Programs & Services

Our division works in partnership with all 26 UW System campuses to offer innovative continuing and online education solutions to people across the state and around the world.

Online Degrees


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No matter what your educational goals, CEOEL can get you where you want to go. We offer fully online, semester-based programs—taught by University of Wisconsin faculty—including:

Applied Computing
Data Science
Health and Wellness Management
Health Information Management & Technology
Nursing (National)
Nursing (WI Residents Only)
Sustainable Management
Masters of Healthcare Administration
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Enroll when you want, study when it’s convenient, test when you’re ready—and never set foot on campus. UW Independent Learning is a great solution for busy undergrads and working professionals who want to earn UW course credits on their own terms.

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CEOEL supports a variety of programs that promote lifelong learning throughout Wisconsin, serving new and transfer students, veterans and nontraditional students.

Continuing Education
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The School for Workers is the oldest, continuously-operating, university-based labor education program in the United States. One of the first operational components of the Wisconsin Idea, the School, its faculty and staff have long brought these three components–teaching, research, and outreach–to thousands of workers, unions and employers throughout Wisconsin, the nation and the world.

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Students can use their current knowledge and prior experience to progress toward a degree—which may help save them time and money.

UW Flexible Option Programs

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Designed specifically for busy adults, UW Flexible Option’s self-pacedcompetency-based programs respect your time and money by letting you advance at your own pace for a flat tuition rate.

Current UW Flexible program offerings include:

Associate of Arts and Science
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences: Diagnostic Imaging
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology
Business and Technical Communications Certificate
Project Management Certificate
Substance Use Disorders Counselor Certificate