Collaborative Degree Programs


UW-Rock County offers nine bachelor’s degree programs from UW-Milwaukee through the UW-Milwaukee College Connection Program. Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts in Art History & Criticism, Communication, History, Organizational Administration, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology or a Bachelor of Science in Community Engagement & Education or Information Sciences & Technology. Students interested in obtaining information regarding these majors should contact the UW-Milwaukee representative on the UW-Rock County campus:

Kimberly M. Hanan

UW Oshkosh Nursing

Earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing through the Soar Ahead BSN Option, a collaborative degree program through UW-Rock County, UW Oshkosh & Blackhawk Technical College.

  • Enjoy convenience:  Stay in the Rock County community in which you live to work and learn while attaining your BSN degree.
  • Travel less:  All courses and clinical components are offered in the local area in the traditional classroom or via online education.
  • Experience hands-on learning:  Get “real-world” environments and experiences to prepare yourself for your career.
  • Find future employment:  Local facilities are advocating and requesting BSN-prepared nurses.
  • Receive tuition reimbursement:  Many local healthcare facilities offer tuition reimbursement programs.

The Soar Ahead BSN Process

  • Apply to UW-Rock County, where you will complete your UW Oshkosh nursing prerequisites and general education requirements.   Total 60 credits.
  • Apply to the Soar Ahead BSN Option the semester before you are finished with your general education and nursing prerequisite requirements. The deadlines are March 1 for the fall semester and August 30 for the spring semester. Admission is merit-based with no wait list.
  • Spend four semesters of nursing clinical coursework at Blackhawk Technical College (BTC), where you’ll earn an Associate Degree in Nursing enabling you to take Registered Nurse Board Examinations (NCLEX-RN).  Total of 38+ credits.
  • Complete the UW Oshkosh BSN requirements offered online. Total of 30 credits.

The Soar Ahead BSN Option requires a total of 128 credits:

  • 60 credits in general education, pre-nursing required courses, and electives at UW-Rock County.
  • 38 credits at Blackhawk Technical College.
  • 30 credits to complete the BSN through UW Oshkosh.

Application Process

After obtaining an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree from UW-Rock County and certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), you will apply to the UW Oshkosh College of Nursing. Applications will be accepted through the UW Oshkosh College of Nursing Undergraduate office until March 1 for the fall semester and August 30 for the spring semester. 

  • Complete Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) with acceptable score.
  • Attend Holistic interview with UW Oshkosh, UW-Rock County, and Blackhawk Technical College representatives at UW-Rock County.  This review committee will select the eligible students according to UW Oshkosh’s admission policies.  You will be notified of your admission status by May 15 for fall and December 1 for spring.
  • Blackhawk Technical College will be given a list of accepted students.  Upon acceptance, you enroll at Blackhawk Technical College.
  • After successfully completing the first year of your Associate Degree in Nursing at Blackhawk Technical College, with at least a 3.0 GPA, you may start taking designated UW Oshkosh BSN course offerings.   


Karen Greenler
UW-Rock County                                        
Solution Center
(608) 758-6565 ext. 240

Dr. Deborah Allar, Ed.D. RN

Blackhawk Technical College                    
Counseling Office
(608) 757-7668

UW-Platteville Engineering

Earn a respected UW-Platteville Bachelor of Science degree in electrical or mechanical engineering by taking courses entirely from the UW-Rock County campus in Janesville, Wisconsin.  The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) recognizes our academic departments.

The UW-Platteville collaborative degree is right for you if you are:

  • in need of flexible course schedules and evening classes?
  • a high school student wanting the best start on an engineering degree?
  • a technician looking to advance in your career and earn higher wages?
  • a local resident wanting to earn a bachelor’s degree?
  • a bachelor’s degree holder desiring a career change?
  • an engineering professional looking to add or refresh skills?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should know more about the University of Wisconsin – Platteville’s Rock County Engineering Program.

Experience a Unique Educational Approach

As a student in the engineering program, you’ll:

  • Enroll in UW-Rock County courses that fulfill general education needs and prepare you for the engineering major of your choice
  • Attend small classes where you get the personal attention from faculty that you need to succeed
  • Take major courses in engineering with UW-Platteville while staying at the Janesville campus 
  • Use state-of-the art equipment and instrumentation at UW-Rock County’s Engineering Center laboratory
  • Review course concepts on-demand with select lectures

Make the Right Choice

Take the first step on the path to becoming an engineer by exploring our brochure.  Contact UW-Rock County Solution Center at (608) 758-6565 ext. 200 or UW-Platteville's engineering program manager at or call (608) 342-6124 for more information about the program and assistance with applying and registering for courses.


Students at UW-Rock County can complete a bachelor's degree through UW-Whitewater's Collaborative Degree Program in Liberal Studies.

The Liberal Studies Degree allows students to combine up to 90 UW-Rock County credits with at least 30 credits of online coursework through UW-Whitewater. The Liberal Studies program is designed for students who desire a broadly based education that gives them the skills necessary for a wide range of career opportunities and the flexibility to adapt to today's rapidly changing employment environment. The program includes a study of a wide range of disciplines — the arts, humanities, science and social sciences. For more information visit


Debra Heiber
(262) 472-1550