Marty Loy, Dean
Room 110, College of Professional Studies Building
The College of Professional Studies consists of the School of Business and Economics, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, School of Education, School of Health Care Professions, School of Health Promotion and Human Development (HPHD), Division of Interior Architecture, and the Department of Military Science (Army ROTC).
In the College of Professional Studies you:
- prepare for your chosen profession by studying theory and then actively demonstrating your professional skills in a supervised classroom or clinic;
- gain the knowledge and experience you need in order to meet the standards of your profession;
- gain professional experience in internships and externships at hospitals, physician’s offices, community clinics, schools, business and industrial sites;
- associate with other students interested in providing a professional service to humankind;
- acquire critical thinking skills so you may fully meet the needs of the people you will serve;
- work on basic and applied research projects;
- work with faculty who are attuned to people, events, trends, and politics of the professional workplace;
- discover that we are proactive, resourceful, connected, and caring.
Undergraduate Programs in Professional Studies
In the College of Professional Studies you may work toward bachelor’s degrees from the:
- School of Business and Economics with majors and minors in business administration, economics, or accounting.
- School of Communication Sciences and Disorders with a major in communication sciences and disorders.
- School of Education with majors in elementary education; early childhood education; physical education; or special education with certifications in learning disabilities, emotional behavioral disabilities, cognitive disabilities and cross-categorical special education; and certifications in secondary education.
- School of Health Promotion and Human Development with majors in dietetics, family and consumer sciences, health and wellness management, health promotion/wellness, and a minor in child, youth & family studies.
- Division of Interior Architecture with a major in interior architecture.
- School of Health Care Professions with majors in athletic training, clinical laboratory science, health science, health information management and technology, or nursing.
College Honors - Professional Studies
The College of Professional Studies Dean’s List consists of undergraduate students who complete at least 12 credits and achieve a grade point average of above 3.75 the previous semester.
Graduate Programs in Professional Studies
In the College of Professional Studies you may work toward advanced degrees in:
- Audiology (clinical doctorate joint program with UW-Madison).
- Communication sciences and disorders with an emphasis in speech and language pathology (Master of Science).
- Elementary education (Master of Science in Education).
- Elementary education with emphasis in reading or in special education (Master of Science in Education).
- General education (Master of Science in Education).
- Community & Organizational leadership (Master of Science).
- Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems (Master of Science).
- Educational administration through cooperative arrangements with UW-Madison and UW-Superior.
- Guidance counseling (Master of Science in Education) through cooperative arrangements with UW-Oshkosh.
For further information on these graduate programs, see the Graduate section of this catalog.