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The college enrolls about 2,400 undergraduates and 450 graduate and continuing education students.
Job placement or advanced graduate study in professional fields for all majors is above 94 percent.


College of Professional Studies at UW-Stevens Point

Proactive, Resourceful, Connected, Caring

The College of Professional Studies (CPS) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point was created in the early 1970s to house many of the university's pre-professional programs. Our college's majors and graduate programs are as diverse, but their common thread is student professional preparation.

Prepare for a profession

Pre-professional programs typically require a lot of supervised and graded practicum experiences/labs, where for instance, athletic training students actually tape ankles or education students tutor sixth graders. Practicums and labs help students to affirm their interest in the major. These hands-on experiences also help the faculty to see if the students can actually do the job well, not just talk about it.  

Gain hands-on experience

Pre-professional majors require students to work a semester or longer actually on the job in an apprentice role, where they are graded by both university faculty and the practitioners under whom they work. This culminating experience is called different things by different majors: student teaching, internship, externship or clinical experiences. College of Professional Studies students achieve acceptance into prestigious internships at a rate higher than the national average.