Northwoods info: Adult Degree

GREEN BAY —Academic advisers at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay want north-central Wisconsin residents to know that a bachelor’s degree isn’t as far away as once thought.

UW-Green Bay’s Adult Degree Program makes it possible to earn a bachelor’s degree through online and weekend courses in Green Bay, as well as with course instruction at Nicolet College in Rhinelander.

The Adult Degree Program offers more online classes than any other major at UW-Green Bay. Also, courses that meet on Saturdays only meet 3-4 times the entire semester, either at UW-Green Bay or Nicolet College, said Eric Craver, Adult Degree Program academic adviser.

“These are degree options for adult learners offered through online courses, Saturday classes and with resources available at other UW System colleges and Wisconsin technical colleges in the area,” Craver said.

One of the degrees UW-Green Bay offers is the Bachelor of Applied Studies degree, which is designed for technical college graduates. It allows for the transfer of a minimum 60 earned credits toward a UW-Green Bay Bachelor’s of Applied Studies degree, Craver said. Also, students completing an associate degree at UW-Marathon County or another UW College campus will transfer all earned credits to UW-Green Bay toward the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Business Administration degrees.

Craver will lead two informational sessions about the Adult Degree Program and UW-Green Bay degree options for adult learners in early October.

He will be at the Nicolet College campus in Rhinelander at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in room 202 of the University Transfer Center, 5364 College Drive in Rhinelander.

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, Craver will lead an information session at 6 p.m. on the UW-Marathon County campus, 518 S. Seventh Street, Wausau, in the Terrace Room (room 100) of the Main Building.

Following the information sessions, UW-Green Bay academic advisers will be available to meet with enrolled and potential Adult Degree program students on Nov. 17-18 at Nicolet College in Rhinelander, and on Nov. 19 at UW-Marathon County and Northcentral Technical College in Wausau.

For more information about UW-Green Bay’s Adult Degree program contact Eric Craver at (800) 621-2313 or visit .