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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

United States Universities, Colleges and SchoolsThe University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has exceptional new facilities, a dynamic atmosphere and a campuswide commitment to "Connecting learning to life. "  Founded in 1965, the University and its campus are  among the most modern and attractive in the highly respected, tradition-rich University of Wisconsin System. The setting is safe, scenic and comfortable, with wooded trails, a nine-hole golf course and a million-dollar view of the bay. Academic buildings are connected by enclosed walkways.  UW-Green Bay is a mid-size public university of about 5, 400 students. The institution is heavily invested in state-of-the-art academic facilities and special amenities for students. A new high_tech classroom building opened for classes in September 2001. The expanded and updated Laboratory Sciences Building will be new in 2004. The eight-story Cofrin Library is regarded among the finest in the state. Other additions include attractive on-campus housing with single rooms, private baths and apartment-style options; and dedicated student space in the University's Weidner Center a major performing arts center regarded as one of the Midwest's finest concert halls.  The UW-Green Bay campus is convenient to both popular Wisconsin resort areas and the fast-growing economies of Green Bay and the Fox River Valley. The city of Green Bay, famous for the Packers and NFL football, is known also as a center of industry and commerce. University students earn money for college and gain practical experience in settings ranging from small shops to major industry. On campus, students find a rich array of clubs, organizations and entertainment options, including a highly successful NCAA Division I sports program and concerts by world-class entertainers at the Weidner Center.  The University prides itself on the concept of "Connecting learning to life. " UW-Green Bay students are invited to connect with the community via projects and internship opportunities in settings public and private, large and small. They are encouraged to be creative and well-rounded problem solvers, able to draw upon diverse and multiple perspectives. "Connecting learning to life, " then, encourages students to experience:    the academic connections to be found across various majors and minors;   the real-life connections of solving real-life problems; and   the University's impressive connections to the community, its institutions and agencies, businesses and people.  It is a results-oriented approach. The placement rate approaches 99 percent, and students who choose graduate school are well prepared. They work closely with talented and dedicated faculty members, 95 percent of whom hold the highest credentials in their fields. Senior faculty lead both advanced and entry-level courses.  United States Universities, Colleges and SchoolsLocation UW-Green Bay is located on the northeast edge of the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin, on a 700-acre site overlooking the bay. Situated in a semirural and suburban corridor, the campus is just 10 minutes from the city's riverfront downtown. Long known as a manufacturing, papermaking and food-processing center, Green Bay has seen tremendous growth in recent years in the healthcare and insurance sectors of its economy. While the metropolitan population is about 250, 000, the city serves as the trade, transportation and cultural heart of a region of nearly one million residents extending across much of northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Green Bay is home to a developing retail/entertainment district and excellent museums, parks, theaters and sports-related facilities. It is the gateway to a favorite vacation destination in the scenic Door Peninsula and its historic harbors, rolling farmlands, orchards, forested bluffs and Lake Michigan beaches.  An arboretum encircles the UW-Green Bay campus with miles of trails exploring mature forests, prairies, wetlands, limestone bluffs and one-half mile of bay shoreline. The heavily wooded nine-hole golf course overlooks the bay. Indoors, a concourse system links the eight-story library and major academic buildings. The campus is less than two hours north of Milwaukee and about five hours east of Minnesota's Twin Cities via interstate highway. Green Bay's airport provides direct service to Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit and other major cities.  Majors and Degrees United States Universities, Colleges and SchoolsUW-Green Bay awards Masters of Science degrees in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning, Environmental Science and Policy, and Management. UW-Green Bay grants Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in seventeen interdisciplinary majors and eighteen disciplinary majors. Professional programs in nursing completion and social work award the B. S. N. and B. S. W. The disciplinary program in music awards the B. M. degree. A two-year associate degree is available. Undergraduate certificate programs are offered in international studies, English as a second language, military science and athletic coaching. The University has preprofessional programs in nearly twenty fields, including dentistry, engineering, law, medicine and pharmacy. Interdisciplinary majors are as follows: Business Administration, with emphases in finance, management and marketing; Communication and the Arts, with emphases in environmental design and communication arts; Communication Processes, with emphases in electronic media, linguistics/teaching ESL, organizational communication, photography, journalism, and public relations; Education, with preparation in early childhood/elementary through secondary teaching; Environmental Policy and Planning with emphases in public policy, and planning; Environmental Science, with emphases in ecology and biological resources management, and physical systems: technology and management; Human Biology, with emphases in cytotechnology, exercise science, general human biology, health science, and nutritional science/dietetics; Human Development; Humanistic Studies; Individual Major; Information Sciences; Interdisciplinary Studies; Public Administration; Social Change and Development, with emphases in American social issues, global studies, law and social  change, and women's studies; and Urban and Regional Studies. Disciplinary majors are as follows: accounting; art, with emphases in studio art, art education, and gallery and museum practices; biology, with emphases in plant biology, animal biology, cell/molecular biology, and field biology and ecology; chemistry; computer science; earth science; economics; English, with emphases in creative writing and literature; French; German; history; mathematics, with emphases in math and statistics; music, with emphases in music education, performance, applied music, jazz studies, and music history and literature; philosophy; political science; psychology; Spanish; and theater, with emphases in performance, design/technical theater, theater studies, and musical theater.   