Madison College and UW-Whitewater sign legal studies articulation agreement
To increase flexibility and accessibility to students, UW-Whitewater will also offer all classes online, acknowledging many students seeking this bachelor’s degree are non-traditional students with responsibilities and employment in the Madison area.
“The agreement facilitates credit acceptance, leads to less duplication of courses, potentially lowers tuition costs and ensures faster graduation for students,” says program instructor and Legal Services Chair Norma Kropp. “Having this path where our students can earn a bachelor's degree online allows our students to earn that degree while retaining a job, in many cases, to support their families.
Collaboration and student interest has already begun. This past spring, UW-Whitewater professor Jolly Emrey did a virtual meeting with Madison College legal studies/paralegal students to talk about the agreement. At least three Madison College students have already applied with plans to start at UW-Whitewater this upcoming fall semester.
Kropp is excited about all the opportunities this agreement offers students.
“After earning a bachelor's degree, students can choose to work in a variety of legal professional positions or even go on to graduate or law school.”