Special Programs

At UW-Richland, we offer a number of special academic programs to support and supplement our curriculum and co-curricular offerings.
Academic Alliance

Through a partnership between the school district and UW-Richland, students can earn credits for high school and college courses simultaneously by taking college courses that are:

  • At the high school
  • During the regular school day
  • Taught by qualified high school teachers working with a UW-Richland faculty liaison

See Academic Alliance page.

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.  

Service Learning

Service learning means using what you learn in the classroom to solve real-life problems in your community in a way that helps both you and the community. Though service learning, you not only learn the practical applications of your studies, but become an actively contributing citizen and community member through the service you perform.

Study Abroad

Study abroad programs are open to all students and community members. For a list of upcoming programs, application requirements, costs and other information you will need to participate, visit the UW Colleges Study Abroad website.

Youth Options

The Youth Options Program presents exciting educational options for eligible 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-Richland, earning both high school and college credit. What’s more, you do not have to pay for a course if your school board determines the course is not comparable to a course offered in the school district. All public high schools participate in the Youth Options Program, so all juniors and seniors who meet the program requirements are eligible.