Campus Continuing Education Opportunities
With the cooperation and support of Continuing Studies, the following UW-Madison entities deliver innovative and quality continuing education opportunities for professionals and the public.
Agricultural and Life Sciences
UW-Madison’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences provides practical, top-quality education programs at a reasonable price. More than 200 continuing education opportunities are offered every year, including:
- Special events, campus lectures, in-class demonstrations, and online tutorials for community members and students
- Formal and informal professional development programs
The Small Business Development Center provides a variety of programs and information, including business planning, human resource issues, people and communication skills, and project management. The SBDC also offers a Women’s Breakfast Series, Youth Entrepreneur Camp, and a telephone AnswerLine staffed by counselors with real-world business management experience.
Wisconsin School of Business Executive Education courses for working professionals expand your knowledge, allowing you to stand out as a leader. Discover exciting solutions to help you implement viable changes in your workplace.
The Family Business Center helps area family-business owners, their families, and employees maintain profitable businesses. The center provides access to top professionals in succession planning, financial management, estate planning, and other areas.
Education Outreach and Partnerships (EOP) in the School of Education links the resources of the school to education professionals and others interested in educational issues. EOP offers a wide variety of credit and noncredit learning opportunities in several formats for education leaders, teachers, and students.
The Department of Engineering Professional Development (EPD) helps engineers, scientists, architects, managers, and other professionals understand and apply new technologies, learn best practices, and improve job performance. EPD offers noncredit and credit courses, online master’s degrees, certificate programs, and specially tailored courses.
Drawing on faculty from more than 50 UW-Madison academic departments, the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies hosts a wide range of lectures, seminars, workshops, and conferences - many free and open to the public.
The School of Human Ecology conducts teaching and research on issues facing individuals, groups, and families within their social, psychological, economic, designed, and cultural environments. Faculty also work with community groups to design and conduct community health care, parenting, and grandparenting, after-school child care, consumer finance, and housing programs.
Every year more than 2,000 attorneys and other legal professionals benefit from Continuing Legal Education programs, teleconferences, and publications on tax, real estate, criminal, civil, and business law; marital property, and estate planning.
Library and Information Studies
The School of Library and Information Studies provides premier education in librarianship, archives, and related fields of study. Professionals choose from dozens of continuing education programs offered each year, including online courses, workshops, conferences, institutes, and international study tours.
Primary-care physicians and medical specialists throughout the country take part in conferences, workshops, research symposia, distance education, online programs, independent study and performance improvement projects offered by the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.
School of Nursing, Center for Professional Development and Outreach takes pride in keeping nurses in all practice areas informed, up to date, and competitive across the nation. Educational programs have focused on teaching and learning, women’s health, care of the bariatric patient, core skills in evidence-based practice, and more.
Pharmacists and pharmaceutical professionals take part in short courses, conferences, institutes, training programs, and research symposia to fulfill their continuing education needs.
Veterinary professionals choose from hundreds of courses, including regional and national seminars and conferences, as well as online classes, to stay up to date with their continuing education needs. Topics cover small animal, large animal and special species.