Online Learning

Mission Statement Top of Page

The Online Learning program provides access to selected UW-Superior academic programs for learners who need a flexible study schedule or learning opportunities regardless of location. Students may select enrollment through the Distance Learning Center when applying for university admission. The Center offers online courses on a term basis that parallels the on-campus program. Students may complete a degree, enroll in individual courses, or earn credit through prior learning.  Financial Aid is available to qualified students, and designated scholarships for Online Learning students are offered by the UW-Superior Foundation.

Undergraduate Degree Programs Available to Online Learning Students Top of Page

Eight different undergraduate majors may be completed through the Online Learning:

Communicating Arts Major Top of Page

The Communicating Arts major with a concentration in Speech Communication prepares students for opportunities in management, human resources, sales, professional development, training, not-for-profit and community development, other business or organizational communication careers, as well as graduate study. The major consists of 33 credits and requires a minor. For information about courses and requirements of this major, please refer to the Communicating Arts section in the Undergraduate Academic Programs portion of this catalog.

Elementary Education Major Top of Page

The Elementary Education major is available for Wisconsin licensure at Early Childhood through Middle Childhood (EC-MC, PreK-6th Grade) or Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence (MC-EA, 1st Grade-7th/8th Grades) levels. Students must be able to complete a semester of student teaching in a Wisconsin school. One three-week summer session in Superior and attendance at several one-day seminars/meetings in Superior are required.

For additional information about courses and requirements of this major, please refer to the Elementary Teacher Education section in the Undergraduate Academic Programs portion of this catalog.

Exercise Science Major Top of Page

The Physical Education major with a concentration in Exercise Science provides the knowledge and skills for career in areas such as adult fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, or related fields. Students gain knowledge in human body structure, nutrition, and clinical exercise physiology. They also learn about teaching, leadership, organization and administration, and safety and emergency responsibility skills.

For additional information about courses and requirements for this major, refer to the Physical Education Program of this catalog.

Health and Wellness Management Major Top of Page

The Health and Wellness Management major is designed to equip students with the skills necessary to design, develop, implement, and maintain health and wellness programs in the workplace. The 63-credit major incorporates coursework in human and population health, healthcare information technology, marketing, leadership, and related subjects. For additional information about courses and requirements of this major, visit the website hwm.wisconsin.edu and the Health and Wellness Management program section of this catalog.

Interdisciplinary Studies Major Top of Page

The Interdisciplinary Studies major is an individually designed liberal arts academic program which can be designed to meet educational, career or personal goals. The Interdisciplinary Studies major:

  • requires a minimum of 51 credits (comprehensive major) or 33 credits with a minor
  • includes a minimum of three academic areas of study
  • must have a purpose, a theme, a rationale
  • includes a capstone experience

The major is designed by the student in consultation with an academic advisor and selected faculty. The approval process for the major includes the advisor, faculty panel members from the selected academic areas of study, and the University Credits Committee.

For additional information about courses and requirements for this program, refer to the Interdisciplinary Studies Program of this catalog.

Individually Designed Major Top of Page

Students who have a unique need for a major, and whose needs cannot be met by an existing major, have the option of developing an Individually Designed Major (non-comprehensive).  Working with their academic advisor, the student constructs a major course of study.  The individually designed major proposal must be signed by the student, his/her academic advisor, and the department chair representing the primary emphasis of the major.  Once required signatures are obtained, the student submits a petition to the Credits and Reinstatement Committee for review and final approval.  The petition may not be submitted before the second semester of the student's sophomore year, but must be submitted before the end of the student's junior year.

For additional information about courses and requirements for this program, refer to the Individually Designed Major section of this catalog.

Physical Education Major-Community/Public Health Promotion Top of Page

The Community/Public Health Promotion concentration provides a solid foundational curriculum combined with practical experience through internship.  Students majoring in community/public health promotion may seek jobs in health fields including public health educators/coordinators, human resource services, employee wellness, community wellness/fitness/education, county health departments, federal government agencies, as well as many other health and wellness related areas.  The Community/Public Health Promotion curriculum has been aligned with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) national standards.

For information about courses and requirements of this major, please refer to the Physical Education-Community/Public Health Promotion section in the Undergraduate Academic Programs portion of this catalog.

Sustainable Management Major Top of Page

The Sustainable Management Major is an interdisciplinary business management program that helps students gain a broad understanding of the ways in which business systems, natural systems, and social systems intersect. The 63-credit major incorporates coursework in business management, environmental science, natural resources, information systems, and logistics, all with a focus on sustainable practices. For additional information about courses and requirements of this major, visit the website sustain.wisconsin.edu and the Sustainable Management Program of this catalog.

Writing Major Top of Page

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing offers students depth of study in writing process and craft, creative and professional writing, and theories of languages and rhetoric.  Practice in diverse writing genres prepares students for a wide range of academic and professional goals.  The degree program will prepare students for many types of careeers in writing, including freelance work, technical writing, grant writing, editing, copywriting, and creative writing.  Our faculty and staff include many practicing and published writers and scholars.

For additional information about courses and requirements for this program, refer to the Writing Major section of this catalog.

Graduate Degree Programs Available to Distance Learning Students Top of Page

Six different graduate degrees may be completed through the Online Learning:

Online Learning Contact Information Top of Page

Online Learning
University of Wisconsin - Superior
Swenson Hall 3061
Belknap and Catlin Ave.
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: 715-394-8487
Email: dlc@uwsuper.edu