Majors and Transfer

World Languages Major Information

Students attending any UW Colleges campus may earn an Associate of Arts and Science degree (60 credits) which is the foundation for the bachelor's degree and for more than 200 college majors.  An Associate of Arts and Science degree from UW Colleges satisfies the university-wide general education requirements for most majors at University of Wisconsin campuses.

For students pursuing a Bachelor's Degree the following degrees (and minors, concentrations and emphasis) are offered at the UW System 4 year campuses which relate to the field of World Languages.

  • African Languages and Literature
  • American Indian Studies
  • Ancient Studies
  • Applied Foreign Languages
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Arabic
  • Biblical and Post-Biblical Studies
  • Business Administration – Concentrations: French, German, Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Classical Humanities
  • Classical Studies
  • Classics – Greek, Latin
  • Comparative Literature
  • Education – French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hebrew – Language and Literature, Studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Japanese – Language and Culture, Liberal Arts
  • Jewish Cultural Studies
  • Judaic Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Russian
  • Russian and East European Studies
  • Spanish
  • Spanish – Hispanic Language and Culture, Spanish American Literature, Spanish Literature


For more detailed information about courses and majors offered on specific campuses, alternative learning options, distance learning options or geographic location, please visit the MajorMania page maintained by UW HELP.


UW Colleges offers several credit certificate programs which some students use to give focus to their electives within the Associate of Arts and Science (AAS) degree program. Certificates are available whether or not you are pursuing an AAS degree. Please see the UW Colleges Catalog for more information on the certificate in International Studies.

Guaranteed Transfer

The UW Colleges Guaranteed Transfer Program enables students to begin their education as a freshman at the UW Colleges and be guaranteed admission to another UW System institution as a junior. After fulfilling certain credit and grade point average requirements, students will transfer with the same rights and privileges as those who begin their education at the baccalaureate institution.

The Guaranteed Transfer Program ensures admission to the baccalaureate institution only and not to the specific program or major. The guarantee of admission applies only to the institution and not to the specific program or major. Please consult with your advisor for help in choosing courses that will best fulfill your needs for transfer.

For more information on general transfer, see the UW Colleges Transfer Information page.      


The Transfer-Wisconsin, maintained by the University of Wisconsin System, lets UW and Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) students see how their credits will transfer to any UW or WTCS campus.

For more information, see the Transfer-Wisconsin site.