SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Except, it's not that simple. The science and nursing courses are the same. The difference is general education courses. Also, it's always struck me as very odd that people compare universities with technical colleges. They have completely different purposes, with the exception of only a few programs. There is no such thing as cosmetology program at a four-year university, nor is there a biology program at a technical college. Apples and oranges, unless Wisconsin is a different planet or something.