The University of Wisconsin-Superior has announced four new online programs for the 2020-2021 school year. The additions include bachelor’s degree psychology and computer science majors, and master’s degrees in cybersecurity and school counseling.
The new programs are designed to meet increased demand for online programs and help fill growing workforce needs. Designed to be affordable and flexible, they are ideal for nontraditional students looking to complete their degree, as well as traditional-aged students looking for a quality online program from a well-established institution. Students in the bachelor degree programs have the added option of taking some courses on-campus, if they choose.
The online computer science major is taught by the same instructors who teach on-campus computer science courses. The program, which requires a minor, includes the same core curriculum as its on-campus counterpart, and a selection of elective courses.
“With the addition of this online option, we are able to serve the needs of students who prefer the flexibility and convenience of an online computer science major,” said professor Steven Rosenberg, math and computer science department chair. “The top-quality instructors UW-Superior is known for have carefully re-engineered each course to maximize the student learning experience in an online format, while ensuring the same great outcomes as our face-to-face offerings.”
The university’s new online psychology major is equivalent to the on-campus major with requirements unchanged and a commitment to an empirical, science-focused approach. Students have abundant opportunities to conduct research and develop critical-thinking skills. The online major is a welcome addition to the university’s psychology programs portfolio, complementing the already-popular online psychology and behavioral neuroscience minors.
“Our psychology major is a practical and flexible option for students, because the critical thinking, communication, and professional development skills emphasized within our core curriculum are highly generalizable and transferable to almost any work setting,” said UWS psychology professor Vanessa Hettinger.
In addition to the two new online undergraduate programs, UWS announced a new master’s in cybersecurity program earlier this spring with four available degree tracks, including digital forensics, cyber response, governance and leadership, and security architecture. The program is taught by top faculty from throughout the UW System.
UW-Superior will also be introducing an online master’s degree program in school counseling later this fall. More details will be released soon about this newest addition to the university’s highly-regarded teacher education programs.