Specializations are programs of study, with carefully constructed learning goals and experiences, and evaluation procedures. While course work may be included in a specialization, students may also work to meet learning goals through internships, working with a mentor, successfully completing a proficiency examination or certification examination, or other non-classroom experiences. Courses may come from several departments and involve faculty from several disciplines.
Courses taken to complete a specialization may also fit elsewhere in a student’s program of study.
Students who complete a specialization will have the specialization recorded on their transcript and will receive a certificate of completion.
UW-Stout offers the following specializations:
UW-Stout offers professional development certificate programs in addition to its traditional majors and minors to meet the needs of those who wish to obtain additional knowledge and skills needed for personal growth and professional advancement.
While not a substitute for a degree or diploma, the certificate is an alternative credential for individuals seeking to obtain new knowledge and skills or to update their knowledge and skills in a specific area. Typically, a certificate is earned by completing a set of limited, well defined learning outcomes focused on new or emerging processes or new knowledge and principles applied to practical problems or issues.
These course sets lead to a certificate only. If you’re interested in earning a degee, please refer to the degree programs found elsewhere in this bulletin.
Additional information about professional development certificate programs is available online at www.uwstout.edu/programs?f%5B0%5D=degree%3ACertificate.