Your two years at UW-BC provides time for you to test your abilities, pursue your interests, and explore new ideas while considering one or more majors.
By the end of your freshman or beginning of your sophomore year, after talking with faculty and your academic advisor, you should declare or select a major. You can begin over 250 majors at UW-BC.
Yes, here's how:
It is okay to change your major, but see your academic advisor to help you select courses that will work towards a specific program. For example, if you have been taking classes towards an English degree and would rather enter an Engineering program, you will need to take different general education courses to fulfill the needs of your new area of interest.
If you are participating in the Guaranteed Transfer program, remember it applies only to the institution and not to the specific program or major.
You can get more information about transfering within the University of Wisconsin System by using the Transfer Information System (TIS)). TIS provides more information about courses and academic programs and the transfer guides and agreements between UW institutions. TIS enables students to determine how courses transfer between the UW Colleges and other UW System institutions.
Knowing your major or area of interest will help you select courses that will apply to a specific program at your selected school. The courses you take at UW-BC will transfer, but they may not be the courses required for your specific degree program at your transfer institution.
As a UW-BC student, you can earn the Associate of Arts and Science Degree. This degree is a foundation for many majors in the University of Wisconsin System and is generally accepted by other University of Wisconsin System institutions as fulfilling the university-wide, college and school general education breadth requirements.
But, remember to be sure you are fulfilling program-specific requirements. See your advisor and consult TIS for more information about specific programs or majors at the UW System Institutions.