Discover WSU

Winona State University has everything you need for a top-notch education, an amazing student experience, and a foundation for a successful career.

Everything you want is waiting for you at WSU.

Majors & Academic Programs
With 200+ majors and programs to choose from, you have options at WSU. Numerous areas of interest, small class sizes, and expert faculty mean endless opportunities. So much excellence in one place. So many possibilities to explore.
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Professors who go Above & Beyond

WSU professors are not only teachers, but also advisors, research partners and mentors. Your professors will get to know you and how you learn best.

They’re invested in your success—both as a student at WSU and in your future career. Let’s make some introductions. At WSU, the faculty will know you by your name, so here’s a few of theirs too


Dr. Jonathon Mauser


When you fall in love, you can’t stop thinking about that person and you see them wherever you go. That’s exactly what happened when I discovered Biochemistry in college.

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Dr. Aurea Osgood


I went to college thinking I’d become a high school math teacher, but an intro sociology course instantly hooked me, and I decided to switch paths.

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Dr. Brian Zeller

Athletic Training

I‘ve been a professor at WSU for 2 decades, and one of the coolest parts of my job is watching students apply the knowledge they gain in the classroom to actual patients.

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Field Work

We want you in the field as early and as often as possible.

Whether you’re an aspiring teacher, social worker, or biochemist, you’ll get to work directly in the field during your weekly classes and labs.

It’s all by design, so you can be confident in your career path.

Service Learning

Community engagement is an important part of the WSU experience.

Our degree programs allow students to use what they learn in the classroom to help others, like at Bridges Health Winona—a student-led inter-professional clinic that provides free preventative health and wellness services.


With small class sizes, state-of-the-art lab spaces, and faculty guidance, our undergrads conduct research that’s usually reserved for the graduate level at larger universities.

At WSU, you could find yourself studying psychological side-effects of pharmaceuticals in the neurological laboratory, what creates space craters through a NASA grant, or something else that has yet to be explored.


All our degree programs offer opportunities for internships with some of the Midwest region’s most prestigious companies and organizations, including 3M, IBM, Mayo Clinic, Target, Fastenal, and more.

Study Away

We encourage you to leave us while you’re here (at least for a little while).

So, take what you learn in the classroom out into the world.

We’ve got short- and long-term study abroad options that immerse you in a foreign country’s culture while you earn credits.

We’ll be here when you get back.

On-Campus Experience

Working on campus is a great and convenient way to strengthen your skills and build your resumé while you’re in school.

There are work study and part-time jobs available in almost every department, allowing you to earn some money and gain professional experience to kick-start your career.

Student Experiences

We’ve been around a long time. As the oldest member of the Minnesota State system, WSU has a tradition of teaching students to think harder and dream bigger.

Graduate Success Stories

Major: Epidemiology

Post-Graduation Job: Community Health Worker at Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association

Major: Communication Studies

Post-Graduation Job: Project Manager at Thirty Story

Major: Composite Materials Engineering

Post-Graduation Job: Associate Manufacturing Engineer at Northrop Grumman

Support Services

Behind every successful student is a community of people cheering them on, providing guidance, offering support, and more. No one can do it alone.

That’s why we provide free, accessible support services for academic support, health and counseling services plus outreach programs like the KEAP Diversity Resource Center.

You’ll have the support you need to succeed at both the Winona campus and Rochester campus.

Alumni Experiences
If you are looking for an experience that will inspire, motivate, and fully equip you for your future career, I cannot recommend WSU enough!
Katherine Hust ’16 | Elementary Education/K-6 Education
WSU helped me realize my dream. I didn’t think I could earn a degree because I lived too far away from any university, and I worked full-time. The WSU-Rochester campus was a lifesaver!
Diane Connelly ’07 | Accounting
I made the right decision [to attend WSU]…I was challenged academically and walked away after four years with a portfolio of work that helped me secure my first job.
Raegan (Isham) Hennemann ’00 | Journalism
The support from professors and fellow students is tremendous… To this day, I still reach out to my professors for guidance, and they have reached out to me to support current WSU students.
Maggie Teper ’14 | Recreation & Tourism

As one of the first universities in the U.S. to provide laptops to students, WSU knows how important technology is to your education and daily life.

So, we give you the technology and tools you need to learn, work, discover, and play all day, every day.

Top-of-the-Line Learning
From nursing to composite materials engineering to chemistry and more, our labs feature state-of-the-art equipment, so you get hands-on experience to get ready for the career-world.

The Krueger Library is also building a makerspace complete with a 3D printer to help students push boundaries with their capstone projects.

Location, Location, Location

Whether you study on the Winona campus or the Rochester campus, you’ll find a vibrant, connected community—not too big and not too small.

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