coletta of Wisconsin - Jefferson, WI
The Abbey Resort - Fontana, WI
WI Council of the Blind - Madison, WI
Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Milwaukee, WI


Mathematicians work in one of the oldest and most basic of the sciences. Mathematicians today are engaged in a wide variety of activities, ranging from the creation of new theories to the translation of scientific and managerial problems into mathematical terms. Work in mathematics falls into two broad categories: Theoretical (pure) mathematics and applied mathematics. These two classes are not sharply defined and often overlap. Theoretical mathematicians work on difficult problems without necessarily considering the immediate practical uses of their discoveries. Applied mathematicians use mathematics to develop theories, techniques, and approaches to solve practical problems in business, government, engineering, and the natural and social sciences.

Major skills acquired:
Ability to organize and interpret detail
Abstract thinking
Computing
Decision making
Mathematical modeling and simulation
Pattern identification and classification
Problem posing and definition
Problem solving

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater mathematics graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Account Specialist
Actuarial Analyst
Continuous Improvement Specialist
Cryptographic Analyst
Implementation Consultant
Programmer
Securities Specialist
Senior Claims Professional

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater mathematics graduates.

Aon Risk Solutions - Lincolnshire, IL
CUNA Mutual Group - Madison, WI
FAST Enterprises - Centennial, CO
Great Lakes Higher Education - Madison, WI
Sentry Insurance - Stevens Point, WI
Techstaff of Southern Wisconsin - Madison, WI
U.S. Bank - Madison, WI


With an understanding of human development and behavior, the psychologist promotes human welfare in a variety of environments, such as public and private institutions, business and industry, and community development. The focus of graduate study may be in many areas: clinical, social, developmental, experimental, personality, industrial, school, or organizational psychology. Clinical psychologists, for example, concentrate on counseling, research, rehabilitation, or a concern for persons with psychological disorders. Undergraduates may want to combine majors in psychology with other coursework to increase their marketability.

Major skills acquired:
Behavior modification
Critical thinking
Defining and solving problems
Defining problem areas
Gathering information
Group dynamics
Informing/instructing/helping
Interpersonal skills
Motivational
Observation
Organization, analyzing, and synthesizing data
Report writing
Research methods
Statistical analysis
Think objectively
Understanding individual differences

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater psychology graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Account Coordinator
Activity Aide
Assistant Program Supervisor
Assisted Living Manager
Behavior Support Specialist
Behavior Therapist
Bereavement Assistant
Call Specialist
Campus Safety Officer
Care Advocate
Caregiver
Claims Specialist
Client & Policy Serving Specialist
CPS Initial Assessment Case Manager
CPS Ongoing Case Manager
Data Developer
Direct Support Professional
Education Assistant
Family Support Specialist
General Manager
Human Resources Generalist
In-Home Autism Technician
Intake Specialist
Legal Advocate
Mental Health Specialist
Merchandise Assistant
Pharmacy Technician
Program Director
Recruiter
Residential Case Manager
Residential Counselor
Social Worker
Talent Client Service Manager
Teacher
Team Leader
Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
Youth Counselor

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater psychology graduates.

Achieve Brown County - Green Bay, WI
Aptar - Mukwonago, WI
Atonement Lutheran School - Milwaukee, WI
Aurora Psychiatric Hospital - Wauwatosa, WI
Behavioral Health Hospital - Milwaukee, WI
CapSpeciality - Milwaukee, WI
Centria Healthcare - Novi, MI
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI
Children's Service Society of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI
Discovery Health Partners - Itasca, IL
Education Solutions Corp - Brookfield, WI
Florida Autism Center - Tallahassee, FL
Genesee Community Services - Oconomowoc, WI
George Williams College - Williams Bay, WI
Growing Green Child Development Center - Kenosha, WI
Life Care Homes - Milwaukee, WI
Life Style Staffing - Madison, WI
Lincoln Hills School - Irma, WI
Lutheran Social Services - Green Bay, WI & Waukesha, WI
Madison Department of Children and Families - Madison, WI
Mercy Hospital - Janesville, WI
Milwaukee Center for Independence - Milwaukee, WI
Mission Healthcare - San Diego, CA
New England Center for Children - Southborough, MA
Norris Adolescent Center - Mukwonago, WI
ORBIS Corporation - Oconomowoc, WI
Rock County Human Services - Janesville, WI
Rogers Memorial Hospital - Oconomowoc, WI
Sexual Assault Recovery Program - Janesville, WI
Trumpet Behavioral Health - Libertyville, IL
Wabash Valley Hospital - Lafayette, IN
Watertown Regional Medical Center - Watertown, WI
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development - Menomonee Falls, WI
Wisconsin Early Autism Project - Milwaukee, WI
YMCA of Rock County - Janesville, WI


