Special Programs

At UW-Stevens Point at Wausau, we offer a number of special academic programs to support and supplement our curriculum and co-curricular offerings. 

Basic Skills

This Basic Skills Program gives help in basic mathematics and English. Its courses will assist you with the transition from high school to university work, improve your background by developing English and math skills, and in general support your effort toward a successful university experience.

First Year Experience 

The First Year Experience Program helps students transition to college by offering classroom opportunities to maximize academic success, build positive relationships, and provide information on campus-wide resources.

The centerpiece of our First-Year Experience Program is LEC 100, a one-credit, first-year course that focuess on the skills students need for academic and career success. LEC 100 not only helps students in their transition to college, but it also counts towards their associate degree.  

Internship Program 

UW-Stevens Point at Wausau's  Internship Program is a focused work experience where you learn more about a profession, about the culture of work, about key issues facing employers and employees, and about your career interests and goals.

Service Learning 

Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.

In and out of the classroom, UW-Stevens Point at Wausau faculty and staff strive to prepare students to become lifelong learners, responsible citizens, and community leaders. 

Shared Reading Program 

The Shared Reading program offers a chance for students to share ideas with each other and find connections between their college experience and important matters around the world.

Pre-College Program

The Pre-College program, which is free, combines educational mentoring with fun activities to help multicultural and disadvantaged middle and high school students prepare for college.

Youth Options 

The Youth Options Program presents exciting educational options for Wisconsin high school juniors and seniors. By meeting some general requirements and following specific guidelines, you may be able to take university-level courses at UW-Stevens Point at Wausau, earning both high school and college credit. What's more, you don't have to pay for a Youth Options course if your school district doesn't offer a comparable one. All public high schools participate in the Youth Options Program, so all juniors and seniors who meet the program requirements are eligible.