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WLC Partners with UWM for Physics-Engineering Dual-Degree Program

February 23, 2017

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MILWAUKEE, WI - Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) have announced a direct admission and reverse transfer program that provides a route for full-time WLC students who successfully complete their prerequisites to gain direct admission to the UWM undergraduate engineering program.

The program allows students to earn both a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from WLC and a Bachelor of Science in engineering from UWM. After the student completes two or three years of the physics program at WLC and two years in the engineering program at UWM, final requirements for the B.S. degree at WLC are fulfilled through “reverse transfer.” Students may elect to major in biomedical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, materials, or mechanical engineering at UWM.

According to Brett Peters, Dean of UWM's College of Engineering & Applied Science, there is an increased demand for job-ready graduates with multi-disciplinary knowledge, skills, and abilities. “WLC is a nationally ranked college with a long history of excellence in values-centered learning,” Peters said. “This partnership will strengthen our community. Together, we will build a vibrant workforce and increase access for students seeking a distinctive academic program.”

“We're thrilled to offer this partnership opportunity to students interested in pursuing degrees in both physics and engineering,” states Dr. Daniel Ebeling, Professor of Chemistry at Wisconsin Lutheran College. “Students will benefit from a robust Christian liberal arts education at WLC, conducting undergraduate research alongside expert faculty prior to attending UWM's prestigious College of Engineering & Applied Science. Students will graduate from both institutions carrying with them the momentum and preparedness for success in graduate school and in the ever-developing world of engineering.”

Students interested in the Physics-Engineering Dual-Degree Program are encouraged to request more information and schedule a personal visit to campus to meet with an admissions counselor and physics faculty member.


About Wisconsin Lutheran College 
Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) is an independent Christian college grounded in the liberal arts and located on the border of Milwaukee and Wauwatosa. Founded in 1973, it is committed to preparing the next generation of ethical Christian leaders for service in nearly any career field across the world. WLC serves more than 1,200 students in its traditional undergraduate, adult accelerated and online, and graduate studies programs. The college is recognized for its academic excellence and superior student experience and in 2016 was named a national College of Distinction.

About University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Recognized as one of the nation's 115 top research universities, UWM provides a world-class education to 26,000 students from 89 countries. Its 14 schools and colleges include Wisconsin's only schools of architecture, freshwater sciences and public health, and it is a leading educator of engineers, nurses and teachers. UWM partners with leading organizations to conduct joint research, offer student internships and serve as an economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. The Princeton Review named UWM a 2017 “Best Midwestern” university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews, as well as a top “Green College.”


For more information, contact:
Sandra Nichols
Assistant Dean/Director of Marketing
College of Engineering & Applied Science
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Office: 414.229.1107

Jim Brandt
Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Office: 414.443.8866