Physicists use an understanding of the laws of nature and a firm grasp of mathematics in order to explain physical phenomena, predict the outcome of an experiment, or solve an engineering problem. Physicists are employed in academia, industrial research and development, national laboratory research, astronomy, meteorology, medical technology or medicine, patent law, and actuarial science, among others. A major in physics is a gateway to many career options.

Major skills acquired:
Ability to analyze and solve complex physics problems
Ability to read physics-related scholarly articles, prepare technical reports, and professionally present a scientific project
Ability to use a variety of scientific instruments and analyze and interpret the data they produce
Ability to use mathematical tools as well as computers to solve numerical problems
Knowledge of the basic principles of physics as they apply to motion, heat, sound, optics, electricity, magnetism, electronics, quantum, mechanics, fundamental particles, and relativity

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater physics graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Automation Programmer
Food Safety Sample Coordinator
Math Teacher
Patient Care Technician
Product Engineer
Product Support Engineer
SAP Specialist
Test Engineer

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater physics graduates.

Covance - Madison, WI
Fluke Corporation - Everett, WA
Fresenius Medical Care - Fitchburg, WI
IBM Global Business Process Services - Baton Rouge, LA
IMS Electrol Manufacturing - Hartland, WI
McFarland School District - McFarland, WI
SSI Technologies - Janesville, WI


Political Science prepares individuals for careers in public affairs, teaching, and for advanced study in the social sciences and law. Political scientists may conduct research on such topics as national, state and city government and urban development, parties, interest groups and elections, the legislative, executive and judicial systems, international relations, comparative government and politics and other aspects of the government process.

Major skills acquired:
Analytical skills, research design and policy analysis
Communication skills
Legal research
Understanding of politics, political process, government and relationship of government and politics to society and the institutions of society

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater political science graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Billing Representative
Commercial Casualty Brokerage Underwriter
Criminal Analyst
Field Director
Financial Professional Associate
Legal Assistant
Legislative Assistant
Paralegal
Project Manager
Protective Security Officer
Recovery/Resolutions Analyst
Respite Care Provider
Senior Claims Representative

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater political science graduates.

Centerra Group - Madison, WI
Cross, Jenks, Mercer and Maffei - Baraboo, WI
Farmer's Insurance - Portland, OR
Hammes Company - Madison, WI
IAT Insurance Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Kohn Law Firm - Milwaukee, WI
Oly Republic Security Company - Brookfield, WI
Polco - Middleton, WI
Prudential Financial - Wauwatosa, WI
Republican Party of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
United Cerebral Palsy - Madison, WI
UnitedHealth Group - Eden Prairie, MN
Walton Law Groupe - Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin Department of Justice - Madison, WI
Wisconsin Legislature - Madison, WI
Wisconsin State Capitol - Madison, WI


The Public Policy and Administration Program prepares students for careers in government, private non-profit organizations, and business, and for graduate study in public policy, administration, and law.

Major skills acquired:
Administration
Budget
Finance
Management
Personnel
Planning
Policy analysis
Policy evaluation
Policy making

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater public policy graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Commercial Underwriter Trainee
Customer Service Operator
Quoting Specialist
Senior Loss Prevention Agent

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater public policy graduates.

City of Delafield - Delafield, WI
KI - Green Bay, WI
Surface Mount Technology Corp - Appleton, WI
UFG Insurance - Cedar Rapids, IA


Social Work is an accredited BSW professional training program with the State of Wisconsin certification/licensure required to work as a social worker. Without this degree, extensive additional class and fieldwork is required to become state certified. Through direct counseling, referral to other services, or advocacy, social workers help individuals, families, groups, and communities cope with their problems and effectively use their strengths. The primary objective of the social work major is to prepare students for generalist professional social work practice.

