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UWFox to Participate in UW System ‘Flexible Option’

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Students at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley will be able to participate in the UW System Flexible Option degree program announced today by University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly, according to Dr. Martin Rudd, campus executive officer and dean at UWFox.

“As a campus of the University of the Wisconsin Colleges, UWFox is excited to participate in the UW System’s Flexible Option,” Rudd said. “The Flexible Option is primarily designed to serve adults who want to obtain a college degree. Increasing the number of college graduates will strengthen our local economy by meeting the needs of employers for qualified employees.”

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.

With an enrollment of nearly 1,800 students, UWFox is the second largest campus of the University of Wisconsin Colleges, the UW System’s network of 13 freshman/sophomore campuses. Through traditional instruction and UW Colleges Online, students can earn an Associate of Arts and Science degree and transfer to any baccalaureate and professional program at a four-year UW campus.

In addition, UWFox offers the opportunity for students to earn any of six bachelor’s degrees through collaborations with several UW System four-year universities. With all classes held at UWFox, bachelor’s degrees available include Organizational Administration and Leadership Development (via UW Oshkosh), Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering (via UW-Platteville), American Studies (UW-Stevens Point), and Management (UW-Stout).

For more information about the new Flexible Option Degree program, visit www.flex.wisconsin.edu, or contact the UWFox Office of Student Services, at 920-832-2620, via email at foxinfo@uwc.edu, or visit www.uwfox.uwc.edu.

Posted 12/5/2012