Undergraduate Majors & Minors

Up-to-date information regarding the majors and minors listed on this page can be found in the UW-Whitewater Undergraduate Catalog.

Majors

Educator Preparation Programs

Art Education

Bachelor of Science in Education: Program results in endorsement for licensure to teach Art at the Early Childhood - Adolescence developmental levels (all ages in public schools). Alternative licensing routes can be developed through the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in the College of Arts and Communications.  

Biology Education

  Cell / Physiology Emphasis

  Ecology / Field Emphasis

Bachelor of Science in Education: Students choose one of two emphases (listed to the left). Program results in endorsement for licensure to teach Biology at the Early Adolescence - Adolescence developmental levels (ages 10-21 or grades 6-12). Completion of a minor is required.

Business Education

  Business Emphasis 

  Marketing Emphasis

  Business & Marketing Comprehensive

Bachelor of Science in Education: Students choose one of three emphases (listed to the left). Program results in endorsement for licensure to teach Business and/or Marketing subjects at the Early Childhood - Adolescence developmental levels (all ages in public schools).   
Chemistry Education   

Bachelor of Science in Education. Program results in endorsement for licensure to teach Chemistry at the Early Adolescence - Adolescence developmental levels (ages 10-21 or grades 6-12). Completion of a minor is required.

Early Childhood Education            

Bachelor of Science in Education: Program results in endorsement for dual licensure in Regular and Special Education at the Early Childhood developmental level (birth to age 8 or approximately third grade). Students are admitted to the ECE program once a year in the fall semester.

ECE4U: Online and blended delivery model available for students who completed an Early Childhood Applied Associate Degree at a Wisconsin Technical College. Students are admitted to the ECE4U program once a year in the summer.

Economics Education

Bachelor of Science in Education. Program results in endorsement for licensure to teach Economics at the Early Adolescence - Adolescence developmental levels (ages 10-21 or grades 6-12). Completion of a minor is required.

Elementary/Middle Education

Bachelor of Science in Education: Program results in endorsement for regular education licensure to teach children from at the Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence developmental levels (ages 6 to 12 or 13 or approximately grades 1-8 or 9). Completion of a minor is required.

English Education

Bachelor of Science in Education. Program results in endorsement for licensure to teach English at the Early Adolescence - Adolescence developmental levels (ages 10-21 or grades 6-12). Completion of a minor is required.

French Education

Bachelor of Science in Education: Program results in endorsement for licensure to teach French at the Early Childhood - Adolescence developmental levels (all ages in public schools). A Foreign Residency Experience (study abroad, work abroad or homestay abroad) of at least four weeks in duration is required for licensure. Completion of a minor is required.

Geography Education

Bachelor of Science in Education. Program results in endorsement for licensure to teach Geography at the Early Adolescence - Adolescence developmental levels (ages 10-21 or grades 6-12). Completion of a minor is required.  

German Education

Bachelor of Science in Education: Program results in endorsement for licensure to teach German at the Early Childhood - Adolescence developmental levels (all ages in public schools). A Foreign Residency Experience (study abroad, work abroad or homestay abroad) of at least four weeks in duration is required for licensure. Completion of a minor is required.

History Education

Bachelor of Science in Education. Program results in endorsement for licensure to teach History at the Early Adolescence - Adolescence developmental levels (ages 10-21 or grades 6-12). Completion of a minor is required.  

Mathematics Education

Bachelor of Science in Education. Program results in endorsement for licensure to teach Mathematics at the Early Adolescence - Adolescence developmental levels (ages 10-21 or grades 6-12). Completion of a minor is required.  

Music Education (Bachelor of Music)

  Choral Emphasis

  General Emphasis

  Instrumental Emphasis

Bachelor of Music (College of Arts and Communication): Students choose emphasis area(s). Program is designed to prepare the student for a career of teaching general, choral, or instrumental music at the Early Childhood - Adolescence developmental levels (all ages in public schools).

Physical Education

  Kindergarten - 12 Emphasis

Bachelor of Science in Education: Students choose emphasis area (listed above). The Kindergarten - 12 emphasis program results in endorsement for licensure to teach Physical Education at the Early Childhood - Adolescence developmental levels (all ages in public schools).

Physics Education

Bachelor of Science in Education. Program results in endorsement for licensure to teach Physics at the Early Adolescence - Adolescence developmental levels (ages 10-21 or grades 6-12). Completion of a minor is required.

