The 13 UW Colleges campuses and UW Colleges Online offer an Associate of Arts and Science degree and the foundational coursework for more than 200 majors and careers. UW Colleges offers the essential freshman and sophomore curriculum to prepare students for the workforce and for a successful transition to a bachelor's degree program. Six of our campuses offer a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS), a skills-based degree designed to help busy adults advance their career. Students can also earn a bachelor's degree on a campus through collaborations with UW System 4-year universities. Degree programs vary by campus.
Eighty-five percent of UW Colleges faculty members have a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field. While their primary focus is on undergraduate teaching, they also conduct original research and participate in community improvement through service learning.