Greetings and welcome to our UW-Barron County website. On behalf of our students, faculty, and staff, I extend an invitation to follow up your virtual visit with a visit in person. We think you’ll like what you see. We offer you the best of two academic worlds: the small classes and personal attention you would expect at a private liberal arts college and the connection to the resources of a world-class university system.
Here you can pursue an Associate of Arts and Science degree while building a strong academic foundation for continuing your undergraduate work at a four-year institution. Our rigorous curriculum of liberal studies and pre-professional courses will prepare you for further study or for entry or reentry into the workforce. Our graduates have proven highly competitive in the universities they have attended after completing their work here, and they are working in rewarding careers throughout the state and the nation. I am continually impressed that so many of the people I meet in our region started their educational careers at UW-BC.
You can also continue on to a bachelor's degree through our new Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree completion program that we are launching in collaboration with UW-Stout and UW-Superior. There is also opportunity to pursue other bachelor's programs through degree completion partnerships we have concluded with some of our colleague four-year campuses in the UW System.
What makes us so good at what we do? At UW-BC, you have the advantage of a supportive, student-focused environment. Our faculty members are highly effective instructors, and teaching is their first professional purpose. In small classes and one-on-one interactions, they engage students in developing the facility for life-long learning. We want our students to succeed, and we work with them to help make it happen. The important thing is that we define success by how well we prepare students for their work after transfer and for when they get out into the world.
So, let us work with you so you can get “the best start for the life you want!”
-Dean Paul Chase
Editor's Note: Dean Paul Chase has announced that he will be retiring in January 2014.