Political Science Education

Bachelor of Science in Education. Program results in endorsement for licensure to teach Political Science at the Early Adolescence - Adolescence developmental levels (ages 10-21 or grades 6-12). Completion of a minor is required.

Psychology Education

Bachelor of Science in Education. Program results in endorsement for licensure to teach Psychology at the Early Adolescence - Adolescence developmental levels (ages 10-21 or grades 6-12). Completion of a minor is required.

Sociology Education

Bachelor of Science in Education. Program results in endorsement for licensure to teach Sociology at the Early Adolescence - Adolescence developmental levels (ages 10-21 or grades 6-12). Completion of a minor is required.

Social Studies Broadfield Education

Bachelor of Science in Education. Program results in endorsement for licensure to Broadfield Social Studies in grades 6-10 and emphasis area subject at the Early Adolescence - Adolescence developmental levels (ages 10-21 or grades 6-12).

Spanish Education

Bachelor of Science in Education: Program results in endorsement for licensure to teach Spanish at the Early Childhood - Adolescence developmental levels (all ages in public schools). A Foreign Residency Experience (study abroad, work abroad or homestay abroad) of at least four weeks in duration is required for licensure. Completion of a minor is required.

Special Education

  Cognitive Disabilities Emphasis    

  Learning Disabilities / Emotional                Behavioral Disorders Emphasis

Bachelor of Science in Education. Students choose an emphasis area (listed above). Program results in endorsement for Cross Categorical Special Education and emphasis area licensure to teach Special Education at the Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence (ages 6-12 or 13 or grades 1-8) and Early Adolescence - Adolescence developmental levels (ages 10-21 or grades 6-12).  
Theatre Education

Bachelor of Science in Education: Program results in endorsement for licensure to teach Theatre at the Early Childhood - Adolescence developmental levels (all ages in public schools). Completion of a minor is required.  

 

Non-Licensure Majors

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Bachelor of Science: Prepares students for graduate study in speech-language pathology and for careers in human services. Completion of a minor is not required, though it is recommended.

Physical Education   

  Health, Human Performance and                Recreation Emphasis

Bachelor of Science in Education: The Health, Human Performance, and Recreation emphasis is a 35-unit non-licensure major, which leads to careers outside the public schools in the area of Health Promotion, Human Performance and Recreation. Completion of a minor is required. 

        

Minors    

Students pursuing programs within the College of Education and Professional Studies for which completion of a minor is required can complete any minor offered at UW-Whitewater. However, it is recommended that students seek assistance from their advisor to select a minor that complements their major and will contribute to their marketability upon graduation. 

If you are pursuing an educator preparation program with a licensable minor, see the appropriate Licensure Program Coordinator to ensure that you are meeting any and all licensure requirements for your minor. 

Minors are NOT required in the following majors: Art Education, Broadfield Social Studies Education, Business Education (all emphases), Communication Sciences & Disorders, Early Childhood Education, Music Education, Physical Education (Kindergarten-12 emphasis), and Special Education.

*Please note that whether or how a minor is licensable will depend on the major you are pursuing.*

Adaptive Education Licensure Available
Athletic Coaching Education Licensure Available
Biology Education Licensure Available
Chemistry (Letters & Science) Licensure Available
Communication Elementary Education Licensure Available
Communication Secondary Education Licensure Available
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Computer Science Licensure Available
Dance Secondary Education Licensure Available
Economics Education Licensure Available
English as a Second Language (ESL) Licensure Available
ESL Bilingual-Bicultural Education Licensure Available
ESL for Adults
English Education Licensure Available
Environmental Studies (Letters & Science) Licensure Available
French Education Licensure Available
General Science Elementary Licensure Available
Geography  Licensure Available
German Education Licensure Available
Health Education Licensure Available
Health Promotion
History Education Licensure Available
Journalism (Letters & Science) Licensure Available
Leadership and Military Science
Library Media K-12 Licensure Available
Library Science  
Mathematics Elementary Education Licensure Available
Mathematics Secondary Education Licensure Available
Philosophy Education
Physics Education Licensure Available
Political Science Education Licensure Available
Psychology Education Licensure Available
Recreation and Leisure Studies
Social Studies Elementary Education Licensure Available
Sociology Education Licensure Available
Spanish Education Licensure Available
Special Education for Non-Education Majors
Sport Management  
Strength and Conditioning  
Theatre Education Licensure Available