Hybrid Laboratory Courses

Some lessons are best learned in person. That’s why UW Colleges Online offers hybrid laboratory science courses—part online lecture you can attend at your convenience and part in-person learning experience conducted over two weekends on a UW Colleges campus (varies by course). It’s a smart combination that gives students the flexibility they need while satisfying the science course requirements of most major colleges, universities and professional schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do hybrid classes cost?

Because of the high costs of providing laboratory instruction, hybrid laboratory courses have a course fee of $82 per credit in addition to the normal UW Colleges Online tuition and fees.  Typical lab course in-state fees are as follows (2016-17 school year):

Example TermTuition ($238 per credit)+Administrative Fee ($25 per credit)=Total Due
4 Credit$952.00$100.00$1052.00
5 Credits$1190.00$125.00$1315.00
5 Credit  (Hybrid Lab)$1190.00$125 + $410  (special course fee)$1,725.00
Where will my hybrid course be taught?

The lecture portion of your hybrid laboratory science course will take place online. You’ll be able to learn at your convenience and enjoy the many advantages of online courses. The laboratory component will be held on a UW Colleges campus in Wisconsin. 

Be sure to check the course details of the hybrid science lab course you’re interested in during enrollment. This information is also listed above under what courses are currently offered.  

How often will I have to travel for in-person laboratory sessions?

Every hybrid laboratory science course features two weekend-long laboratory sessions a UW Colleges campuses in Wisconsin. Check the course listing above to find where the current courses are being offered.

Will I have to spend the night? Where will I stay?

Yes, unless you live near the UW Colleges campus where your laboratory section is taking place. Thankfully, our hybrid laboratory exercises have been scheduled with students in mind, allowing most students to arrive on Saturday morning and leave by Sunday afternoon.

We’ll identify the best lodging options for students once enrollment is complete and reserve a block of rooms for your convenience. Students are responsible for paying for the cost of lodging.

What happens if I miss a laboratory session?

Missed laboratory sessions cannot be rescheduled. Double check your schedule before signing up for a hybrid course to make sure you can attend the laboratory sessions and address any work or family obligations that might conflict with the schedule ahead of time.

Find a Course

UW Colleges Online offers a variety of hybrid laboratory courses throughout the year. Search our course catalog to find the class you need.