Students at the University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County will be able to take part in the UW System Flexible Option degree program announced today by University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly, according to Dr. Tom Pleger, campus executive officer and dean.
“As a campus of the University of the Wisconsin Colleges, UW-Baraboo/Sauk County is excited to participate in the UW System’s Flexible Option,” Pleger said. “The Flexible Option is primarily designed to serve adults who wish to obtain a college degree. Increasing the number of college graduates will strengthen our local economy by helping meet the needs of area employers.”
UW Colleges will provide general education, liberal arts freshman and sophomore level offerings that will be available in a competency-based, self-paced format as early as fall 2013. Students will be able to complete competencies and assessments in biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, engineering, physics, psychology, health, exercise science and athletics, women’s studies, business, political science, English, Spanish, geography, anthropology and sociology, history, art, and music. The UW Colleges will work to provide the Associate of Arts and Science degree via the UW Flexible Option.
UW-Baraboo/Sauk County is a campus of the University of Wisconsin Colleges, the UW System’s network of 13 freshman/sophomore campuses that offer an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree and prepare students of all ages and backgrounds for baccalaureate and professional programs. UW-BSC also offers a number of collaborative baccalaureate and graduate programs for adult students who wish to complete their degrees in Baraboo.