The University of Wisconsin-Barron County, established in 1966, offers the Associate of Arts and Science degree and a liberal arts, pre-professional transfer curriculum. The University of Wisconsin-Barron County also offers a single baccalaureate degree completion program, the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree, in collaboraton with UW System comprehensive universities. In partnership with Continuing Education Extension, the University of Wisconsin-Barron County provides a variety of credit and non-credit educational activities which focus on satisfying the unique educational needs of citizens in local communities. Through the combination of these programs, the university serves a diverse student body of varying ages and backgrounds with a comprehensive program of quality instruction.
UW-Barron County is dedicated to providing:
- General education courses for the freshman/sophomore years in preparation to earn the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree and for transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree program in a variety of academic fields.
- Courses that prepare students to earn the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in the University of Wisconsin Colleges.
- A campus community in which students have the advantage of individual attention provided by small classes, as well as sharing with faculty the benefits of intellectual inquiry and scholarship.
- A broad-based liberal arts education which allows the students options, teaches the students to think creatively and critically, and prepares them to deal effectively with future choices as educated individuals.
- Academic advising and counseling to guide students through sound academic decisions, smooth transfer, and continued academic success at baccalaureate institutions.
- Encouragement to students to develop special talents, discover new areas of interest, strengthen leadership skills, and heighten self-confidence through participation in a variety of educational opportunities, extra-curricular activities, the fine arts, and social activities.