UW-Milwaukee and UW Colleges Gain Higher Learning Commission Approval
On July 2, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) approved UW-Milwaukee and UW Colleges to offer a competency-based degree program through the UW Flexible Option. All UW schools and programs receive HLC accreditation before accepting enrollments, and it is a key factor for students as they evaluate their options for higher education.
UW-Milwaukee received permission to offer three bachelor’s degree programs and one certificate program:
- A bachelor’s degree for registered nurses who need additional college to qualify for higher professional credentials (master’s degree in nursing to come in fall 2014)
- A bachelor’s degree in diagnostic imaging (through the B.S. in Biomedical Sciences) for certified diagnostic imaging professionals
- A bachelor’s degree in information science and technology, preparing students for jobs in today’s digital culture and economy
- A certificate in professional and technical communication, providing students with the essential written and oral communication skills needed in the workplace
You can read the full UW System news release here: UW institutions approved to offer Flexible Option degrees
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