Special Programs

At UW-Baraboo/Sauk County, we offer a number of special academic programs to support and supplement our curriculum and co-curricular offerings.

First Year Experience

The First Year Experience Program helps students transition to college by offering classroom opportunities that maximize academic success, building positive relationships among faculty, staff and students; and providing campus-wide resources tailored to first-year students.   

The centerpiece of our First-Year Experience Program is LEC 100, our one-credit, first-year courses that focus on the skills students need for academic and career success. LEC 100 not only helps students in their transition to college, but it also counts towards their associate degree.  

Honors Program

The Honors Program as an exciting and challenging addition to the undergraduate classroom experience. Honors courses are generally structured as special opportunities for qualified students within already existing classes.

Service Learning

Service learning means using what you learn in the classroom to find solutions to real-life problems in your community. Though service learning, you not only learn the practical applications of your studies, you become an engaged citizen and community member. In that way, service learning helps both you and the community.

In and out of the classroom, UW-BSC faculty and staff strive to prepare students to become lifelong learners, responsible citizens, and community leaders. For example, our LEC 100 course includes a service learning component, where students participate in out-of-class activities to learn the real-world value of the classes they are taking. 

Study Abroad

Study abroad programs are open to all students and community members. For a list of upcoming programs, application requirements, costs and other information you will need to participate, visit the UW Colleges Study Abroad website.

Youth Options

The Youth Options Program presents exciting educational options for Wisconsin high school juniors and seniors. By meeting some general requirements and following specific guidelines, you may be able to take university-level courses at UW-BSC, earning both high school and college credit. What's more, you don't have to pay for a Youth Options course if your school district doesn't offer a comparable one. All public high schools participate in the Youth Options Program, so all juniors and seniors who meet the program requirements are eligible.