COLLEGE OF LETTERS AND SCIENCES
Home to boundless discovery and cross-disciplinary thinking, the College of Letters and Sciences is the intellectual heart of the university, offering the foundation of a well-rounded education with challenging courses in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences.
You can explore the creation of galaxies in physics class and the power of poetry in English class. Or tackle emerging topics in law or philosophy and ethics. Or uncover clues that solve mysteries in history or criminal justice. You can immerse yourself in new cultures and technologies. The College of Letters and Sciences will prepare you for careers and life ahead.
Along the way, you’ll interact with faculty members are ready to engage with you. We offer meaningful experiences such as research and hands-on learning opportunities, along with small classes and a vibrant campus life. You can find your passion here.
CAN WE BRAG?
Research, explore, get published
Undergraduate students working closely with their faculty mentors have co-authored papers published in professional journals, conducted research for the National Science Foundation, and participated in other prestigious grant-funded projects.
WHY I TEACH
In WHY I TEACH, Luzma Ede-Hernandez, an assistant professor in the Department of Languages and Literatures, talks about how important it is for students to have teachers they can identify with on both a personal and professional level.
In WHY I TEACH, Pete Killoran, lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology, says working with a college mentor allowed him to see his own future. Born in Syracuse, New York, Killoran was drawn to anthropology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Now he is a mentor to undergraduates in criminology and forensic science.
In WHY I TEACH, Tony Gulig, an associate professor of history at UW-Whitewater, says his students remind him of himself, 40 years ago. As an undergraduate student at UW-Eau Claire, Gulig met teachers who taught him how to walk the paths of history in someone else’s shoes. He began to see history as complex, divergent paths.
In WHY I TEACH, award-winning poet Marilyn Annucci talks about the choice she made to be a writer and a teacher. “There is pleasure in leading students to that moment where they see something they didn’t see before. “They’ll read a story and they think they understood it. And then we start talking about it more and we start asking more questions — ‘Oh, wow, there’s all these other layers to it.’ And that’s really exciting.”
In WHY I TEACH, Hephzibah Kumpaty, a professor of chemistry at UW-Whitewater for 24 years, shown here with chemistry major Katherine Ceschi, left, in the lab, talks about her track record of training and mentoring students in organic chemistry research, resulting in several presentations at national and international meetings, including an invited talk at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa in July 2017.
In WHY I TEACH, David Reinhart, a lecturer of philosophy and religious studies at UW-Whitewater, talks about giving the students in his Religious 365 class, "Perspectives on Death and Dying," the option of creating an artwork for their final essay.
John Frye, associate professor of geography, geology and environmental sciences, talks about choosing between two careers — meteorology and journalism — either of which might point him directly toward the eye of a storm.