Welcome to the College of Science and Health
College Mission and Vision
The mission of the College of Science and Health is to provide an outstanding education in the diverse discipline of science, health, and mathematics. The College is dedicated to student learning where enthusiastic faculty and staff intellectually challenge students in a supportive and professional environment. Fundamental to our mission is the belief in the value of education in the liberal arts and sciences and the creation of new knowledge. The College offers an outstanding academic and cultural environment for the university community and beyond.
Our vision is to be a premier comprehensive institution, excelling in both undergraduate and graduate education. We will provide academic programs that attract high-achieving students on a regional, national, and international basis. The College will have an outstanding reputation for the quality of its students learning, faculty and staff, state of the art facilities and technology, scholarly achievements, and community and professional service.
The College of Science and Health offers challenging baccalaureate programs in the natural and physical sciences, computer science, mathematics, exercise and sport science, and recreation. These undergraduate programs not only prepare students for professions in the sciences and for professional/graduate schools but also provide a strong science base for our undergraduate health science programs (Clinical Laboratory Science, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiation Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation, Athletic Training, and Community Health). Prospective teachers have options in the basic and computational sciences as well as physical education teaching and school health education. Students also have the option of pursuing dual-degree programs in several areas. Our programs collectively contribute many scientific literacy offerings to the University General Education program.
The College also offers high-quality graduate programs. Students can earn master's degrees in biology, clinical exercise physiology, community health education, human performance, software engineering, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, recreation management, therapeutic recreation, school health education, and sport administration with concentrations in Aquatic Science, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Microbiology, and Physiology in addition to collaborative concentrations in Nurse Anesthesia (with the School of Anesthesia , Franciscan Skemp Healthcare) and Clinical Microbiology (with Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, Marshfield Clinic, and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene). Students may earn graduate teaching degrees in community health, school health and physical education. UW-La Crosse, through the University of Wisconsin Physical Therapy Consortium, offers the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. The College also has a certificate program in Medical Dosimetry.
The College is strongly committed to undergraduate, graduate and faculty research. Students team with faculty mentors on research and are eligible to acquire funding from grant programs in the College such as the Dean's Distinguished Fellowships and those for travel and supplies--similar programs exist at the University level. Student research is showcased each spring at the UW-La Crosse Undergraduate Research Symposium.