The following areas are only available as minors: anthropology, geography, physics, American Indian studies, women's studies and sociology.  Academic Program United States Universities, Colleges and SchoolsThe UW-Green Bay academic plan promotes hands-on learning through internships, research and team projects. It also demands that students  save the ability to make connections to examine things from many perspectives, and to work effectively with those from other fields. UW-Green Bay is structured in a way educators describe as "interdisciplinary. " Professors are grouped not by narrow departments but by broad, interdisciplinary or multiple-subject areas of interest. Interdisciplinary majors apply knowledge from several subjects or disciplines to one field of study. An Environmental Science major, for example, will apply biology, chemistry, mathematics, botany and other disciplines to the broader study of environmental issues. Every student completes either an interdisciplinary major, or a disciplinary major coupled with an interdisciplinary minor. Every student also completes a general education program, which includes studies in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and fine arts. Many general education courses bring together different academic disciplines in one course; others are focused upon a particular dimension or approach; some emphasize study of various cultures within American society or the cultures of other countries. These courses are typically lower-level requirements completed during a student's first two years of study.  Campus Mission and History UW-Green Bay is distinctive within the University of Wisconsin System for its innovative academic plan characterized by problem-focused, interdisciplinary learning. This mission was set forth at the institution's founding in 1965. An in-depth look at the University's mission and history can be found at http://www.uwgb.eduOff-Campus Opportunities Formal exchange agreements exist with several universities abroad, but students can arrange to study almost anywhere through the school's international network links. UW-Green Bay students have participated recently in formal exchange and language-immersion programs in Denmark, Guatemala, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands and Spain, and have studied in various lands including France, England, Scotland and Australia. Those interested in two- to four-week excursions can take study tours providing introductions to countries such as Great Britain and Italy. UW-Green Bay participates in the National Student Exchange, which facilitates out-of-state study for a semester or year. Recent student destinations have included Virginia, New Mexico, Colorado and Florida.  Facilities and EquipmentUnited States Universities, Colleges and SchoolsUW-Green Bay is preparing to open the Laboratory Sciences Building as a new and expanded showplace for science education in the 21st century. It will be a perfect complement to the high_tech $17 million classroom building, Mary Ann Cofrin Hall, which opened for classes in 2001-2002. That facility is adjacent to the David A. Cofrin Library, which is the physical and symbolic heart of the modern campus. Central computing laboratories for students are located near the library and are open nearly 100 hours a week. UW-Green Bay's information_technology network has ranked among the state's leaders in terms of access and capabilities for student and faculty users. Special computer labs serve academic programs such as business, graphic arts, geography, music and psychology. The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts hosts major Broadway musicals, large-scale orchestras, dance companies and pop performers. The center includes academic studios and provides master classes with nationally known visiting artists, as well as opportunities for internships and paid employment in the entertainment field. Students use the 2, 000-seat hall for music, theater and dance performances. Outdoors, science students enjoy field experience using the 270-acre campus arboretum and University-managed nature preserves along the Lake Michigan shoreline and on the nearby Door Peninsula.  Tuition and Fees, Room and Board2002-2003 tuition and fees are $4, 023 for Wisconsin residents and $14, 069 for nonresidents. Minnesota residents pay University of Minnesota tuition rates. Room and board averages $3, 200 for the academic year. Estimated books, supplies and personal expenses are $1, 800 per year.  Financial AidFinancial aid awards are based on need and use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), with an April 15 priority date. Academic and athletic scholarships are available. Using all typical aid programs, the University provides more than $17 million to more than 60 percent of its enrolling students. More than 1, 000 students typically find part-time employment on campus. The community offers a wide variety of work opportunities for students.  Full- and Part-time FacultyUW-Green Bay has about 170 full-time faculty members. Ad hoc, or part-time, instructors push the full-time-equivalent count to more than 200. There are few, if any, teaching assistants. Senior professors teach courses for freshmen and sophomores as well as upper-level courses. They engage in interesting and varied research but have teaching as their primary focus. UW-Green Bay values accessibility and encourages teachers to advise students, involve them in their research, and be available to them beyond class hours. of full-time tenure and tenure-track faculty members, 95 percent hold the Ph. D. or other terminal degree.  Student Organizations and ActivitiesUnited States Universities, Colleges and SchoolsElected and volunteer leadership opportunities exist through the Student Government Association. The student Good Times Programming Board provides social, cultural, recreational and educational programming for students, who find recent Hollywood blockbusters and college classics on the popular film series, and acts including comedians, hypnotists and up-and-coming bands on the concert calendar. More than ninety clubs and organizations focus on special interests. These range from the weekly student newspaper to environmental, service, sports and cultural groups.  Admission Processes and RequirementsAdmission decisions are made on a rolling basis; early application is recommended. Students may call (920) 465-2111 for information, or e-mail to uwgb@uwgb.edu. Basic admission criteria are graduation from high school, completion of seventeen prescribed academic high school units, and a record of scholastic achievement. Fall 2004 new freshmen will be evaluated based on a combination of high school gradepoint average and ACT/SAT scores. See the Web site (www.uwgb.edu/admissions ) for detailed description of GPA/test score requirements.
 

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay 

2420 Nicolet Drive  Green Bay,  

Wisconsin 54311-7001

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920. 465. 2000

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