Major skills acquired:
Ability to assist people confronted with personal and social problems
Ability to conduct individual and group interviews
Apply culturally competent practice methods with diverse populations
Basic problem solving and planned change skills
Facilitate groups
Help clients achieve self-sufficiency
Intervene with families
Interviewing and counseling skills
Knowledge of community resources, referral procedures and agencies
Learn and abide by the NASW Code of Ethics
Skill in helping clients identify strengths and meet a variety of basic needs
Work for change in organizations in the community

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater social work graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Assistant Program Manager
Behavioral Support Specialist
Behavioral Therapist
Bereavement Assistant
Case Manager
Community Outreach Specialist
Counselor
CPS Ongoing Case Manager
Education Support Professional
Family Case Manager
Food Pantry Coordinator
Forensic Specialist
Home Visitor
Impact Manager
Independent Living Coordinator
Instructor
Intake Specialist
Lead Teacher
Licensing and Placement Specialist
Mental Health Counselor
Mental Health Technician
Patient Care Associate
PBIS Facilitator
Pretrial Case Manager
Probation and Parole Agent
Program Coordinator
Relief Worker
Residential Counselor
School Counselor
Service Coordinator
Social Worker
Special Education Aide
Validation Reviewer
Women's Shelter Advocate
Youth & Family Specialist
Youth Counselor

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater social work graduates.

ATTIC Correctional Services - Madison, WI
Behavioral Health Hospital - Milwaukee, WI
Brotoloc Health Care Systems - Whitewater, WI
Caravel Autism Health - Green Bay, WI
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI
Crossroads Counseling Center - Madison, WI
Dodge County Human Services - Fond du Lac, WI
Genesee Lake School - Oconomowoc, WI
Jefferson Memory Care - Jefferson, WI
JusticePoint - Milwaukee, WI
Leap Academy - Waunakee, WI
Mercy Health System - Janesville, WI
Metastar - Madison, WI
Milwaukee Center for Independence - Milwaukee, WI
Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI
North Lake Elementary School - North Lake, WI
Northwestern Medicine - DeKalb, IL
One Hope United - Chicago, IL
Oneida County - Rhinelander, WI
Penfield Children's Center - Milwaukee, WI
People Making Progress - Tucker, GA
Plymouth Children's Center - Burlington, WI
Premier Rehab & Skilled Nursing - Beloit, WI
Renewal Unlimited - Portage, WI
Rescare - Elkhorn, WI
Riverfront, Inc - La Crosse, WI
Rogers Memorial Hospital - Oconomowoc, WI
Solutions Center - Fond du Lac, WI
St. Croix County - Hudson, WI
St William School - Janesville, WI
TASC - Rockford, IL
Walker's Point Youth & Family Center - Milwaukee, WI
Washington County - West Bend, WI
Wisconsin Community Services - Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin Department of Corrections - Racine, WI
Zion Elementary School District - Zion, IL


Sociologists study human society and social behavior by examining the groups that people form. These groups include families, racial or ethnic groups, communities, and governments, as well as a variety of social, religious, political, business, and other organizations. Sociologists study the behavior and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, theorize the causes and impacts of social inequality, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members. Some sociologists are concerned primarily with the characteristics of social groups and institutions. Others are more interested in the way individuals are affected by the groups to which they belong.

Major skills acquired:
Conduct observations, collect data, and gather information
Identify multiple types of diversity
Identify organizational structures and processes
Identify social problems and solutions
Interpersonal and cooperative team skills
Interpret data, analyze information, and make comparisons
Make decisions based on research and complex information
Oral communication and report writing skills
Understand the world from a global perspective

Related occupations:
Though not an exhaustive list, UW-Whitewater sociology graduates have pursued the following careers following graduation.

Behavioral Health Technician
Care Coordinator
Case Manager
Content Strategist
Criminal History Records Specialist
Customer Service Representative
Direct Support Professional
ELL Aide
Human Resources Assistant
Inventory Control Coordinator
Management Trainee
Program Assistant
Registration Scheduler

Representative employers:
Though not an exhaustive list, the following employers have hired recent UW-Whitewater sociology graduates.

ABC Supply Co - Rockford, IL
Aptar - Mukwonago, WI
Arandell Corporation - Menomonee Falls, WI
Davis Duehr Dean - Madison, WI
Genesee Community Services - Oconomowoc, WI
Independent Health Care Plan - Madison, WI
Laurel Heights Hospital - Atlanta, GA
MTE Corporation - Menomonee Falls, WI
School District of Janesville - Janesville, WI
TASC - Rockford, IL
United Heartland - New Berlin, WI
University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL
Wisconsin Department of Justice - Madison, WI